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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Psaltery

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A musical instrument, supposed to have been a kind of lyre, or a harp with twelve strings. The Hebrew word nebhel, so rendered, is translated "viol" in Isaiah 5:12 (RSV, "lute"); 14:11. 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.

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Psaltery'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/p/psaltery.html. 1897.

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