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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Lute

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lūt ( נבל , nebhel ; thus the Revised Version (British and American); the King James Version viol ( Isaiah 5:12 )): Nebhel is rendered elsewhere by psaltery" or "viol." The lute was originally an Arabic instrument. It resembled a guitar, though with a longer and more slender neck. The name is derived from Arabic al'ood , with a of article elided; hence, Italian liuto ; French luth . See MUSIC .


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Lute'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/isb/l/lute.html. 1915.

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