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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Flute
Flute A musical instrument consisting of one or more pipes. It was often used for worship (1 Kgs 1:40; Dan 3:5–15; Matt 9:23–24).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Flute
Flute. Translation of several words designating various kinds of wind instruments played by blowing across or through a hole.See Music and Musical Instruments (Halil).
Nehiloth
Nehiloth. Hebrew term in the superscription of Psalm 5 (kjv); musical cue, meaning “flutes,” describing the kind of musical accompaniment for the performance of the psalm.See Music and Musical Instruments.
Organ
Organ. kjv mistranslation for pipe in Genesis 4:21; Job 21:12; 30:31; and Psalm 150:4.See Music and Musical Instruments (Ugab).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Nehiloth
Nehiloth nə-hilʹothThe AV transliteration of Heb neḥîlôṯ, a technical musical term in the superscription to Ps. 5 (MT v 1). The RSV translation, “for the flutes,” is probably correct, assuming that neḥîlôṯ is derived from ḥālal, “pierce,” and is a cognate of ḥālîl, “play the flute.”
Organ
Organ [Gk mélos—‘part’, ‘limb’] (1 Cor. 12:18f); AV MEMBER. Mélos is elsewhere rendered “member” (e.g., vv 12, 14, 25–27) or “part” (vv 20, 22) by the RSV See Member.The AV uses “organ” to translate Heb ʿûg̱āḇ (or ʿug̱āḇ) in Gen. 4:21; Job 21:12; 30:31; Ps. 150:4 (RSV “pipe”). See Music II.C.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Flute
FLUTE Translation of several Hebrew words designating various kinds of wind instruments played by blowing across or through a hole. See Musical Instruments (Halil).Scientific evidence for the flood?With the beginning of modern archaeology in Mesopotamia, it became popular to associate evidence of flood
Nehiloth
NEHILOTH* Hebrew term in the superscription of Psalm 5 (kjv); musical cue, meaning “flutes,” describing the kind of musical accompaniment for the performance of the psalm. See Music.
Organ
ORGAN* kjv mistranslation for pipe in Genesis 4:21, Job 21:12, 30:31, and Psalm 150:4. See Musical Instruments (Ugab).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Nehiloth
NEHILOTH. A musical term used in the title of Ps 5 meaning wind instrument, which is interpreted by some to be a flute (RSV). See Music.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Flute
FluteA wind instrument, actually a shawm or primitive clarinet, made of a hollow reed or wood with fingerholes to produce notes. Held vertically, the flute had a double-reed mouthpiece; a variant form was the double flute (cf. Akk. ḥalḥallatu), the two pipes of which could be played individually or
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Flute
Flute (Heb. ḥālîl; Gk. aulós).† A wind instrument, actually a shawm or primitive clarinet, made of a hollow reed or wood with fingerholes to produce notes. Held vertically, the flute had a double-reed mouth-piece; a variant form was the double flute (cf. Akk. ḥalḥallatu) on. which the
Nehiloth
Nehiloth [nēˊə lŏth] (Heb. neḥîlôṯ). A technical term in the KJV superscription to Ps. 5. The RSV correctly translates “for the flutes,” probably indicating that flutes were to be played as an accompaniment to the chanting of the psalm.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Flute
Flute (1 Kings 1:40, marg., Pipe), a musical instrument mentioned amongst others, Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15, as used at the worship of the golden image which Nebuchadnezzar had set up. It bore a close resemblance to the modern flute, and was made of reeds, of copper, and other material. It was the principal
Nehiloth
Nehiloth. The title of Ps. 5 in the DAV is rendered “To the chief musician upon Nehiloth.” It is most likely that nehiloth is the general term for perforated wind-instruments of all kinds, as neginoth denotes all manner of stringed instruments.
Organ
Organ. Gen. 4:21; Job 21:12; 30:31; Ps. 150:4. The Hebrew word thus rendered probably denotes a pipe or perforated wind-instrument. In Gen. 4:21 it appears to be a general term for all wind-instruments. In Job 21:12 are enumerated three kinds of musical instruments which are possible, under the general
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nehiloth
NE´HILOTH (neʹhi-lōth). The title of Ps. 5 (KJV); it means wind instruments. The NASB reads: “for flute accompaniment,” with a marg. note: “Or, according to a lower octave.” The NIV translates “for flutes.”
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Flute
Flutea musical instrument, probably composed of a number of pipes, mentioned Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15.In Matt. 9:23, 24, notice is taken of players on the flute, here called “minstrels” (but in R.V. “flute-players”).Flutes were in common use among the ancient Egyptians.
Nehiloth
Nehilothonly in the title of Ps. 5. It is probably derived from a root meaning “to bore,” “perforate,” and hence denotes perforated wind instruments of all kinds. The psalm may be thus regarded as addressed to the conductor of the temple choir which played on flutes and such-like instruments.
Organ
Organsome kind of wind instrument, probably a kind of Pan’s pipes (Gen. 4:21; Job 21:12; Ps. 150:4), which consisted of seven or eight reeds of unequal length.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Nehiloth
NehilothNehiloth (ne-heeʹlohth), an instrument named in the kjv heading of Psalm 5; the rsv renders it ‘flute.’
A Catholic Dictionary
Organ
organ (ὄργανον, organum) is used in the LXX for instruments of any kind, but especially of musical instruments. It occurs not only as the rendering of עוּגָב, the “pipe” or “flute,” but also of כִנּוֹר and כֵבֶל, which were stringed instruments (Ps. 150:4, 137:2; Amos 5:23, 6:5). Our Latin psalms naturally
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