Instruments, Biblical

   The following instruments have been identified in the Old Testament: percussion: bells, cymbals, mena’ane’im ("sistrum," metal rattle), and tof ("tympanum" or "tambourine"); winds: halil ("pipe" or "shawm"), keren ("horn"), {}mashrokita ("pipe" or "flute"), shofar, and trumpet; strings: asor ("ten-stringed" zither), katros ("lyre" or "guitar"), kinnor, nebel ("lyre" likely the same as kinnor), psanterin ("dulcimer" or "psaltery"), and sabkha (triangular harp).

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Biblical Antiquities — • Details domestic, political, and sacred antiquities Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Biblical Antiquities     Biblical Antiquities      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Biblical Hebrew — Biblical Hebrew, Classical Hebrew שְֹפַת כְּנַעַן, יְהוּדִית, (לְשוֹן) עִבְרִית …   Wikipedia

  • History of music in the biblical period — David Playing the Harp by Jan de Bray, 1670. Knowledge of the biblical period is mostly from literary references in the Bible and post biblical sources. Religion and music historian Herbert Lockyer, Jr. writes that music, both vocal and… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Biblical names — This is a list of names from the Bible, mainly taken from the 19th century public domain resource: : Hitchcock s New and Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Roswell D. Hitchcock, New York: A. J. Johnson, 1874, c1869.Each name is given with its …   Wikipedia

  • 3 (Suburban Kids with Biblical Names album) — Infobox Album Name = #3 Type = studio Artist = Suburban Kids with Biblical Names Released = October 18, 2005 Recorded = Genre = Indie pop Length = 35:18 Label = Producer = Reviews = *Allmusic rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg… …   Wikipedia

  • MIRACLE — Biblical Hebrew has no word corresponding to the English miracle. Occasionally, the Bible mentions wonders (peleʾ, niflaʾot) meaning miracles (Ex. 3:20; Josh. 3:5; Ps. 78:11; etc.), but the meaning of wonder is much broader than miracle. A… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE LITERATURE — Biblical and Hebraic Influences One result of the Christian struggle against Muslim invaders of the Iberian peninsula from the eighth century onward was the blending of national and religious aspirations, which revealed itself in Spanish… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • SHIPS AND SAILING — Biblical Period The first sailing vessel mentioned in the Bible is Noah s Ark (see ark of noah ). The Phoenicians first developed marine navigation for purposes of commerce and communication along the sheltered part of the east Mediterranean… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Judith, Book of — ▪ biblical literature       apocryphal work excluded from the Hebrew and Protestant biblical canons but included in the Septuagint (Greek version of the Hebrew Bible) and accepted in the Roman canon.       The book relates that Nebuchadrezzar… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.