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Smith's Bible DictionaryHarp
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.
ATS Bible DictionaryHarp
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.
Easton's Bible Dictionary(Hebrews 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).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (n.) A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held upright, and played with the fingers.
2. (n.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.
3. (n.) A grain sieve.
4. (n.) To play on the harp.
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.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaHARP
Greek2789. kitharizo -- to play on the lyre
... to play on the lyre. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: kitharizo Phonetic Spelling:
(kith-ar-id'-zo) Short Definition: I play on the harp Definition: intrans ...
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2788. kithara -- a lyre
5568. psalmos -- a striking (of musical strings), a psalm
3552. noseo -- to be sick
2790. kitharodos -- one who plays and sings to the lyre
5567. psallo -- to pull, twitch, twang, play, sing
726. harpazo -- to seize, catch up, snatch away
Strong's Hebrew5035b. nebel -- perhaps a harp or a lute, a guitar
nebel or nebel. 5035a, 5035b. nebel or nebel. 5036 . perhaps a harp or a lute,
a guitar. Transliteration: nebel or nebel Short Definition: harps. ...
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4482a. men -- string (of a harp)
4482. men -- string (of a harp)
3658. kinnor -- a lyre
7030. qitharos -- a lyre, zither
1665. Gittith -- a musical term of unc. meaning.
3672. Kinaroth -- a city in Galilee, also a lake near the city
A Harp of Ten Strings
Playing on the Harp Before Saul.
My Harp Upon the Willows, Grave,
On Saturday, or at Compline.
The Test by Fire
Sanctification is a Mystery.
How, Upon Saul's Transgression of the Prophet's Commands, Samuel ...
ThesaurusPsaltery (17 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary A musical instrument, supposed to have been
a kind of lyre, or a harp with twelve strings. The Hebrew ...
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Lyre (32 Occurrences)
Lute (13 Occurrences)
Flute (16 Occurrences)
Pipe (13 Occurrences)
Tambourine (8 Occurrences)
Tambour (7 Occurrences)
Sackbut (4 Occurrences)
Trigon (3 Occurrences)
Timbrel (7 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceHarp (36 Occurrences)
1 Corinthians 14:7 Even things without life, giving a voice, whether pipe or harp, if they didn't give a distinction in the sounds, how would it be known what is piped or harped?
Revelation 5:8 Now when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each one having a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
Revelation 18:22 The voice of harpists, minstrels, flute players, and trumpeters will be heard no more at all in you. No craftsman, of whatever craft, will be found any more at all in you. The sound of a mill will be heard no more at all in you.
Genesis 4:21 His brother's name was Jubal, who was the father of all who handle the harp and pipe.
Genesis 31:27 Why did you flee secretly, and deceive me, and didn't tell me, that I might have sent you away with mirth and with songs, with tambourine and with harp;
1 Samuel 10:5 "After that you shall come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall happen, when you have come there to the city, that you shall meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tambourine, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they will be prophesying:
1 Samuel 16:16 Let our lord now command your servants who are before you, to seek out a man who is a skillful player on the harp. It shall happen, when the evil spirit from God is on you, that he shall play with his hand, and you shall be well."
1 Samuel 16:18 Then one of the young men answered, and said, "Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a comely person; and Yahweh is with him."
1 Samuel 16:23 It happened, when the evil spirit from God was on Saul, that David took the harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.
1 Samuel 18:10 It happened on the next day, that an evil spirit from God came mightily on Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house. David played with his hand, as he did day by day. Saul had his spear in his hand;
1 Samuel 19:9 An evil spirit from Yahweh was on Saul, as he sat in his house with his spear in his hand; and David was playing with his hand.
1 Chronicles 25:3 Of Jeduthun; the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising Yahweh.
Job 21:12 They sing to the tambourine and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the pipe.
Job 30:31 Therefore my harp has turned to mourning, and my pipe into the voice of those who weep.
Psalms 33:2 Give thanks to Yahweh with the lyre. Sing praises to him with the harp of ten strings.
Psalms 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.
Psalms 49:4 I will incline my ear to a proverb. I will open my riddle on the harp.
Psalms 57:8 Wake up, my glory! Wake up, psaltery and harp! I will wake up the dawn.
Psalms 71:22 I will also praise you with the harp for your faithfulness, my God. I sing praises to you with the lyre, Holy One of Israel.
Psalms 81:2 Raise a song, and bring here the tambourine, the pleasant lyre with the harp.
Psalms 92:3 with the ten-stringed lute, with the harp, and with the melody of the lyre.
Psalms 98:5 Sing praises to Yahweh with the harp, with the harp and the voice of melody.
Psalms 108:2 Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.
Psalms 144:9 I will make a new song to you, O God; I will make melody to you on an instrument of ten cords.
Psalms 147:7 Sing to Yahweh with thanksgiving. Sing praises on the harp to our God,
Psalms 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance! Let them sing praises to him with tambourine and harp!
Psalms 150:3 Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet! Praise him with harp and lyre!
Isaiah 5:12 The harp, lyre, tambourine, and flute, with wine, are at their feasts; but they don't respect the work of Yahweh, neither have they considered the operation of his hands.
Isaiah 16:11 Therefore my heart sounds like a harp for Moab, and my inward parts for Kir Heres.
Isaiah 23:16 Take a harp; go about the city, you prostitute that has been forgotten. Make sweet melody. Sing many songs, that you may be remembered.
Isaiah 24:8 The mirth of tambourines ceases. The sound of those who rejoice ends. The joy of the harp ceases.
Daniel 3:5 that whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up;
Daniel 3:7 Therefore at that time, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, all the peoples, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Daniel 3:10 You, O king, have made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image;
Daniel 3:15 Now if you are ready whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music to fall down and worship the image which I have made, well : but if you don't worship, you shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands?
Amos 6:5 who strum on the strings of a harp; who invent for themselves instruments of music, like David;
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