What does Harp mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הַשְּׁמִינִ֗ית Sheminith. 2
(קַתְר֨וֹס) a musical instrument. 2
כִּנּ֖וֹר lyre 2
בְּ֝כִנּ֗וֹר lyre 2
בְּכִנּ֑וֹר lyre 2
וְ֝כִנּ֗וֹר lyre 1
(קַתְר֣וֹס‪‬) a musical instrument. 1
(קַתְר֤וֹס) a musical instrument. 1
בְּנֵ֥בֶל a skin-bag 1
בְּכִנּֽוֹר lyre 1
בְכִנּ֑וֹר lyre 1
! וְכִנּ֗וֹר lyre 1
בְכִנּ֗וֹר lyre 1
וְכִנּֽוֹר lyre 1
κιθάρα a harp to which praises of God are sung in heaven. 1
κιθάραν a harp to which praises of God are sung in heaven. 1
וְכִנּ֗וֹר lyre 1
כִּנֹּרִ֑י lyre 1
וְכִנּ֑וֹר lyre 1
כִנּ֜וֹר lyre 1
כִּנּֽוֹר lyre 1
כִנּ֛וֹר lyre 1
כַּכִּנּ֖וֹר lyre 1
הַכִּנּ֖וֹר lyre 1
בַּכִּנּ֑וֹר lyre 1
וְכִנּ֔וֹר lyre 1
בַּכִּנּ֔וֹר lyre 1
בְכִנּֽוֹר lyre 1

Definitions Related to Harp

H3658


   1 lyre, Harp.
   

H8067


   1 Sheminith.
      1a perhaps an eight-stringed musical instrument.
      1b perhaps a musical notation, ie an octave.
      

H7030


   1 a musical instrument.
      1a probably the lyre or zither.
      

G2788


   1 a Harp to which praises of God are sung in heaven.
   

H5035


   1 a skin-bag, jar, pitcher.
      1a skin-bottle, skin.
      1b jar, pitcher (earthen).
   2 Harp, lute, guitar, musical instrument.
   

Frequency of Harp (original languages)

Frequency of Harp (English)

Dictionary

Easton's Bible Dictionary - Harp
(Heb. kinnor), the national instrument of the Hebrews. It was invented by Jubal (Genesis 4:21 ). Some think the word Kinnor Denotes the whole class of stringed instruments. It was used as an accompaniment to songs of cheerfulness as well as of praise to God ( Genesis 31:27 ; 1 Samuel 16:23 ; 2 Chronicles 20:28 ; Psalm 33:2 ; 137:2 ). In Solomon's time harps were made of almug-trees (1 Kings 10:11,12 ). In 1 Chronicles 15:21 mention is made of "harps on the Sheminith;" Revised Version, "harps set to the Sheminith;" better perhaps "harps of eight strings." The soothing effect of the music of the harp is referred to 1 Samuel 16:16,23 ; 18:10 ; 19:9 . The church in heaven is represented as celebrating the triumphs of the Redeemer "harping with their harps" (Revelation 14:2 ).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Harp
See Music, Instruments, Dancing .
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Harp
kinnor With ten strings, played on with a plectrum (quill), according to Josephus; but also with the hand by David (1 Samuel 16:23; 1 Samuel 18:10; 1 Samuel 19:9). Jubal invented it, the simplest kind of stringed instrument, and the" organ" (ugab ), rather the "pipe," the simplest kind of wind instrument; his brother Jabal was" father of such as dwell in tents and have cattle." The brotherhood accords with the fact that the leisure of a nomad life was well suited to the production and appreciation of music (Genesis 4:20-21). The harp was the earliest of all musical instruments, and the national instrument of the Hebrew.
They used it, not as the Greeks, for expressing sorrow, but on occasions of joy and praise (Genesis 31:27; 2 Chronicles 20:28; Psalms 33:2); therefore, it was hung on the willows in the Babylonian captivity (Psalms 137:2; Job 30:31). The words "My bowels shall sound like an harp" (Isaiah 16:11) do not allude to the sound as lugubrious, but to the strings vibrating when struck. There was a smaller harp played with the hand, as by the walking prophets (1 Samuel 10:5), besides the larger, with more strings, played with the plectrum. Its music, as that of other instruments, was raised to its highest perfection under David (Amos 6:5). It was an important adjunct to the "schools of the prophets."
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Harp
(κιθάρα, also κιθαρίζειν, ‘to harp,’ and κιθαρῳδός [1] ‘a harper’)
The word and its two derivatives occur only in 1 Corinthians and Revelation. In 1 Corinthians 14:7 : ‘Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they give not a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?’ St. Paul by this musical illustration criticizes a prevalent and unedifying speaking with tongues, though, in the light of the phrase eandem cantilenam recinere, his figure of ‘harping’ has come in colloquial use to represent rather monotonous persistency. In Revelation 5:8 the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders who abased themselves before the Lamb have each of them a harp; and the voice which was heard, as the Lamb and the hundred and forty and four thousand stood on Mount Zion, is described as that of ‘harpers harping with their harps’ (Revelation 14:2). The victors over the beast, his image, and his mark, who stand by ‘the glassy sea mingled with fire’ and sing the the song of Moses, have ‘harps of God’ to sing His praise (Revelation 15:2). In Revelation 18:22 the angel who doomed the great city of Babylon declared that it would hear no more the voice of harpers (cf. Isaiah 23:16).
When we attempt to describe exactly the design and manipulation of musical instruments in use throughout the Apostolic Age, we are met with almost insuperable difficulties. The apocalyptic character of the book, which, as we have seen, contains, with but one exception, the references to harps, turns one to Jewish music; but, though there is much relevant information in Chronicles and other OT writings, it is lacking in precision. It is easier to describe the instruments of ancient Egypt and Assyria, for we are helped by sculptures and pictures, the like of which have not been found in Palestine. We must rely, therefore, on analogy guided by our inexact OT descriptions.
‘To accompany singing, or at all events sacred singing, stringed instruments only were used, and never wind instruments’ (Appendix to Wellhausen’s ‘Psalms’ [2] , 1898]). It may be too much to say that they were the only accompanying instruments, but they were certainly the principal. In the OT there is mention of only two stringed instruments (if we except the curious list which appears in Daniel), and these are the כִּנּוֹר and נֶבֶל. The former is the older, and tradition points to Jubal as its inventor (Genesis 4:21); while the second does not appear before 1 Samuel 10:5. These are translated in the English Version as ‘harp’ and ‘psaltery’ respectively. From 1 Kings 10:12 we learn that their framework was made of almug or algum; from 2 Chronicles 20:28 that both were portable, and from many OT passages that they were much used at religious and festive gatherings. It is difficult to determine with exactness the difference between these stringed instruments; but, although later tradition confused them, they were certainly not identical, nor were their names used indifferently to denote the same instrument. There are several reasons, however, for the belief that the כִּנּוֹר resembled a lyre, and that the נֶבֶל was a form of harp (the question is discussed in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) iii. 458f.). Amongst these are (1) the fact that in the Septuagint κιθάρα, or its equivalent κινύρα, is the almost invariable translation of כִּנּוֹר; (2) the evidence of Jewish coins pointing to a decided similarity of כִּנּוֹר and κιθάρα (see F. W. Madden, Coins of the Jews2, 1885, pp. 231, 243); and (3) the distinction emphasized by early Christian writers between instruments which had a resonance-frame beneath the strings and those which had it above (see St. Augustine on Psalms 42). Josephus, who has a description of the frame-work and strings of these instruments is Ant. viii. iii. 8, distinguished the κινύρα as ten-stringed and struck with a plectrum from the νάβλα as twelve-stringed and played with the hand.* [3]
The κιθάρα was the traditional instrument of psalmody, and the κιθαρῳδός, along with the αὐλητής, performed at the festive seasons of Hebrew life (cf. H. B. Swete, The Apocalypse of St. John2, 1907, pp. 80, 239). Being lighter in weight than the נֶבֶל, the lyre was much played in processions, and, as we learn from Psalms 137:2, it could be hung on the poplar trees of Babylon when the Hebrew exiles were in no mood for songs of rejoicing. The κιθάρα was of Asiatic origin, and was probably introduced into Egypt by Semites. The earliest representation of a stringed instrument is that excavated at Telloh in South Babylonia, which in size resembles a harp but is shaped like a lyre, i.e. it has a resonance-body on which are set two almost perpendicular posts between which are the strings, upright and fastened to a cross-bar. A picture which better illustrates the ordinary lyre is that of three Semitic captives guarded by an Assyrian warrior while they played; but perhaps the best illustration is that on the Jewish coins mentioned above.
Archibald Main.
Webster's Dictionary - Harp
(1):
(n.) A grain sieve.
(2):
(n.) A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers.
(3):
(n.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.
(4):
(v. t.) To play on, as a harp; to play (a tune) on the harp; to develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.
(5):
(n.) To dwell on or recur to a subject tediously or monotonously in speaking or in writing; to refer to something repeatedly or continually; - usually with on or upon.
(6):
(n.) To play on the harp.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Harp
Isaiah 5:12 (b) This is a symbol of joy, praise and worship. When Israel was captive in a foreign land, their song ceased, and the musical instruments were laid aside. (See Psalm 137:2). In this passage the musical instruments are mentioned to describe the hilarity and riotous music that comes from those who follow wine and strong drink. They are full of joy, praise and worship for their false gods.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Harp
Musical instrument, probably somewhat like those now bearing the name, for such are seen depicted on the Egyptian monuments. The harp is mentioned as early as Genesis 4:21 . It was one of the instruments used in the temple service. 1 Kings 10:12 ; 1 Chronicles 13:8 , etc. The harp is remarkable for its soft, soothing sounds. It was used by David to drive away the evil spirit from Saul, 1 Samuel 16:23 and it is the only musical instrument referred to symbolically as being in heaven. Revelation 5:8 ; Revelation 14:2 : called 'the harps of God' in Revelation 15 . 2 .
King James Dictionary - Harp
H`ARP, n.
1. An instrument of music of the stringed kind, of a triangular figure, held upright and commonly touched with the fingers. 2. A constellation. H`ARP, To play on the harp.
I heard the voice of harpers,harping with their harps. Revelation 14
1. To dwell on, in speaking or writing to continue sounding. He seems
Proud and disdainful,harping on what I am--
Not what he knew I was.
2. To touch as a passion to affect.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Harp
HARP . See Music and Musical Instruments.
People's Dictionary of the Bible - Harp
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.
Webster's Dictionary - Jew's-Harp
(1):
(n.) The shackle for joining a chain cable to an anchor.
(2):
(n.) An instrument of music, which, when placed between the teeth, gives, by means of a bent metal tongue struck by the finger, a sound which is modulated by the breath; - called also Jew's-trump.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Harp
a stringed musical instrument. The Hebrew word kinaor, which is translated "harp" in our English version, very probably denoted all stringed instruments. By the Hebrew, the harp was called the pleasant harp; and it was employed by them, not only in their devotions, but also at their entertainments and pleasures. It is probable, that the harp was nearly the earliest, if not the earliest instrument of music. David danced when he played on the harp: the Levites did the same. Hence it appears, that it was light and portable, and that its size was restricted within limits which admitted of that service, and of that manner of using it.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Harp
(Latin: harpa)
A musical instrument, roughly triangular in form, whose strings of various lengths are plucked by the fingers in order to produce sound. Drawings of the harp appear on early Egyptian, Assyrian, Hebrew, and Celtic monuments; it is mentioned in the Bible, e.g., Genesis 4; 2Paralipomenon, 9; Psalms 70; Apocalypse 5; and was used by the minstrels of the Middle Ages. The modern pedal harp was perfected by Sebastian Erard, 1810. As an emblem in art it is associated with Saint Cecilia as a musician and patroness of music, and of Saint Patrick due to his association with Ireland.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Harp
Hebrew KINNOR, the most ancient and common stringed instrument of the Jews, more properly translated lyre. It was light and portable, and was used on joyful occasions, whether sacred or not. It was invented by Jubal, Genesis 4:21 31:27 1 Chronicles 16:5 25:1-5 Psalm 81:2 . David was a proficient in its use, 1 Samuel 16:16,23 18:10 . The instrument most nearly resembling our harp was the Hebrew NEBEL, translated, psaltery in the Old Testament, Psalm 57:8 81:2 92:3 108:2 . It had a general triangular shape, and seven to twelve strings, Psalm 33:2 144:9 . It was played with the hand or with a short iron rod or plectrum according to its size. The Jews had other stringed instruments, like the guitar and lute, but little can be accurately determined respecting their form, etc. See MUSIC .
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Harp
The harp was the national instrument of the Hebrews, and was well known throughout Asia. Moses assigns its invention to Jubal during the antediluvian period. (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.
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Harp
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 .

Sentence search

Harping - ) Pertaining to the Harp; as, Harping symphonies. ) of Harp...
Harp - The Hebrew word kinaor, which is translated "harp" in our English version, very probably denoted all stringed instruments. By the Hebrew, the Harp was called the pleasant Harp; and it was employed by them, not only in their devotions, but also at their entertainments and pleasures. It is probable, that the Harp was nearly the earliest, if not the earliest instrument of music. David danced when he played on the Harp: the Levites did the same
Harper - ) A player on the Harp; a minstrel. ) A brass coin bearing the emblem of a Harp, - formerly current in Ireland
Harp - ) To play on, as a Harp; to play (a tune) on the Harp; to develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a Harp; to hit upon. ) To play on the Harp
Mahali - Infirmity; a Harp; pardon
Psaltery - See Harp, and MUSIC
Harp - Harp
Cithara - ) An ancient instrument resembling the Harp
Harpist - ) A player on the Harp; a Harper
Harp - Harp. Josephus records that the Harp had ten strings and that it was played on with the plectrum
Lyrism - ) The act of playing on a lyre or Harp
Trichord - ) An instrument, as a lyre or Harp, having three strings
Saddler - ) A Harp seal
Psaltery - A musical instrument, supposed to have been a kind of lyre, or a Harp with twelve strings. In Daniel 3:5,7,10,15 , the word thus rendered is Chaldaic, pesanterin, which is supposed to be a word of Greek origin denoting an instrument of the Harp kind
Harp - The Harp was the national instrument of the Hebrews, and was well known throughout Asia. (Genesis 4:21 ) Josephus records that the Harp had ten strings, and that it was played on with the plectrum
Planxty - ) An Irish or Welsh melody for the Harp, sometimes of a mournful character
Lyrist - ) A musician who plays on the Harp or lyre; a composer of lyrical poetry
ju'Bal - (music ), a son of Lamech by Adah, and the inventor of the "harp and organ
Decachordon - ) An ancient Greek musical instrument of ten strings, resembling the Harp
Jubal - Son of Lamech and Adah: "he was the father of all such as handle the Harp and organ
Trigon - (tri' gahn) Small, three-cornered Harp with four strings (Daniel 3:5 ,Daniel 3:5,3:7 ,Daniel 3:7,3:10 ; KJV, sackbut)
Sackbut - sambuke), a Syrian stringed instrument resembling a Harp (Daniel 3:5,7,10,15 ); not the modern sackbut, which is a wind instrument
Arpeggio - ) The production of the tones of a chord in rapid succession, as in playing the Harp, and not simultaneously; a strain thus played
Harp - , "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
Lyre - ) A stringed instrument of music; a kind of Harp much used by the ancients, as an accompaniment to poetry
Harp - (Latin: Harpa) ...
A musical instrument, roughly triangular in form, whose strings of various lengths are plucked by the fingers in order to produce sound. Drawings of the Harp appear on early Egyptian, Assyrian, Hebrew, and Celtic monuments; it is mentioned in the Bible, e. The modern pedal Harp was perfected by Sebastian Erard, 1810
Minstrel - The Hebrew word in (2 Kings 3:15 ) properly signifies a player upon a stringed instruments like the Harp or kinnor [1], whatever its precise character may have been, on which David played before Saul, (1 Samuel 16:16 ; 18:10 ; 19:9 ) and which the harlots of the great cities used to carry with them as they walked, to attract notice
Harp - The Harp is mentioned as early as Genesis 4:21 . The Harp is remarkable for its soft, soothing sounds. Revelation 5:8 ; Revelation 14:2 : called 'the Harps of God' in Revelation 15
Performer - ) One who performs, accomplishes, or fulfills; as, a good promiser, but a bad performer; especially, one who shows skill and training in any art; as, a performer of the drama; a performer on the Harp
Lyrical - ) Of or pertaining to a lyre or Harp
Jubal - He was the inventor of "the Harp" (Heb
Attune - ) To tune or put in tune; to make melodious; to adjust, as one sound or musical instrument to another; as, to attune the voice to a Harp
Eliph'Eleh - (whom God makes distinguished ), a Merarite Levite, one of the gate-keepers appointed by David to play on the Harp "on the Sheminith" on the occasion of bringing up the ark to the city of David
Organ - Pandean pipe or syrinx (still a pastoral instrument in Syria) as distinguished from the Harp, stringed instruments (Genesis 4:21; Job 21:12; Job 30:31; Psalms 150:4)
Music, Musicians, Musical Instruments - The Harp and the organ, or pipe, were in use as early as Genesis 4:21 . Laban, when chiding with Jacob for secretly leaving him, said he would have sent him away "with songs, with tabret, and with Harp. When Moses sang the song of triumph at the Red Sea, Miriam answered with a tabret in her hand; and Samuel told Saul that he would meet a company of prophets with a psaltery, a tabret, a pipe, and a Harp. Such an exhortation as "Praise him with the psaltery and Harp," is beautifully in place in the Psalms; but in the N
Higgaion - In Psalm 92:3 means the murmuring tone of the Harp
Serah - Playing a song on her Harp, she gradually mixed in the words "Joseph is alive
Higgaion - " Found Psalms 9:16; Psalms 19:14; Psalms 92:3 margin "upon the Harp with musing" (Lamentations 3:61)
Harpsichord - ) A Harp-shaped instrument of music set horizontally on legs, like the grand piano, with strings of wire, played by the fingers, by means of keys provided with quills, instead of hammers, for striking the strings
Sackbut - This was a triangular Harp
Minstrel - ) In the Middle Ages, one of an order of men who subsisted by the arts of poetry and music, and sang verses to the accompaniment of a Harp or other instrument; in modern times, a poet; a bard; a singer and Harper; a musician
Gittith - " The Targum explains by "on the Harp which David brought from Gath
Lute - NAS and NIV translated the first term as “10-stringed lute” and the second as Harp
Jaaziel - ” Levite and Temple musician (1 Chronicles 15:18 ), apparently appearing in a variant Hebrew spelling in 1 Chronicles 15:20 as one who played the psalter ( 1 Chronicles 15:20 ) or Harp (NRSV, NAS, TEV) or lute (REB), or lyre (NIV)
Azaziah - Levite David appointed to play the Harp for the Temple worship (1 Chronicles 5:21 )
Harp - The Harp was the earliest of all musical instruments, and the national instrument of the Hebrew. The words "My bowels shall sound like an Harp" (Isaiah 16:11) do not allude to the sound as lugubrious, but to the strings vibrating when struck. There was a smaller Harp played with the hand, as by the walking prophets (1 Samuel 10:5), besides the larger, with more strings, played with the plectrum
Neginoth - It denotes all kinds of stringed instruments, as the "harp," "psaltery," "viol," etc
Fescue - ) An instrument for playing on the Harp; a plectrum
Saddleback - ) The Harp seal
Unstring - ) To loosen the string or strings of; as, to unstring a Harp or a bow
Genesareth - (Hebrew: kinnor, a Harp) ...
Fertile district of Palestine, on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee (Mark 6), often called the Lake of Genesareth; the scene of the public ministry of Our Lord
Mahalath - Gesenius takes it as a Harp or stringed instrument
je-i'el - (1 Chronicles 15:18 ) His duty was also to play the Harp, ver. (1 Chronicles 15:21 ) or the psaltery and Harp, (1 Chronicles 16:5 ) in the service before the ark
Jubal - Lamech's son by Adah; invented the Harp and organ (pipe), i
Higgaion - Literally it means 'the sound of a Harp when struck
Psaltery - It is at times mentioned along with the Harp
Harp - H`ARP, To play on the Harp. ...
I heard the voice of Harpers,harping with their Harps. He seems ...
Proud and disdainful,harping on what I am-- ...
Not what he knew I was
Music - David's Harp quieted the disturbed state of Sauls mind. Jubal, before the deluge, is said to have been "the father of all that play on the (kinnor) Harp, and (hugab) organ. But after all, it is not to be supposed, that every instrument of flute, Harp, sackbut, psaltry, and dulcimer, literally mean those things which we take them for
Kircher, Athanasius - He also perfected the speakIng tube and the AEolian Harp, and invented the magic lantern
Sackbut - It is apparently an instrument of Asian origin, a triangular Harp with four or more strings
Athanasius Kircher - He also perfected the speakIng tube and the AEolian Harp, and invented the magic lantern
Pipe - " Representing wind instruments, as the Harp represents "stringed instruments"
Trigon - ) A kind of triangular lyre or Harp
Organ - In (Job 21:12 ) are enumerated three kinds of musical instruments which are possible under the general terms of the timbrel Harp and oryan
Azazi'ah - (whom the Lord strengthens )
A Levite musician in the reign of David, appointed to play the Harp in the service which attended the procession by which the ark was brought up from the house of Obed-edom
Melody - , "to sing with a Harp, sing psalms," denotes, in the NT, "to sing a hymn, sing praise;" in Ephesians 5:19 , "making melody" (for the preceding word ado, see SING)
Musical - Of stringed instruments were the Harp, the instrument of ten strings, the sackbut, and the psaltery
Harping - Playing on a Harp dwelling on continually. ...
Making infinite merriment by Harpings upon old themes. Harpings. In ships, Harpings are the fore-parts of the wales, which encompass the bow of the ship,and are fastened to the stem. ...
Cat-harpings, are ropes which serve to brace in the shrouds of the lower masts, behind their respective yards
Exorcist, - (Matthew 12:27 ; Acts 19:13 ) David, by playing skillfully on a Harp, procured the temporary departure of the evil spirit which troubled Saul
Cinnereth - A Harp, one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Joshua 19:35 ; Compare Deuteronomy 3:17 )
Minstrel - A player upon the" Harp" or kinor (1 Samuel 16:16; 1 Samuel 18:10; 1 Samuel 19:9)
Self-Seeking - The minstrel laid his fingers among the strings of his Harp, and woke them all to the sweetest melody, but the hymn was to the glory of himself. It was a celebration of the exploits of song which the bard had himself performed, and told how he had excelled high-born Hoel's Harp, and emuted soft Llewellyn's lay. When the feast was over, the Harper said to the monarch, 'O king, give me thy guerdon; let the minstrel's mede be paid. ' The Harper cried, 'Did I not sing sweetly? O king, give me thy gold!' But the king answered, 'So much the worse for thy pride, that thou shouldst lavish such sweetness upon thyself
Jeduthun - "The sons of Jeduthun" had the office to "prophesy with the Harp, to give thanks, and to praise the Lord" (1 Chronicles 25:1; 1 Chronicles 25:3). He sounded the cymbals of brass, marking time, while those under him played the Harp (Psalms 150:5). " His sons were six of them prophesiers with the Harp, and two of them, Obed Edom and Hosah, gatekeepers. end of the altar, having cymbals, psalteries, and Harps, at the dedication of Solomon's temple; and it was "when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord," with trumpets, cymbals, and instruments accompanying the voices praising the Lord "for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever," that the house of the Lord was filled with the cloud of glory (2 Chronicles 5:13-14; compare 2 Chronicles 20:21-22)
Harp - (κιθάρα, also κιθαρίζειν, ‘to Harp,’ and κιθαρῳδός [1] ‘a Harper’)...
The word and its two derivatives occur only in 1 Corinthians and Revelation. In 1 Corinthians 14:7 : ‘Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or Harp, if they give not a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or Harped?’ St. Paul by this musical illustration criticizes a prevalent and unedifying speaking with tongues, though, in the light of the phrase eandem cantilenam recinere, his figure of ‘harping’ has come in colloquial use to represent rather monotonous persistency. In Revelation 5:8 the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders who abased themselves before the Lamb have each of them a Harp; and the voice which was heard, as the Lamb and the hundred and forty and four thousand stood on Mount Zion, is described as that of ‘harpers Harping with their Harps’ (Revelation 14:2). The victors over the beast, his image, and his mark, who stand by ‘the glassy sea mingled with fire’ and sing the the song of Moses, have ‘harps of God’ to sing His praise (Revelation 15:2). In Revelation 18:22 the angel who doomed the great city of Babylon declared that it would hear no more the voice of Harpers (cf. The apocalyptic character of the book, which, as we have seen, contains, with but one exception, the references to Harps, turns one to Jewish music; but, though there is much relevant information in Chronicles and other OT writings, it is lacking in precision. These are translated in the English Version as ‘harp’ and ‘psaltery’ respectively. There are several reasons, however, for the belief that the כִּנּוֹר resembled a lyre, and that the נֶבֶל was a form of Harp (the question is discussed in Hasting's Dictionary of the Bible (5 vols) iii. The earliest representation of a stringed instrument is that excavated at Telloh in South Babylonia, which in size resembles a Harp but is shaped like a lyre, i
Life: the Hidden - Standing by the telegraphic wires one may often hear the mystic wailing and sighing of the winds among them, like the strains of an Aolian Harp, but one knows nothing of the message which is flashing along them
Harp - In Solomon's time Harps were made of almug-trees (1 Kings 10:11,12 ). In 1 Chronicles 15:21 mention is made of "harps on the Sheminith;" Revised Version, "harps set to the Sheminith;" better perhaps "harps of eight strings. " The soothing effect of the music of the Harp is referred to 1 Samuel 16:16,23 ; 18:10 ; 19:9 . The church in heaven is represented as celebrating the triumphs of the Redeemer "harping with their Harps" (Revelation 14:2 )
Kirharaseth - The prophet Isaiah saith, that his bowels "sounded like an Harp for Moab, and his inward parts for Kei-haresh," which was the chief city of Moab
Harp - The instrument most nearly resembling our Harp was the Hebrew NEBEL, translated, psaltery in the Old Testament, Psalm 57:8 81:2 92:3 108:2
Means of Grace: Their Disuse a Sad Loss - My Aeolian Harp is not sounding and yet a fine fresh wind is blowing in at the window
Artificer - Jubal was the father of all such as handled, or invented and made, the Harp and the organ
Chinnereth - (chihn' nih rehth) Place name meaning, “harp-shaped
Prophets, Sons of the - The 'company of prophets' with psaltery, tabret, pipe, and Harp, whom Saul met, were probably sons of the prophets
Belly - The part of any thing which resembles the human belly in protuberance or cavity, as of a Harp or a bottle
Musical Instruments of the Hebrews - --
The Harp or lyre. [1] ...
The psaltery , the name of various large instruments of the Harp kind. ...
The sackbut , a Harp-like instrument of four strings and of triangular form
Music - Jubal, who lived before the deluge, was the "father" of those who played on the Harp and the organ, Genesis 4:21 31:26-27 . Laban complains that his sonin-law Jacob had left him, without giving him an opportunity of sending his family away "with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with Harp. David, who had great skill in music, soothed the perturbed spirit of Saul by playing on the Harp, 1 Samuel 16:16,23 ; and when he was himself established on the throneseeing that the Levites were not employed, as formerly, in carrying the boards, veils, and vessels of the tabernacle, its abode being fixed at Jerusalem-appointed a great part of them to sing and to play on instruments in the temple, 1 Chronicles 25:1-31 . KINNOR, "the Harp," Genesis 4:21 . It appears to have been the name of various large instruments of the Harp kind
Jesse - , in which Samuel is sent to Bethlehem to anoint David; and 1 Samuel 16:18 , in which Jesse’s son is sent for to play the Harp before Saul
Fir Tree - Those of the Harp, lute, guitar, Harpsichord, and violin, in present use, are always made of this wood
Music And Musical Instruments - ]'>[1] ‘ Harp ’ and ‘ psaltery ’), which were evidently favourites among the Jews. (They were unsuitable for times of mourning; see Psalms 8:1-90 , a passage which further shows that the instrument must have been, unlike a modern Harp, easily portable. ]'>[1] ‘ Harp ’]) consisted of a sound-box at the base, with wooden side-arms and a crossbar connected by the strings with the box below. Having regard, however, to the testimony of Josephus (see above) that the nebel had twelve strings, and was played by the hand without a plectrum, we are safe in taking it to be a kind of Harp , an instrument of larger size than the kinnôr , and used ( Amos 6:5 , Isaiah 5:12 ; Isaiah 14:11 ) at the feasts of the rich. ...
Egyptian monuments show us portable Harps, varying in form, bow-shaped, rectangular, or triangular, though all constructed on the same general principle, and having the sound-box above, not, as the kinnôr , below. Seven of these Harps, of a triangular shape, and used by a Semitic people in Assyria, are to be seen on a bas-relief found at Kouyunjik. 2) support the above identification of nebel with, a Harp. This is evidently the Greek sambykç , but the latter has been variously described as a large Harp of many strings and rich tone, similar to the grand Egyptian Harp, and as a very small one of high pitch. ...
Gittîth , the heading of 1618737390_59 ; Psalms 81:1-16 ; Psalms 84:1-12 , has also, but somewhat doubtfully, been referred to instruments named after Gath: so the early Jewish paraphrase (Targum), ‘the Harp which David brought from Gath
Mahalath - Gesenius and Ludolf derive Mahalath less probably from the Ethiopic machlet , a "harp"
Pipe - The Hebrew word so rendered is derived from a root signifying "to bore, perforate" and is represented with sufficient correctness by the English "pipe" or "flute," as in the margin of ( 1 Kings 1:40 ) The pipe was the type of perforated wind instruments, as the Harp was of stringed instruments
David, King - When Saul was ill,David was brought to soothe him by playing on his Harp; in reward he was made Saul's armor-bearer
Music (2) - It is in the OT that the various national instruments appear, of which the following are the principal types:—(1) Stringed: lyre (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘harp’), Harp (Authorized and Revised Versions variously ‘psaltery,’ ‘viol,’ ‘lute’); (2) wind: pipe, of wood; curved trumpet, of horn or (in later times) of metal; straight trumpet, of silver; (3) percussion: hand-drum (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘tabret,’ ‘timbrel’) of skin; cymbals (Authorized and Revised Versions once [1] ‘bells’) of brass, used, especially the precentor as it appears from 1 Chronicles 16:5, no doubt for rhythmical purposes
Topheth - music grove, as Chinneroth is "the Harp sea"; or tuph "to spit," less probably; or from a root "burning" (Persian, Gesenins); or "filth" (Roediger)
Father - Thus Jubal is said to have been the father of such as dwell in tents; and "Tubal the father of all such as handle the Harp or organ
Jeiel - A Levite and Harp player under David (1 Chronicles 15:21 )
Daniel, Book of - Daniel is "the historian of the Captivity, the writer who alone furnishes any series of events for that dark and dismal period during which the Harp of Israel hung on the trees that grew by the Euphrates
Take, Handle - 4:21, where it expresses the idea of grasping something in one’s hand in order to use it: “… He was the father of all such as handle the Harp and organ
Music, Instrumental - These were,
The kinnor, the "harp
Music, Instruments, Dancing - Illustrations or references within the Egyptian sources include a variety of lyres, Harps, and lutes. A farewell might be said “with joy and singing to the music of tambourines and Harps” (Genesis 31:27 NIV); a homecoming welcomed “with timbrels and with dances” ( Judges 11:34 ; compare Luke 15:25 ). The prophet Isaiah's rebuke of the idle rich who have “lyre and Harp, tambourine and flute and wine” at their feasts is cast against their failure to take notice of the deeds of Yahweh (Psalm 98:4-69 NRSV). ...
As the instrument of David and the Levites, the lyre (Hebrew, “kinnor ”; KJV, “harp”) was employed in both secular and sacred settings (compare Isaiah 23:16 ; 2 Samuel 6:5 ). ...
The Harp was a favorite instrument of the Egyptians. In Hebrew the designation nebel , though admittedly uncertain, may imply a type of angular Harp with a vertical resonator or represent another type of lyre. Like the lyre, the Harp was often associated with aristocracy, thus being often made from precious woods and metals (see 1 Kings 10:12 ; 2 Chronicles 9:11 ). ...
Mentioned in the New Testament are pipes (RSV, “flute”), the lyre (RSV, “harp”), cymbals, and the trumpet
Galilee, Sea of - kinnôr , ‘harp
Father - " Jubal "was father of all such as handle the Harp and organ," or flute, &c, Genesis 4:20-21
Galilee, Sea of -
In the Old Testament it is called the "sea of Chinnereth" (Numbers 34:11 ; Joshua 12:3 ; 13:27 ), as is supposed from its Harp-like shape
Sing - 31:27: “… And didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth, and with songs, with tabret, and with Harp?” In Praise - Paul refers to pipes, Harps, trumpets, and cymbals. ...
The Harp (κιθάρα) was an instrument of seven strings akin to a lyre. Paul argues (1 Corinthians 14:7) that, unless pipe or Harp gives a distinction in the sounds, no clear thought will be conveyed to the hearer, just as a trumpet must give no uncertain sound in a call to arms. 75) also draws an ‘analogy between the time when these “harpers” are introduced’ in the heavenly services (Revelation 5:8; Revelation 14:2-3) ‘and the period in the Temple-service when the music began-just as the joyous drink-offering was poured out. ’ And again in Revelation 15:2 ‘the “harps of God” ’ are sounded ‘with pointed allusion … to the Sabbath services in the Temple,’ when special canticles (Deuteronomy 32, Exodus 15) were sung, to which the Song of Moses and of the Lamb corresponds when sung by the Church at rest. There was a certain prejudice against the music of flutes, but they seem to have been used at Alexandria to accompany the hymns at the Agape until Clement of Alexandria substituted Harps about a. ’ The author of the Odes of Solomon (Ode 6) compares a soul at praise to a Harp, as both Philo (i. 374) and Plato (PhCEdo, 86A) had done: ‘As the hand moves over the Harp and the strings speak, so speaks in my members the Spirit of the Lord, and I speak of His love
Pipe Flute - ’ αὐλός and αὐλούμενον occur in 1 Corinthians 14:7 : ‘… whether pipe or Harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or Harped?’ By this musical illustration St
Laban (2) - Laban then, suppressing in silence what had been his design really, pretended that his displeasure was only at Jacob's secret departure and the theft of his gods (Genesis 31:5; Genesis 31:7; Genesis 31:9; Genesis 31:13; Genesis 31:16; Genesis 31:24; Genesis 31:26-27; Genesis 31:29; Genesis 31:42), and that otherwise he would have "sent him away with songs, tabret, and Harp
Prophet - The seventy elders of Israel (Numbers 11:16-29 ), "when the spirit rested upon them, prophesied;" Asaph and Jeduthun "prophesied with a Harp" (1 Chronicles 25:3 )
Hand, Right Hand - The hand of the Lord comes upon Elisha through the playing of a Harp and leads him to prophesy (2 Kings 3:15 )
On - Performing or acting by contact with the surface, upper part or outside of anything as, to play on a Harp, a violin, or a drum
Leo i, Emperor - He forbade judicial proceedings on that day, and even the playing of lyre, Harp, or other musical instrument (Chron
Music - Tubal, the sixth descendant from Cain, was "the father of all such as handle the Harp and the organ. 1800, according to the common chronology, both vocal and instrumental music are spoken of as things in general use: "And Laban said, What hast thou done, that thou hast stolen away unawares to me, and carried away my daughters, as captives taken with the sword? Wherefore didst thou flee away secretly, and steal away from me; and didst not tell me, that I might have sent thee away with mirth and with songs, with tabret and with Harp?" Genesis 31:26-27 . "I have never been able," says the doctor, "to discover in any remains of Greek sculpture, an instrument furnished with a neck; and Father Montfaucon says that in examining the representations of near five hundred ancient lyres, Harps, and citharas, he never met with one in which there was any contrivance for shortening the strings during the time of performance, as by a neck and finger board. Nevertheless, the following passage makes it evident that women, likewise, were thus employed: "God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters; and all these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, psalteries, and Harps, for the service of the house of God," 1 Chronicles 25:5-6 . When Hezekiah restored the temple service, which had been neglected in his predecessor's reign, "he set the Levites in the house of the Lord, with cymbals, with psalteries, and with Harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet; for so was the commandment of the Lord by his prophets," 2 Chronicles 29:25 . ...
The Harp, כנור , kinnor, was the most ancient of the class of stringed instruments, Genesis 4:21 . It was sometimes called שמינית , or "eight stringed," 1 Chronicles 15:21 ; Psalms 6:1 ; Psalms 12:1 ; although, as we may gather from the coins or medals of the Maccabean age, there were some Harps which were furnished with only three strings
Voice - Even the sound of inanimate instruments such as the flute or the Harp is useless, if there are no intervals in the music; for no air can be made out by the listener if the laws of harmony are ignored
Music - We learn from ( Genesis 4:21 ) that Jubal the son of Lamech was "the father of all such as handle the Harp and organ," that is, of all players upon stringed and wind instruments
Eusebius of Alexandria, a Writer of Sermons - Hark! a sound of Harp or pipe, a noise of dancing: all hasten that way as if on wings" (Hom
David - When Saul, afflicted now with that black spirit of melancholy which his sins had justly brought upon him, might, it was thought, be soothed by a minstrel's music, David took his Harp to the palace; and his music calmed Saul's distemper; and Saul was gratified and became attached to his skilful attendant. David did not then refuse to take up again his Harp; though once or twice the maddened king strove to kill him with his javelin, and, because he could no longer bear his constant presence, removed him from the body-guard to a separate command, l 1 Chronicles 12:23-40
Black People And Biblical Perspectives - ” Bible stories became the substance of spirituals and jubilee songs: “Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Then Why Not Every Man,” “Go Down Moses,” “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” “Little David, Play On Your Harp,” “O Mary, Don't You Weep
David - In this second account, the servants of Saul recommend that the king should send for someone who is a ‘cunning player on the Harp,’ in order that by means of music the mental disorder from which he is suffering may be allayed. The son of Jesse is proposed, and forthwith sent for; when Saul is again attacked by the malady said to be occasioned by ‘an evil spirit from the Lord’ David plays upon the Harp, and Saul ‘is refreshed’ in spirit. his name, ‘beloved’), who was specially chosen, the man after God’s own heart, the son of Jesse; the second presents him as the Harpist, who was known in later ages as the ‘sweet psalmist of Israel’; while the third, which is probably the nearest to actual history, presents him as the warrior-hero, just as, in days to come, men would have pictured him whose whole reign from beginning to end was characterized by war. A further attempt to be rid of David is frustrated by Jonathan ( 1 Samuel 19:1-7 ), and at last Saul himself tries to kill him by throwing a javelin at him whilst playing on his Harp; again he fails, for David nimbly avoids the javelin, and escapes to his own house
Lazarus - "...
And thus it was that scarcely had Lazarus sat down in his Father's house: he had not got his Harp of gold well into his hand: he had not got the Hallelujah that they were preparing against the Ascension of their Lord well into his mouth, when the angel Gabriel came up to where he sat, all rapture through and through, and said to him: 'Hail! Lazarus: highly honoured among the glorified from among men. ' And the sound of many waters fell silent for a season as they saw one of the most shining of their number rise up, and lay aside his glory, and hang his Harp on the wall, and pass out of their sight, and descend to where their heavenly Prince still tarried with His work unfinished
Know, Knowledge - ...
The word "know" reflects a variety of skills and professional abilities such as hunting (Genesis 25:27 ), sailing (1 Kings 9:27 ), playing the Harp (1 Samuel 16:16 ), professional mourning (Amos 5:16 ), and reading (Isaiah 29:11 )
Education in Bible Times - She might also learn to sing and dance and play a musical instrument such as a flute or Harp
David - ...
In Saul's Court David's musical talent, combined with his reputation as a fighter, led one of Saul's servants to recommend David as the person to play the Harp for Saul when the evil spirit from God troubled him (1 Samuel 16:18 )
David - in His Services - And when I think also of the multitudes that no man can number to whom David's Psalms have been their constant song in the house of their pilgrimage; in the tabernacle as they fell for the first time hot from David's heart and Harp; in the temple of Solomon his son with all the companies of singers and all their instruments of music; in the synagogues of the captivity; in the wilderness as the captives returned to the New Jerusalem; in the New Jerusalem every Sabbath-day and every feast-day; in the upper room, both before and after supper; in Paul's prison at Philippi; in the catacombs; in Christian churches past number; in religious houses all over Christendom at all hours of the day and the night; in deserts, in mountains, in dens and caves of the earth; in our churches; in our Sabbath-schools; in our families morning and evening; in our sickrooms; on our death-beds; and in the night-watches when the disciples of Christ watch and pray lest they enter into temptation. Let him wake up psaltery and Harp at the hearing of that
Tongues, Gift of - ...
An intonation in speaking with tongues is implied in Paul's comparison to the tones of the Harp and pipe, which however he insists have distinction of sounds, and therefore so ought possessors of tongues to speak intelligibly by interpreting their sense afterward, or after awakening spiritual attention by the mysterious tongue they ought then to follow with "revelation, knowledge, prophesying or doctrine" (1 Corinthians 14:6-11); otherwise the speaker with a tongue will be "a barbarian," i
Voice (2) - of trumpet, Matthew 24:31, 1 Corinthians 14:7 (‘things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or Harp,’ etc
Hymns - Like my nature He became that I might learn Him, and like my form, that I might not turn back from Him … and the Most High shall be known in His saints, to announce to those that have Songs of the Coming of the Lord; that they may go forth to meet Him, and may sing to Him with joy and with the Harp or many tones
Psalms, Book of, - Previous mastery over his Harp had probably already prepared the way for his future strains, when the anointing oil of Samuel descended upon him, and he began to drink in special measure, from that day forward, of the Spirit of the Lord
Money - It is said to have been stamped with a Harp on one side, and a vine on the other
da'Vid - (2 Samuel 20:1-22 ) After the anointing David resumes his accustomed duties, and the next we know of him he is summoned to the court to chase away the king's madness by music, (1 Samuel 16:14-19 ) and in the successful effort of David's Harp we have the first glimpse into that genius for music and poetry which was afterwards consecrated in the Psalms
Saul - ...
David was now sent for as a "cunning player on an Harp" (1 Samuel 16:16,18 ), to play before Saul when the evil spirit troubled him, and thus was introduced to the court of Saul
Prophets - Thus "the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun," are said to "prophesy with Harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals," 2 Chronicles 28:9-14 ; and they prophesied, it is said, "according to the order of the king. The first intimation we have in Scripture of these schools is in 1 Samuel 10:5 , where we read of "a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, a tabret, a pipe, and a Harp before them, and they did prophesy
Samuel, First Book of - The Israelites were in weakness, they had even to resort to the Philistines to sharpen their weapons. David, as a skilful player on the Harp, was sent for by the king
Nero - The Emperor’s behaviour on that occasion was in many ways to be commended, but the story that he sat on the roof of his palace playing the Harp during the conflagration (add Augustine, Sermons, ccxcvi
Demon - David's attempts to calm Saul by playing the Harp (1 Samuel 16:15-16 ) are unsuccessful, as Saul, provoked by the spirit, tries to kill David (1 Samuel 16:14-23 ; 18:10-11 ; 19:9-10 )
Absalom - The David that we set up for ourselves has always a halo round his head and a Harp in his hand, and his eyes fixed on the heavens
Saul - David then first was called in to soothe away with the Harp the evil spirit; but music did not bring the good Spirit: to fill his soul, so the evil spirit returned worse than ever (Matthew 12:43-45; 1618737390_30)
Michal, Saul's Daughter - Had Michal been married in the Lord; had Michal reverenced her husband; had she cared to please her husband; had she played on the psaltery and Harp sometimes, if only for his sake-what a happy wife Michal would have been, and David what a happy husband! Had her heart been right with her husband's heart when he blessed his household every night; had she been wont with all her heart to unite with her husband when he blessed them every night and sang psalms with them; had she sung with him and said, We will not go up into our bed till we have found out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob: how well it would have been
Bride - ...
"In one of the sculptured cities, nuptials were celebrating, and solemn feasts; through the city they conducted the new-married...
pair from their chambers, with flaming torches, while frequent shouts of Hymen burst from the attending throng, and young men danced in skilful measures to the sound of the pipe and the Harp
Palestine - Shaped much like a Harp, it is thirteen miles long and seven miles wide
Talmud - Jose to elucidate it; remarks on the position of one who is in doubt whether he has read the Shema‘ ; another passage from a baraitha , designating the appearance of the stars as an indication of the time in question; further explanations and passages on the appearance of the stars as bearing on the ritual; other Rabbinical sayings; a baraitha on the division between day and night, and other passages bearing on the same subject; discussion of other baraithas , and further quotations from important Rabbis; a sentence of Tannaitic origin in no way related to the preceding matters, namely, ‘One who prays standing must bold his feet straight,’ and the controversy on this subject between Rabbis Levi and Simon, the one adding, ‘like the angels,’ the other, ‘like the priests’; comments on these two comparisons; further discussion concerning the beginning of the day; Haggadic statements concerning the dawn; a conversation between two Rabbis; cosmological comments; dimensions of the firmament, and more Haggadic comments in abundance; a discussion on the night-watches; Haggadic material concerning David and his Harp
Prophet - , "prophesied with a Harp" (Deuteronomy 18:10-11); Miriam and Deborah were "prophetesses" (1 Peter 1:10-12; Judges 4:4, also Judges 6:8); John the Baptist, the greatest of prophets of the Old Testament order
David - in His Races - And then Law winds up with this, and I wish it would send you all to the golden works of that holiness-laden writer-Sometimes, he adds, imagine to yourselves that you saw holy David with his hands upon his Harp, and his eyes fixed upon heaven, calling in transport upon all creation, sun and moon, light and darkness, day and night, men and angels, to join with his rapturous soul in praising the Lord of heaven
David - ...
Not long after this David was sent for to soothe with his Harp the troubled spirit of Saul, who suffered from a strange melancholy dejection
David - David doubtless received further training in the schools of the prophets, who connected their prophesying with the soothing and elevating music of psaltery, tabret, pipe, and Harp (1 Samuel 10:5); for he and Samuel (who also feared Saul's wrath for his having anointed David: 1 Samuel 16:2) dwelt together in Naioth near Ramah, i. ...
The use of cymbals, psalteries, and Harps, in a form suitable for the temple worship, was by his command; the kinnor (the lyre) and the nebel (the psaltery, a stringed instrument played by the hand) being improved by him and added to the cymbals, as distinguished from the "trumpets
Psalms - "Psalms," the designation most applicable to the whole book, means songs accompanied by an instrument, especially the Harp (1 Chronicles 16:4-9; 2 Chronicles 5:12-13). The very musicians who founded the sacred music were inspired (1 Chronicles 25:1, "prophesy with Harps"), much more the psalmists themselves
Personality - ...
‘Love took up the Harp of Life, and smote on all the chords with might,...
Smote the chord of Self, that, trembling, passed in music out of sight
Sea of Galilee - It is not quite oval, but rather pear- or Harp-shaped (כִּנּוֹר), narrowing to the southern end. corner of the Lake, the rounded hill Tell Oreime slopes down to the water’s edge, ending in a series of sharp rocks—the only place around the Lake where we find anything like a cliff beside the shore
Odes of Solomon - 7); several passages are found also in which the Christian is compared to a Harp on which the Spirit seeks to play (see vi