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A term included in the titles of several psalms (Psa 8:1; 81:1; 84:1). It may be a liturgical term or a reference to a type of music or musical instrument.
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Gittith (git´ith), a Hebrew word that appears in the superscriptions to Pss. 8; 81; and 84. Because its meaning is uncertain, it is often left untranslated (“according to the Gittith”). Some translators have sought to explain the term via the Hebrew gath, “(wine) press” or through some reference to the
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GITTITH. A term found in the titles of (Ps 8, 81, 84). It is a feminine adjective derived from Gath but with an uncertain meaning. It may denote a musical instrument manufactured at Gath. If this is right, the titles would mean “on the lyre which was brought from Gath.” Some regard the term as denoting
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