Timbrel
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Timbrel

An instrument of music, early and often mentioned in Scripture, Genesis 31:27 Job 21:12. The Hebrews called it toph, under which name they comprehended all kinds of drums, tabors, and tambourines. We do not find that the Hebrews used it in their wars, but only at their public rejoicing, Exodus 15:20 Isaiah 24:8; and it was commonly employed by the women, Psalm 62:12. It consisted, and still consists, of a small circular rim or hoop, over which a skin is drawn. The rim is also hung with small bells. The timbrel is used as an accompaniment to lively music, being shaken and beaten with the knuckles in time. After the passage of the Red sea, Miriam, sister of Moses, took a timbrel, and began to play and dance with the women, Exodus 15:20. The daughter of Jephthah came to meet her father with timbrels and other musical instruments, Jud 11:34. See MUSIC.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Hebrews toph), a small drum or tambourine; a tabret (q.v.). The antiquity of this musical instrument appears from the scriptural allusions to it (Genesis 31:27; Exodus 15:20; Judges 11:34, etc.) (see MUSIC.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A kind of drum, tabor, or tabret, in use from the highest antiquity.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TABRET; TIMBREL

tab'-ret, tim'-brel.

See MUSIC, III, 3, (1).

TIMBREL

tim'-brel.

See MUSIC, III, 3, (1).

Strong's Hebrew
8596. toph -- a timbrel, tambourine
... 8595, 8596. toph. 8597 . a timbrel, tambourine. Transliteration: toph Phonetic
Spelling: (tofe) Short Definition: tambourines. ... tabret, timbrel. ...
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8608. taphaph -- to sound the timbrel, beat
... 8607, 8608. taphaph. 8609 . to sound the timbrel, beat. Transliteration:
taphaph Phonetic Spelling: (taw-faf') Short Definition: beating. ...
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Library

Psalm CXLIX.
... west. [5981] "Let them sing a psalm unto Him with timbrel and psaltery."
Wherefore taketh he to him the "timbrel and psaltery"? That ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cxlix.htm

But Besides Other Things the Action of Miriam the Prophetess Also ...
... Directly the sea was crossed she took in her hand a dry and sounding timbrel
and conducted the women's dance [1474] . By this timbrel ...
/.../gregory of nyssa dogmatic treatises etc/chapter xix but besides other.htm

Epistle xxxii. To Anastasius, Presbyter .
... are abstinent, both learned, both humble; whence the glory of our Saviour must needs
be praised, according to the language of the Psalm, in timbrel and chorus ...
/.../epistle xxxii to anastasius presbyter.htm

Patriotic Hymns.
... To Berkeley every virtue under heaven. "SOUND THE LOUD TIMBREL.". ... Sound the loud
timbrel o'er Egypt's dark sea! Jehovah hath triumphed, His people are free! ...
/.../brown/the story of the hymns and tunes/chapter ix patriotic hymns.htm

How those that are at Variance and those that are at Peace are to ...
... But whoso separates abstinence from concord, let him consider the admonition of
the Psalmist, Praise him with timbrel and chorus (Psalm 150:4). For in the ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter xxii how those that.htm

How to Conduct Ourselves at Feasts.
... "Praise with the timbrel and the dance," refers to the Church meditating
on the resurrection of the dead in the resounding skin. ...
/.../clement/the instructor paedagogus/chapter iv how to conduct ourselves.htm

Psalm CL.
... "Praise Him in the timbrel and choir" (ver.4). The "timbrel" praiseth God when the
flesh is now ... For the timbrel is made of leather dried and strengthened. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm cl.htm

Introduction.
... The women of Israel chant his name with song and timbrel, the daughter of Saul
confesses her love unasked, the noble soul of Jonathan cleaves to him, the rude ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/i introduction.htm

The New Song
... It would have been absurd for Miriam with her timbrel to conduct the music of the
daughters of Israel to some old sonnet that they had learned in Egypt. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 9 1863/the new song.htm

Sundry Sharp Reproofs
... jollity. Instead of mourners we have ranters. They take the timbrel and harp,
they spend their days in wealth' (Job 21:12, 13). They ...
/.../the beatitudes an exposition of matthew 51-12/7 sundry sharp reproofs.htm

Thesaurus
Timbrel (7 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. TABRET; TIMBREL. tab'-ret, tim'-brel. See MUSIC,
III, 3, (1). TIMBREL. tim'-brel. See MUSIC, III, 3, (1). ...
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Timbrels (9 Occurrences)
... Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her
hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. ...
/t/timbrels.htm - 9k

Organ (6 Occurrences)
... assembly of Yahweh. (See NAS). Job 21:12 They take the timbrel and harp,
and rejoice at the sound of the organ. (KJV WBS YLT). Job 30 ...
/o/organ.htm - 9k

Tabret (3 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary (Hebrews toph), a timbrel (qv) or ... Int. Standard Bible
Encyclopedia. TABRET; TIMBREL. tab'-ret, tim'-brel. See MUSIC, III, 3, (1). ...
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Dancing (21 Occurrences)
... Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her
hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances. ...
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Timbers (8 Occurrences)

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Organs (3 Occurrences)
... wrapped together. (WBS). Psalms 150:4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance:
praise him with stringed instruments and organs. (KJV WBS). ...
/o/organs.htm - 7k

Inspired (20 Occurrences)
... Exodus 15:20 And Miriam the inspired one, sister of Aaron, taketh the timbrel in
her hand, and all the women go out after her, with timbrels and with choruses ...
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Taber
... ta'-ber (taphaph, "to strike a timbrel" ((Psalm 68:25)): The word is used only once
in the King James Version, namely, in the exceedingly graphic account of ...
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Tambourine (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) A small drum, especially a shallow drum with only
one skin, played on with the hand, and having bells at the sides; a timbrel. ...
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Concordance
Timbrel (7 Occurrences)

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;
(See NAS)

Exodus 15:20
And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Job 21:12
They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS)

Psalms 81:2
Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 149:3
Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Psalms 150:4
Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Isaiah 5:12
And corded instruments and wind-instruments and wine are in their feasts: but they give no thought to the work of the Lord, and they are not interested in what his hands are doing.
(See RSV)

Subtopics

Timbrel

Timbrel by Jephthah's Daughter

Timbrel used by Miriam

Timbrel used in Dances

Timbrel used in Religious Services

Related Terms

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Choruses (3 Occurrences)

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