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Cymbal
Cymbals
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cymbal
Cymbal. Percussion instrument consisting of two round, thin, slightly concave, metal plates which are struck together. Cymbals were used in the worship of God (2 Sm 6:5; Ezr 3:10; Ps 150:5).See Music and Musical Instruments (Zelzelim).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Cymbal
Cymbal [Heb. meṣiltayim (dual), ṣelṣelim (pl); Gk. kýmbalon (1 Cor. 13:1)]. See Music. II.D.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cymbal
CYMBAL Percussion instrument consisting of two round, thin, slightly concave, metal plates that are struck together. Cymbals were used in the worship of God (2 Sm 6:5; Ezr 3:10; Ps 150:5).See also Musical Instruments (Zelzelim); Music.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Cymbals
CymbalsA musical instrument (Heb. mĕṣiltayim, ṣelṣĕlɩ̂m; Gk. kýmbalon), consisting of two metal (1 Chr. 15:19, bronze) discs or bowls (cf. Gk. kýmbē), held in both hands and struck together. Different sounds (cf. Ps. 150:5) might be obtained from cymbals of different shapes or perhaps by holding
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Cymbal
Cymbal (Heb. meṣiltayim, ṣelṣelim; Gk. kýmbalon). A musical instrument, consisting of two metal (perhaps bronze; cf. 1 Chr. 15:19) discs or bowls (cf. Gk. kýmbē), held in both hands and struck together. Different sounds (cf. Ps. 150:5) might be obtained from cymbals of different shapes
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Cymbal
CYMBAL A percussion instrument that was used for musical accompaniment in Israelite liturgy (2 Sam 6:5; 1 Chr 13:8; 15:16, 28; 16:5; 25:6; 2 Chr 5:12, 29:25; Neh 12:27). The book of Psalms stresses the use of cymbals in praising the Lord: “Praise him with clanging cymbals; praise him with loud clashing
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cymbal Cymbals
Cymbal, Cymbals, a percussive musical instrument. Two kinds of cymbals are mentioned in Ps. 150:5, “loud cymbals” or castagnettes, and “high-sounding cymbals.” The former consisted of four small plates of brass or of some other hard metal; two plates were attached to each hand of the performer, and were
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Cymbals
Cymbals(Heb. tzeltzelim, from a root meaning to “tinkle”), musical instruments, consisting of two convex pieces of brass one held in each hand, which were clashed together to produce a loud clanging sound; castanets; “loud cymbals.” “Highsounding cymbals” consisted of two larger plates, one held also
Compton’s Encyclopedia
cymbal
cymbalBringing distinctive sounds to music from many parts of the world, the cymbal is a thin, circular flat or concave metal plate that is struck with a drumstick or used in pairs struck glancingly together. Most cymbals used in Asia are either broad-rimmed, with or without a dome (boss), held horizontally,
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cymbal
Cymʹbal, a musical instrument consisting of two convex pieces of brass, which are struck together to mark the rhythm or time, and which can produce a loud clanging or a tinkling, soft sound (2 Sam. 6:5; Ps. 150:5).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
2. Cymbal
2. CymbalThe Greco-Roman cymbals (kymbalon) popular in the Dionysian and Cybele cult are hardly held in esteem in the NT (see 1 Cor 13:1). Mentioned but once in a passage together with the gong (see §E4), they symbolize affected proclamations.
3. Cymbals
3. CymbalsCymbals (metsiltayim מְצִלְתַּיִם‎, tseltselim צֶלְצֶלִים‎; kymbalon), a form of clapper generally made of copper or brass, consist of two plates with concave centers (2 Sam 6:5; 1 Chr 13:8; 15:16, 19; 2 Chr 5:12–13; Ezra 3:10; Neh 12:27; Ps 150:5). One of a pair is held in each hand and by
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