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Alamoth
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
Alamoth (עֲלָמֽוֹת‎, alamoth). A Hebrew word, probably a musical term, usually transliterated (1 Chr 15:20; Psa 46).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Alamoth
Alamoth. Hebrew term in the title of Psalm 46; perhaps a musical cue, meaning “flutes,” describing the kind of musical accompaniment for the performance of the psalm.See Music and Musical Instruments.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Alamoth
Alamoth ə-laʹmoþ [Heb. alāmôṯ]; NEB omits. A musical term of uncertain meaning. A group of musicians in David’s court “were to play harps according to [‘al] Alamoth” (1 Ch. 15:20). The term occurs also in the MT heading of Ps. 46 (“According to Alamoth”).Several possible interpretations have been
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
ALAMOTH* Hebrew term in the title of Psalm 46 and also in 1 Chronicles 15:20. See Music.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Alamoth
Alamoth (al´uh-moth; Heb., “young women”), a musical direction of unknown origin and meaning. Its derivation has led some to suggest it may mean “to be sung by young women” (Ps. 46), but its use as a direction for playing the harp (1 Chron. 15:20) implies a musical theme or rhythm. See also Psalms, book
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Alamoth
Alamoth (Heb. ʿălāmôṯ)An obscure term that likely refers to a name of a melody, or perhaps a musical instrument or cultic procedure (Ps. 46 superscription[MT 1]; 48:14 [MT 15] with emendation; 1 Chr. 15:20; and possibly in the superscription to Ps. 9 [1]). Some relate it to ʿalmâ, “young woman,”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
Alamoth [ǎlˊə mŏth] (Heb. ˓alāmôṯ). An uncertain term occurring at 1 Chr. 15:20 and in the superscription to Ps. 46. It may designate the title of a tune (“Maidens,” M. Dahood, Psalms I. AB [1966], p. 177), a musical instrument (JB “oboe,” Ps. 46; “keyed harp,” 1 Chr. 15:20; cf. BH mg.,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
Al´amoth (virgins). Ps. 46, title; 1 Chron. 15:20. Some interpret it to mean a musical instrument, and others a melody.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
Alamothvirgins, a musical term (1 Chr. 15:20), denoting that the psalm which bears this inscription (Ps. 46) was to be sung by soprano or female voices.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
AlamothAlamoth (ahʹlah-mohth; Heb., ‘young maidens’), a musical direction of unknown origin and meaning. Its derivation has led some to suggest it may mean ‘to be sung by young women’ (Ps. 46), but its use as a direction for playing the harp (1 Chron. 15:20) implies a musical theme or rhythm. See also
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
ALAMOTH [AL ah mohth] (probably sopranos) — a musical term of uncertain meaning (1 Chr. 15:20; Ps. 46 title). It may have meant singing in a high-pitched, or soprano, voice.
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Alamoth
Alʹa-moth [virgins], a supposed musical term of unknown signification. It is used in 1 Chron. 15:20 and in the title to Ps. 46, where it is thought to be a direction to the choristers to sing in the female voice, i.e. our treble or soprano.
Key passages
1 Ch 15:20

Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play on harps according to Alamoth;

Ps 46:1

God is our refuge and strength, a very sufficient help in troubles.