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KJV term for tambourine. Scripture associates the tambourine with occasions of strong emotion: farewells (Genesis 31:27 ); prophetic ecstasy (1 Samuel 10:5 ); a victory procession (1 Samuel 18:6 ); the procession of the ark to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:5 ). Tambourine music often accompanied festive occasions of drinking and merrymaking (Isaiah 5:12 ; Isaiah 24:8 ; Isaiah 30:32 ; Jeremiah 31:4 ).

Often women were the musicians (1 Samuel 18:6 ; 2 Samuel 6:5 ; Psalm 68:25 ). See Music, Instruments, Dancing .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Tabret'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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