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The Hebrew word in (2 Kings 3:15) properly signifies a player upon a stringed instruments like the harp or kinnor [HARP], 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. (Isaiah 23:16) The "minstrels" in (Matthew 9:23) were the flute-players who were employed as professional mourners, to whom frequent allusion is made. (2 Chronicles 35:25; Ecclesiastes 12:5; Jeremiah 9:17-20)

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Matthew 9:23), a flute-player. Such music was a usual accompaniment of funerals. In 2 Kings 3:15 it denotes a player on a stringed instrument.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) 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.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



3044. Linos -- Linus, a Christian
... Word Origin the name of a mythical minstrel, perhaps from linon (for the string
of a musical instrument) Definition Linus, a Christian NASB Word Usage Linus (1 ...
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834. auletes -- a flute player
... Word Origin from auleo Definition a flute player NASB Word Usage flute-players
(2). flute player. From auleo; a flute-player -- minstrel, piper. see GREEK auleo ...
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3451. mousikos -- skilled in the arts (esp. music)
... music) NASB Word Usage musicians (1). musician. From Mousa (a Muse); "musical",
ie (as noun) a minstrel -- musician. (mousikon) -- 1 Occurrence. 3450, 3451. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
5059. nagan -- to touch or play a stringed instrument
... root Definition to touch or play a stringed instrument NASB Word Usage minstrel
(1), minstrel played (1), musician (1), musicians (1), play (5), play songs (1 ...
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The Minstrel
... The Minstrel. A Sermon (No.1612). ... The text is a somewhat singular one, but I hope
it will suggest a profitable idea. "But now bring me a minstrel. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 27 1881/the minstrel.htm

Exhortation to Abandon the Impious Mysteries of Idolatry for the ...
... I might tell you also the story of another, a brother to these"the subject of a
myth, and a minstrel"Eunomos the Locrian and the Pythic grasshopper. ...
/.../clement/exhortation to the heathen/chapter i exhortation to abandon the.htm

... lowly duties of these first years, came the crowded vicissitudes of the tempestuous
course through which he reached his throne"court minstrel, companion and ...
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Early Days
... king's insane hatred,"that further back still there was an indefinite period, between
the fight with Goliath, and the first visit as a minstrel-physician to ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/ii early days.htm

Through-The-Week Activities for Boys' Organized Classes
... Entertainments: Playets Minstrel Show Lincoln Night Washington Night Stunts and
Skits Mock Trial Declamation or Oratorical Contest Glee Concert. ...
/.../the boy and the sunday school/x through-the-week activities for boys.htm

The Kingdom of all Israel.
... Fair and young, full of inspired song, and of gallant courage, the youth David was
favoured as the minstrel able to drive the evil spirit from Saul, the ...
//christianbookshelf.org/yonge/the chosen people/lesson vi the kingdom of.htm

The Destruction of Jerusalem
... sit a queen and shall see no sorrow; as lovely then, and deeming herself as secure
in Heaven's favor, as when, ages before, the royal minstrel sang: "Beautiful ...
/.../white/the great controversy/chapter 1 the destruction of.htm

The Destruction of Jerusalem.
... a queen, and shall see no sorrow;" as lovely then, and deeming herself as secure
in Heaven's favor, as when, ages before, the royal minstrel sung, "Beautiful ...
/.../1 the destruction of jerusalem.htm

Another Friend of God
... which she took part. Her son Henry was a boy of a loving and a tender heart,
and by nature a minstrel and a poet. He has been called ...
/.../bevan/three friends of god/chapter xlix another friend of.htm

The Life of St. Christopher
... Upon a time a minstrel sang tofore him a song in which he named oft the devil, and
the king, which was a Christian man, when he heard him name the devil, made ...
/.../wells/bible stories and religious classics/the life of st christopher.htm

Minstrel (1 Occurrence)
... musician. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. MINSTREL. min'-strel. See MUSIC.
Multi-Version Concordance Minstrel (1 Occurrence). 2 ...
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Played (50 Occurrences)
... (DBY YLT). 2 Kings 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel." It happened, when
the minstrel played, that the hand of Yahweh came on him. ...
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Fetch (45 Occurrences)
... (ASV DBY JPS). 2 Kings 3:15 And now fetch me a minstrel. And it came to pass when
the minstrel played, that the hand of Jehovah was upon him. (DBY). ...
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Harpist (1 Occurrence)
... Harpist (1 Occurrence). 2 Kings 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel." It happened,
when the minstrel played, that the hand of Yahweh came on him. (See NIV). ...
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Minstrels (3 Occurrences)

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Elisha (70 Occurrences)
... mother Jezebel. For Jehoshaphat's sake he will help, calls for a minstrel,
and under the spell of the music receives his message. He ...
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Saul (371 Occurrences)
... 7. Two Accounts: By a strange coincidence (compare I, 5, above) the minstrel was
the very person whom Samuel had secretly anointed to supplant Saul. ...
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Samuel (129 Occurrences)
... of Saul (1 Samuel 16-2 Samuel 1): (1) Anointing of David as Saul's successor (1
Samuel 16:1-13); his summons to the court of Saul to act as minstrel before the ...
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Minor (2 Occurrences)

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David (1052 Occurrences)
... Whether by accident or by contrivance he became attached to Saul as minstrel (compare
2 Kings 3:15) and subsequently as one of his armor-bearers. ...
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Bible Concordance
Minstrel (1 Occurrence)

2 Kings 3:15 But now bring me a minstrel." It happened, when the minstrel played, that the hand of Yahweh came on him.



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