Scriptural References to Instruments (Biblical)

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

In Scripture, musical instruments serve a purpose within and for the life of the covenant community; their function was not a matter of individual self-expression, as is often the case today.

Musical instruments in general are designated by the term kelim (instruments for singing, Amos 6:5; 1 Chron. 16:42; the instruments of David, 2 Chron. 29:26; Neh. 12:36). The fact that this Hebrew term also denotes utensils and implements of various types, such as kitchenware, weapons, and "things"...


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