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Castanets
Castanet • Cornet • Shawm
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Castanet
Castanet. rsv translation in 2 Samuel 6:5 for sistrum, a small hand-held percussion instrument.See Music and Musical Instruments (Mena ‛anim; Zelzelim); Sistrum.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Castanets
Castanets [Heb. mena‘an‘îm]; AV CORNETS. Castanets are mentioned in 2 S. 6:5 among the musical instruments upon which David and the house of Israel played while bringing the ark from the house of Abinadab. This word is incorrectly translated “cornets” in the AV. The castanet was probably about the
Cornet
Cornet The AV rendering of Heb. mena‘an‘îm in 2 S. 6:5 (RSV “castanets”), of šôp̱ar in 1 Ch. 15:28; 2 Ch. 15:14; Ps. 98:6; Hos. 5:8; and of Aram qeren in Dnl. 3 (RSV “horn”). See Music II.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Castanet
CASTANET A small handheld percussion instrument (2 Sm 6:5). See Musical Instruments; Music.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Castanets
Castanets (Heb. mena˓an˓îm “sistrum”). One of several instruments played as the ark of the covenant was carried to Jerusalem (2 Sam. 6:5; KJV “cornets”). The castanets (so RSV, JB) may resemble the sistrum (so NIV; KoB, p. 539), which consisted of two connected staves between which were
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cornet
Cornet (Heb. shôphâr), a loud-sounding instrument, made of the horn of a ram or of a chamois (sometimes of an ox), and used by the ancient Hebrews for signals, Lev. 25:9, and much used by the priests. 1 Chron. 15:28.
Shawm
Shawm. In the Prayer-book version of Ps. 98:6, “with trumpets also and shawms” is the rendering of what stands in the Authorized Version “with trumpets and sound of cornet.” The Hebrew word translated “cornet” is treated under that head. The “shawm” was a musical instrument resembling the clarionet.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cornet
CornetHeb. shophar, “brightness,” with reference to the clearness of its sound (1 Chr. 15:28; 2 Chr. 15:14; Ps. 98:6; Hos. 5:8). It is usually rendered in the Authorized Version “trumpet.” It denotes the long and straight horn, about eighteen inches long. The words of Joel, “Blow the trumpet,” literally,
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Cornet
Cornetcornet, a term used by the kjv (rsv: ‘horn’) to translate the Hebrew qeren (Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15) and shophar (1 Chron. 15:28; 2 Chron. 15:14; Ps. 98:6; Hos. 5:8). In 2 Sam. 6:5 the kjv has ‘cornets’ for a different word better translated ‘castanets,’ as in the rsv.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CASTANETS
CASTANETS<kas’-ta-nets>, <kas-ta-nets’> (מְנַעַנַעִים‎ [menàaǹim]): Are mentioned in 2 Samuel 6:5 among the musical instruments upon which David and the house of Israel played at the time of the bringing up of the ark out of the house of Abinadab. This word is incorrectly translated “cornets” in
Compton’s Encyclopedia
cornet
cornetCornet. Click on the audio icons beneath the art to hear the sound of a cornet. The selection isEncyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The cornet is closely related to the trumpet. Like the trumpet, the cornet is a wind instrument with valves. Both instruments usually are pitched in
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cornet
Corʹnet [Hebrew shôphâr], a loud-sounding instrument of music, made of the horn of a ram or of a chamois (sometimes of an ox), and used by the ancient Hebrews for signals; for proclaiming the jubilee year (Lev. 25:9); for announcing the approach of an enemy (Ezek. 33:4, 5); for use in war (Jer. 4:5,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cornet
CORNET KJV for several different kinds of musical instruments. See Music, Instruments, Dancing.
Key passages
2 Sa 6:5

Now David and all the house of Israel were dancing before Yahweh, with all kinds of musical instruments made from ash trees, and with zithers, harps, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals.

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