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Choir Director
Choirmaster
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Choirmaster
Choirmaster. Director of music; referred to in the superscriptions of 55 psalms.See Music and Musical Instruments.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Choir Director, Choirmaster
CHOIR DIRECTOR, CHOIRMASTER* Director of music; referred to in the superscriptions of 55 psalms. See Music; Musical Instruments.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Choirmaster
ChoirmasterFifty-five Psalm headings and Hab. 3:19 refer to the “choirmaster” (Heb. mĕnaṣṣēaḥ). The verbal form (Ezek. 3:8; 1 Chr. 23:4; 2 Chr. 2:1) means “to lead,” or “to be at the head”; in 1 Chr. 15:21 the verb probably means “to make music.” Undoubtedly, music had a prominent place in the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Choirmaster
Choirmaster. Although the Bible only alludes to a liturgical choir (cf. Neh. 12:31, 38, 40; Heb. tôḏâ “companies of those who gave thanks”; JB, NIV “choir”), the superscriptions of some fifty-five Psalms include dedications or instructions “to the choirmaster” (also Hab. 3:19; KJV “chief