Singers
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SINGERS; SINGING

sing'-erz, sing'-ing: Singing seems to have become a regular profession at quite early date among the Hebrews. David had his troupe of "singing men and singing women" at Jerusalem (2 Samuel 19:35), and no doubt Solomon added to their numbers. Isaiah 23:16 suggests that it was not uncommon for foreign female minstrels of questionable character to be heard making "sweet melody," singing songs along the streets and highways of Judea. Nor was the worship of the temple left to the usually incompetent and inconstant leadership of amateur choristers. The elaborate regulations drawn up for the constitution of the temple orchestra and chorus are referred to under MUSIC (which see). It has been inferred from Ezra 2:65 that women were included among the temple singers, but this is erroneous, as the musicians there mentioned were of the class employed at banquets, festivals, etc. The temple choir consisted exclusively of Levites, one essential qualification of an active member of that order being a good voice.

Of the vocal method of the Hebrews we know nothing. Wellhausen imagines that he can detect one of the singers, in the portrayal of an Assyrian band, compressing his throat in order to produce a vibrato; and it is quite possible that in other respects as well as this, ancient and modern oriental vocalization resembled each other. But that is about all that can be said.

On the other hand, we cannot repeat too often that we are quite unable to identify any intervals, scales, or tunes as having been used in ancient Israel. Even those who hold that the early church took the Gregorian "tones" from the synagogue, confess that it was "certainly not without considerable modifications." And, of course, there was not the slightest affinity between the Hebrew and the Anglican chant.

See MUSIC; PRAISE; SONG; TEMPLE.

James Millar

Strong's Hebrew
7891. shir -- to sing
... 7890, 7891. shir. 7892 . to sing. Transliteration: shir Phonetic Spelling:
(sheer) Short Definition: singers. Word Origin denominative ...
/hebrew/7891.htm - 6k

2171. zammar -- singer
... 2170, 2171. zammar. 2172 . singer. Transliteration: zammar Phonetic
Spelling: (zam-mawr') Short Definition: singers. Word Origin ...
/hebrew/2171.htm - 6k

1960. huyyedoth -- songs of praise
... thanksgiving. From the same as heydad; properly, an acclaim, ie A choir of singers --
thanksgiving. see HEBREW heydad. 1959, 1960. huyyedoth. 1961 . ...
/hebrew/1960.htm - 6k

7892a. shir -- song
... Word Origin of uncertain derivation Definition song NASB Word Usage music (3), musical
(3), sing (1), singers (1), singing (2), Song (1), song (20), Songs (1 ...
/hebrew/7892a.htm - 5k

Library

Christian Singers of Germany
Christian Singers of Germany. <. Christian Singers of Germany Catherine
Winkworth. Table of Contents. Title Page. PREFACE. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/winkworth/christian singers of germany/

The Readers and Singers have no Right to Wear an Orarium...
... The readers and singers have no right to wear an orarium� The readers and singers
have no right to wear an orarium, and to read or sing thus [habited]. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xxiii the readers and.htm

The Master-Singers
Christian Singers of Germany. <. ... The Master-Singers. During the
remainder of this century and the next, the political ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/the master-singers.htm

The Minne-Singers
Christian Singers of Germany. <. ... The Minne-Singers. Several of
the great Latin hymns were also translated into German ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/the minne-singers.htm

Since in Certain Provinces it is Permitted to the Readers and ...
... Canon XIV. Since in certain provinces it is permitted to the readers and singers
to marry� ... Offic., ii., 11). (b) The Singers are placed by the xliij^rd. ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xiv since in certain.htm

But in the List we Also Find the Greatest of the Knightly Minne ...
Christian Singers of Germany. <. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/but in the list we.htm

Christian Singers of Germany
Christian Singers of Germany. <. ... Paul Gerhardt -- P.202. CHRISTIAN SINGERS
OF GERMANY BY CATHERINE WINKWORTH. Portrait of Hans Sachs. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/winkworth/christian singers of germany/title page.htm

No Others Shall Sing in the Church, Save Only the Canonical ...
... The Canons of the Blessed and Holy Fathers Assembled at Antioch in Syria. Canon
XV. No others shall sing in the Church, save only the canonical singers...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon xv no others shall.htm

Gregorian Church Music
Christian Singers of Germany. <. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/gregorian church music.htm

Walter Von Der Vogelweide
Christian Singers of Germany. <. ...
/.../winkworth/christian singers of germany/walter von der vogelweide.htm

Thesaurus
Singers (41 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia SINGERS; SINGING. ... See MUSIC; PRAISE; SONG; TEMPLE.
James Millar. Multi-Version Concordance Singers (41 Occurrences). ...
/s/singers.htm - 23k

Men-singers (1 Occurrence)
Men-singers. Men-servants, Men-singers. Men-slayers . Multi-Version
Concordance Men-singers (1 Occurrence). Ecclesiastes ...
/m/men-singers.htm - 6k

Porters (34 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 35:15 The singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according
to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer ...
/p/porters.htm - 17k

Doorkeepers (37 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers, the sons of Asaph, were in their place, according
to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the ...
/d/doorkeepers.htm - 18k

Gatekeepers (38 Occurrences)
... 2 Chronicles 35:15 And the singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according
to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's ...
/g/gatekeepers.htm - 19k

Singing (65 Occurrences)
... Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SINGERS; SINGING. sing'-erz, sing'-ing: Singing seems
to have become a regular profession at quite early date among the Hebrews. ...
/s/singing.htm - 29k

Asaph (47 Occurrences)
... of Asaph," mentioned in 1 Chronicles 25:1, 2 Chronicles 20:14, and Ezra 2:41, were
his descendants, or more probably a class of poets or singers who recognized ...
/a/asaph.htm - 24k

Nethinims (15 Occurrences)
... Ezra 2:70 So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers,
and the porters, and the Nethinims, dwelt in their cities, and all Israel ...
/n/nethinims.htm - 11k

Lyres (21 Occurrences)
... 12 The king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of Yahweh, and for the
king's house, harps also and stringed instruments for the singers: there came ...
/l/lyres.htm - 13k

Lutes (16 Occurrences)
... (DBY). 1 Kings 10:12 And the king made of the sandal-wood a balustrade for the house
of Jehovah, and for the king's house, and harps and lutes for the singers. ...
/l/lutes.htm - 11k

Concordance
Singers (41 Occurrences)

Numbers 21:27
therefore those using similes say -- 'Enter ye Heshbon, Let the city of Sihon be built and ready,
(See RSV)

Judges 5:11
Far from the noise of archers, in the places of drawing water, there they will rehearse the righteous acts of Yahweh, Even the righteous acts of his rule in Israel. "Then the people of Yahweh went down to the gates.
(See NIV)

2 Samuel 19:35
A son of eighty years I 'am' to-day; do I know between good and evil? doth thy servant taste that which I am eating, and that which I drink? do I hearken any more to the voice of singers and songstresses? and why is thy servant any more for a burden unto my lord the king?
(YLT NIV)

1 Kings 10:12
The king made of the almug trees pillars for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, harps also and stringed instruments for the singers: there came no such almug trees, nor were seen, to this day.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 9:33
These are the singers, heads of fathers' houses of the Levites, who lived in the chambers and were
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 15:16
David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brothers the singers, with instruments of music, stringed instruments and harps and cymbals, sounding aloud and lifting up the voice with joy.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:19
So the singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan, were appointed with cymbals of brass to sound aloud;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 Chronicles 15:27
David was clothed with a robe of fine linen, and all the Levites who bore the ark, and the singers, and Chenaniah the master of the song with the singers: and David had on him an ephod of linen.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 5:12
also the Levites who were the singers, all of them, even Asaph, Heman, Jeduthun, and their sons and their brothers, arrayed in fine linen, with cymbals and stringed instruments and harps, stood at the east end of the altar, and with them one hundred twenty priests sounding with trumpets;)
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 5:13
it happened, when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking Yahweh; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised Yahweh, saying, For he is good; for his loving kindness endures forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of Yahweh,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 9:11
The king made of the algum trees terraces for the house of Yahweh, and for the king's house, and harps and stringed instruments for the singers: and there were none like these seen before in the land of Judah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 20:21
And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

2 Chronicles 29:28
All the assembly worshiped, and the singers sang, and the trumpeters sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 35:15
The singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters were at every gate: they didn't need to depart from their service; for their brothers the Levites prepared for them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 Chronicles 35:25
and Jeremiah lamenteth for Josiah, and all the singers and the songstresses speak in their lamentations of Josiah unto this day, and set them for a statute on Israel, and lo, they are written beside the lamentations.
(YLT NAS NIV)

Ezra 2:41
The singers: the children of Asaph, one hundred twenty-eight.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 2:65
apart from their servants and their handmaids; these 'are' seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven: and of them 'are' singers and songstresses two hundred.
(YLT RSV NIV)

Ezra 2:70
So the priests, and the Levites, and some of the people, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim, lived in their cities, and all Israel in their cities.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 7:7
There went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinim, to Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 7:24
Also we inform you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, the singers, porters, Nethinim, or servants of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose tribute, custom, or toll, on them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezra 10:24
Of the singers: Eliashib. Of the porters: Shallum, and Telem, and Uri.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 7:1
Now it happened, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 7:44
The singers: the children of Asaph, one hundred forty-eight.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 7:67
apart from their servants and their handmaids -- these 'are' seven thousand three hundred thirty and seven; and of them 'are' singers and songstresses, two hundred forty and five.
(YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 7:73
So the priests, and the Levites, and the porters, and the singers, and some of the people, and the Nethinim, and all Israel, lived in their cities. When the seventh month was come, the children of Israel were in their cities.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 10:28
The rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinim, and all those who had separated themselves from the peoples of the lands to the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, everyone who had knowledge, and understanding;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 10:39
For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the wave offering of the grain, of the new wine, and of the oil, to the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests who minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 11:22
The overseer also of the Levites at Jerusalem was Uzzi the son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mica, of the sons of Asaph, the singers, over the business of the house of God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 11:23
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them, and a settled provision for the singers, as every day required.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 12:28
The sons of the singers gathered themselves together, both out of the plain around Jerusalem, and from the villages of the Netophathites;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 12:29
also from Beth Gilgal, and out of the fields of Geba and Azmaveth: for the singers had built them villages around Jerusalem.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 12:42
and Maaseiah, and Shemaiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and Elam, and Ezer. The singers sang loud, with Jezrahiah their overseer.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Nehemiah 12:45
They performed the duty of their God, and the duty of the purification, and so did the singers and the porters, according to the commandment of David, and of Solomon his son.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 12:46
For in the days of David and Asaph of old there was a chief of the singers, and songs of praise and thanksgiving to God.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 12:47
All Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, as every day required: and they set apart that which was for the Levites; and the Levites set apart that which was for the sons of Aaron.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 13:5
had prepared for him a great chamber, where before they laid the meal offerings, the frankincense, and the vessels, and the tithes of the grain, the new wine, and the oil, which were given by commandment to the Levites, and the singers, and the porters; and the wave offerings for the priests.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 13:10
I perceived that the portions of the Levites had not been given them; so that the Levites and the singers, who did the work, had fled everyone to his field.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 68:25
The singers went before, the minstrels followed after, in the midst of the ladies playing with tambourines,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 87:7
As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT RSV)

Ecclesiastes 2:8
I also gathered silver and gold for myself, and the treasure of kings and of the provinces. I got myself male and female singers, and the delights of the sons of men-musical instruments, and that of all sorts.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Ezekiel 40:44
Outside of the inner gate were chambers for the singers in the inner court, which was at the side of the north gate; and their prospect was toward the south; one at the side of the east gate having the prospect toward the north.
(WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS)

Subtopics

Singers

Related Terms

Men-singers (1 Occurrence)

Porters (34 Occurrences)

Doorkeepers (37 Occurrences)

Gatekeepers (38 Occurrences)

Singing (65 Occurrences)

Asaph (47 Occurrences)

Nethinims (15 Occurrences)

Lyres (21 Occurrences)

Lutes (16 Occurrences)

Psalteries (16 Occurrences)

Cymbals (15 Occurrences)

Songstresses (5 Occurrences)

Musical (14 Occurrences)

Nethinim (16 Occurrences)

Stringed (34 Occurrences)

Jeduthun (15 Occurrences)

Choirs (4 Occurrences)

Chorus (4 Occurrences)

Sang (28 Occurrences)

Korahites (7 Occurrences)

Byssus (40 Occurrences)

Accompanied (43 Occurrences)

Sing (147 Occurrences)

Kenaniah (2 Occurrences)

Uzzi (11 Occurrences)

Jedu'thun (11 Occurrences)

Luxuries (2 Occurrences)

Wore (19 Occurrences)

Trumpeters (4 Occurrences)

Romamti-ezer (2 Occurrences)

Romamtiezer (2 Occurrences)

Endureth (63 Occurrences)

Procured (13 Occurrences)

Players (7 Occurrences)

Choir (2 Occurrences)

Concubines (18 Occurrences)

Chenaniah (3 Occurrences)

Contributions (19 Occurrences)

Chenani'ah (3 Occurrences)

Almug (2 Occurrences)

Algum (3 Occurrences)

Sandal-wood (5 Occurrences)

Sons (2429 Occurrences)

Servants (763 Occurrences)

Peculiar (11 Occurrences)

Mattaniah (16 Occurrences)

Overseer (84 Occurrences)

Instruments (136 Occurrences)

Wrapped (40 Occurrences)

Chambers (68 Occurrences)

Prescribed (31 Occurrences)

Solomon's (56 Occurrences)

Heman (17 Occurrences)

Trumpets (52 Occurrences)

Played (50 Occurrences)

Duty (90 Occurrences)

Sounding (99 Occurrences)

Clothed (153 Occurrences)

Portions (49 Occurrences)

Singer (5 Occurrences)

Korah (51 Occurrences)

Men-servants (22 Occurrences)

Sounded (66 Occurrences)

Music (143 Occurrences)

Linen (111 Occurrences)

Settled (112 Occurrences)

Play (61 Occurrences)

Beauty (98 Occurrences)

Harp-singers (2 Occurrences)

Harps (27 Occurrences)

Daily (111 Occurrences)

Psalms (44 Occurrences)

Required (72 Occurrences)

Aloud (141 Occurrences)

Heave-offering (55 Occurrences)

Due (93 Occurrences)

Upper (99 Occurrences)

Carrying (88 Occurrences)

Eight (81 Occurrences)

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