Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bagpipe. Pipe instrument resembling the modern bagpipe, used in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court (Dn 3:5, 7, 10, 15).See Music and Musical Instruments (Psantrin; Sumponia).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Bagpipe [Aram sûmpōnyâ, sûppōnyâ] (Dnl. 3:5, 10, 15); AV DULCIMER; NEB MUSIC. The Aramaic is probably a loanword from the Greek (symphōnía), and is usually thought to indicate a bagpipe or similar musical instrument (cf. BDB, p. 1104; KoB, p. 1103). A contemporary Greek usage is in Polybius
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BAGPIPE* An uncertain term sometimes rendered “bagpipe.” The instrument used in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court (Dn 3:5, 7, 10, 15) may actually have been a stringed instument. See Musical Instruments (Psantrin; Sumponia).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Bagpipe. The RSV and JB translation of Aram. sûmpōnyâ as “bagpipe” in the list of instruments at Dan. 3:5, 10, 15 is not certain; the KJV renders the term “dulcimer” and the NIV “pipes.” The LXX translates symphōnía, which suggests a harmony of sounds (cf. Luke 15:25, “music”). The
Compton’s Encyclopedia
bagpipeAlthough the bagpipe is traditionally associated with Scotland, many other regions and countries have their own version of the instrument. Bagpipes are found in North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, the Aegean, the Caucasus, and among the Mari people of Russia. A member of the wind instrument
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BAGPIPE Modern translation of a musical instrument translated as “dulcimer” by the KJV (Dan. 3:5, 10, 15). See Music, Instruments, Dancing.
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