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Harp. The national musical instrument of the Hebrews. Its invention is credited to Jubal before the flood. Genesis 4:21. Josephus records that the harp had ten strings and that it was played on with the plectrum. Sometimes it was smaller, having only eight strings, and was usually played with the fingers.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Harp'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. 1893.

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