I have speculated on at least one other thread that the Nazarite vows appear to be special purity rites (over and above ordinary Judaic purity rites) for preparations to become a king, an annointed messiah. Or someone connected to such a messiah, hence Queen Helena being so persistent as to take the vows 3 times to complete properly. And so, in my opinion, a Nazarene is someone who follows a Nazarite.I dunno. Nazarene just sounds kinda like Nazirite.
Notice how the Nazarite vows are recorded in Numbers 6, but there is no discussion of them beyond Samson being a Nazarite, that is, until the apocalyptic times where the messianic king is expected.
From the Egyptian, the NZR root means related to the 'prince', and hence is symbiotic with such as 'branch' -- e.g. the 'royal' Root and Branch of Jesse, etc.. Why would anybody give a damn about Jesse the shepherd? Because he wasn't a literal shepherd, but an encrypted symbolic shepherd from ...
Samson is no exception here, as his parents are the leaders of the Danites, and they are visited by an angel to inform them of how special Samson is. Samson, of course, is an agent of Chaos preparing the way for a prior Saul, the first king who leads to David. The Danites are .... Egyptians via a stop in Mycenaean Greece, related to the legend of Egyptus vs. Danuus, a schism leading to several serial migrations.
We are really talking prior about the changes and machinations involved with the collapse of the Late Bronze Age and its aftermath ... in forming the new age of the day, and where the Egyptians were the only civilization to survive with its royalty intact.
As I've posted (the lecture videos) recently, the rational scholars of today understand the Exodus as being that of only a few higher level people, being imposed upon Canaan (itself in the power vacuum of the collapse of the LBA), as described by the distribution of the Levitical priesthood in the 48 largest cities of Canaan. These Levitical priests were likely the Yehud priests recorded belonging to Amenhotep III, the father of Akhenaten, as discussed by the Sabbah brothers in Secrets of the Exodus..
All roads leading to Rome seem to mostly have had their start in Egypt.
Quite possibly, however, I think it much more likely that Semitic Phoenicia is used as part of the veiling. Just inland from Phoenicia (Greater Canaan) is this Syrian landscape including Edessa and the phantom land of Adiabene that Josephus describes. As Ellis goes on at length, the verbose Josephus goes to great efforts to veil the identities and history of the real royal house of Edessa, which appears to get its real start with the time claimed for the Biblical Jesus. Josephus starts his nonsense by claiming that Augustus would think it prudent to provide the king of Parthia with a mere courtesan, who immediately became the favorite wife. And this follows that such as Cicero claimed that Cleopatra VII fled Rome while pregnant with a second Caesarian child. With Josephus, instead of following the money, one follows both his silence and BS.Regarding the Nazarenes, is there anything of relevance in the Ancient Spooks series (Covert ops)? The author suggests different types of Nazirs: Actors for life, who fake their own death… picked before birth or after birth…
As Ellis eventually gets onto, and as I had mentioned, the Romans were completely aware and approving of all the (literally) new developments at Edessa and Palmyra, and thus we have good reason to believe that it was this royal family that had interests in establishing itself in Jerusalem. And that these same people were leaders of the Nazorean/Nazarenes and that Queen Helena was a related 'Nazarite' (but rather not from Adiabene). Just like Mecca was not in Mecca, but rather was Petra (Becca), hundreds of miles distant.