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  • Teachers of
    1 Chronicles 15:22 ; 25:7,8 ; 2 Chronicles 23:13

  • Physical effect of, on man
    1 Samuel 6:15,16

  • Discoursed during the offering of sacrifices
    2 Chronicles 29:27,28

  • Precentor
    Nehemiah 12:42

  • Chief musician
    Nehemiah 12:42 ; Habakkuk 3:19

  • Chambers for musicians in the temple, in Ezekiel's vision
    Ezekiel 40:44

  • In heaven
    Revelation 5:8,9 ; 14:2,3 ; 15:2,3

  • INSTRUMENTS OF
    • Invented by Jubal
      Genesis 4:21
    • Invented by David
      1 Chronicles 23:5 ; 2 Chronicles 7:6 ; 29:26 ; Amos 6:5
    • Made by Solomon
      1 Kings 10:12 ; 2 Chronicles 9:11 ; Ecclesiastes 2:8
    • Made by Tyrians
      Ezekiel 28:13
    • CORNET
      Daniel 3:5,7,10
    • See TRUMPET
    • CYMBAL
    • See CYMBAL
    • DULCIMER, a double pipe
      Daniel 3:5,10,15
    • FLUTE
      Daniel 3:5,7,10,15
    • GITTITH, a stringed instrument
      Psalm 8 ; 81 ; 84
    • HARP
    • See HARP
    • ORGAN, probably composed of pipes furnishing a number of Notes
      Genesis 4:21 ; Job 21:12 ; 30:31 ; Psalm 150:4
    • PIPE
    • See PIPE
    • PSALTERY
    • See PSALTERY
    • SACKBUT, a harp
      Daniel 3:5,7,10,15
    • TABRET
    • See TIMBREL
    • TIMBREL, a tambourine
    • See TIMBREL
    • TRUMPET
    • See TRUMPET
    • VIOL, a lyre
      Isaiah 5:12 ; 14:11 ; Amos 5:23 ; 6:5

  • SYMBOLS USED IN

  • ALAMOTH
    • (Literally virgins)
    • A musical term which appears in
      1 Chronicles 15:20
    • And in the title of
      Psalm 46:1
    • (It seems to indicate the rendering of the song by female Voices, possibly soprano)

    • AL-TASCHITH
    • It appears in the titles of
      Psalm 57:1 ; 58:1 ; 59:1 ; 75:1
    • (it seems to have been used to indicate the kind of ode, or the kind of melody in which the ode should be sung.)

    • HIGGAION
      Psalm 92:3
    • (According to Gesenius, it signifies the murmuring tone of a harp, and hence that the music should be rendered in a plaintive manner.)
      Psalm 9:16
    • (Combined with "Selah," it may have been intended to indicate a pause in the vocal music while the instruments rendered an interlude.)
      Psalm 19:14
    • (Mendelssohn translates it "meditation, thought." Hence, the music was to be rendered in a mode to promote devout meditation.)

    • MAKALATH, MASCHIL, LEANNOTH
    • These terms are found in the titles of
      Psalm 53:1 ; 88:1
    • (Authorities grope in darkness as to their signification. They may indicate the instruments to be played, or the melody to be sung)

    • MASCHIL
    • This musical sign occurs in the titles of
      Psalm 32:1 ; 42:1 ; 44:1 ; 45:1 ; 52:1 ; 53:1 ; 54:1 ; 55:1 ; 74:1 ; Psalm 78:1 ; 88:1 ; 89:1 ; 142:1
    • (The meaning is obscure. But its signification where it occurs elsewhere than in the titles of Psalms is equivalent to the English word "instruction," or to become wise by instruction; hence, Psalm 47:7 : "Sing ye praises with understanding.")

    • MICAHTAM
    • A musical term in the titles of
      Psalm 16:1 ; 56:1 ; 57:1 ; 58:1 ; 59:1 ; 60:1
    • (Luther interprets this as "golden," that is, "precious." Ewald interprets it as signifying a plaintive manner.)

    • MUTH-LABBEN
    • In the title of
      Psalm 9:1
    • (Authorities, ancient and modern, differ as to the probable signification. Gesenius and De Wette interpret it, "with the voice of virgins, by boys." Others derive the word from a different Hebrew root, and interpret it as indicating that the Psalm was a funeral ode.)

    • NEGINAH and NEGINOTH
    • Appear in the titles of
      Psalm 4:1 ; 54:1 ; 55:1 ; 61:1 ; 67:1 ; Habakkuk 3:19
    • (Its use seems to have been to indicate that the song should be accompanied by stringed instruments.)

    • NEHILOTH
    • Appears in the title of
      Psalm 5:1
    • (It seems to indicate, according to Gesenius, that when this Psalm was sung it was to be accompanied by wind instruments.)

    • SELAH
    • (This term appears frequently in the Psalms. Its use is not known. Possibly it signified a pause in the vocal music while an instrumental interlude or finale was rendered.)

    • SHEMINITH
    • In the titles of
      Psalm 6:1 ; 12:1
    • (Translated "eighth," probably indicates the measure, Movement, or pitch.)

    • SHIGGAION
    • In the title of
      Psalm 7:1
    • And its plural, SHIGIONOTH, in the title of
      Habakkuk 3:1
    • (Supposed to be a musical term to guide in rendering the song. At the close of the chapter, the author refers the ode "to the chief musician, on my stringed instruments." The term may suggest the movement in interpreting the music set to it.)

    • SHOSHANNIM and SHUSHAN-EDUTH
    • In the titles to
      Psalm 45:1 ; 60:1 ; 69:1 ; 80:1
    • (Seems to indicate the manner in which these Psalms were to be rendered. Kimchi, Tremellius, and Eichhorn render it "hexachorda," that is, that in singing these Psalms instruments of six strings were to accompany.)

  • UNCLASSIFIED SCRIPTURES RELATING TO
    Genesis 31:27 ; Exodus 15:1,20,21 ; 21:17-20 ; Judges 5:1-3 ; 11:34 ; 1 Samuel 18:6,7 ; 2 Samuel 19:35 ; 1 Kings 1:40 ; 1 Chronicles 6:31,32 ; 15:16-22,24,27,28 ; 16:4-39,41,42 ; 22:3,5,6,27,30 ; 25:1,5,6,7,8 ; 2 Chronicles 5:12,13 ; 20:19,21,22,28 ; 23:13,18 ; 29:25-28 ; 31:2 ; 35:15,25 ; Ezra 2:64 ; 3:10,11 ; Nehemiah 12:24,27-31 ; Job 21:12 ; 30:31 ; Psalm 33:1-4 ; 68:4,25,26,32-35 ; 81:1-3 ; 87:7 ; 92:1-3 ; 95:1,2 ; 98:1-8 ; 104:33 ; 105:2 ; 135:1,2,3 ; 137:1-6 ; 144:9 ; 149:1-3,6 ; 150:1-6 ; Proverbs 25:20 ; Ecclesiastes 2:8 ; Isaiah 5:12 ; 14:11 ; 16:10 ; 23:16 ; 24:8,9 ; 30:29,32 ; Jeremiah 31:4 ; Ezekiel 26:13 ; 33:32 ; Daniel 3:4,6,7 ; Amos 6:5 ; 8:10 ; Matthew 9:23 ; 11:17 ; Mark 14:26 ; 1 Corinthians 14:15 ; Ephesians 5:19 ; Colossians 3:16 ; Hebrews 2:12 ; Revelation 14:2,3 ; 18:22

  • See PRAISE

  • See PSALMS

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Bibliography Information
Nave, Orville J. Entry for 'Music'. Nave's Topical Bible. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/ntb/m/music.html. 1896.

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