Men or women could consecrate themselves in special service to the Lord for a period of time through this “Nazirite” vowA vow is a promise or an oath. God promised to be Israel's God, while in return the people vowed to be obedient to God's commandments. In the book of 1 Samuel Hannah, the mother of Samuel, vowed to dedicate the life of her son... More.
While all Israel was called upon to serve God, people could voluntarily “separate themselves to the LORD” in a special way through this Nazirite vow. “Nazirite” comes from the Hebrew nazir, meaning to separate or consecrate. See the further description of this vow under Introductory Issues. Special rules apply to the vows of women (Numbers 30:3-16).