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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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A — 1: κιθάρα
(Strong's #2788 — Noun Feminine — kithara — kith-ar'-ah )

whence Eng., "guitar," denotes "a lyre" or "harp;" it is described by Josephus as an instrument of ten strings, played by a plectrum (a smaller instrument was played by the hand); it is mentioned in 1 Corinthians 14:7 ; Revelation 5:8 ; 14:2 ; 15:2 .

B — 1: κιθαρίζω
(Strong's #2789 — Verb — kitharizo — kith-ar-id'-zo )

signifies "to play on the harp," 1 Corinthians 14:7 ; Revelation 14:2 . In the Sept., Isaiah 23:16 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Harp'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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