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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Harp

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Musical instrument, probably somewhat like those now bearing the name, for such are seen depicted on the Egyptian monuments. The harp is mentioned as early as Genesis 4:21 . It was one of the instruments used in the temple service. 1 Kings 10:12 ; 1 Chronicles 13:8 , etc. The harp is remarkable for its soft, soothing sounds. It was used by David to drive away the evil spirit from Saul, 1 Samuel 16:23 and it is the only musical instrument referred to symbolically as being in heaven. Revelation 5:8 ; Revelation 14:2 : called 'the harps of God' in Revelation 15 . 2 .


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Harp '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/h/harp.html. 1897.

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