In Lectures 2,3, and 4, Dr. Meredith describes how Paul and his companions participated in a Nazarite vow.
As Mr. Meredith explains in Lecture 2, the book of Acts describes how Paul had apparently taken a Nazarite vow when he cut his hair off at Cenchreae. But there was another major character in the New Testament who lived under a Nazarite vow. That man was John the Baptist.
The two examples in the Old Testament of men who lived under a Nazarite vow were contemporaries, and they served God in leading Israel. But they were very different men.
To read the full story of these two men, just go to Mr. John Ogwyn’s article, “A Tale of Two Nazarites”.
If you’d like to do more research into how the Nazarite vow became woven into Jewish culture in history, a good place to start is the Jewish Encyclopedia. Follow this link for an article on this topic.