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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
SINGER The professional singer was important in temple worship. David first organized singers for worship in the tabernacle (1 Chr 9:33; 15:16, 19, 27). Later, they ministered in Solomon’s temple (2 Chr 5:12–13) and for other kings (20:21; 23:13; 35:15). After the exile, the singers were again active
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
SINGER. Individuals in early Israel sometimes sang secular, military, working, and religious songs. The Israelites celebrated God’s victories on their behalf in song. Women in Israel celebrated David’s victory over Goliath with song (1 Sam 18:6–7). There were both singing men and women at Jerusalem during
SINGING. The ancient Israelites expressed their emotions in the singing of songs, both as individual and as groups. The people of Israel expressed their gratitude and faith in song as they celebrated God’s deliverance of them through the Red Sea (Ex 15:1–21), the finding of water at “Beer” in the wilderness
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
cantor. A singer who leads in the liturgical music of the Church. In cathedral and monastic churches the cantor sets the pitch of *plainsong by singing the opening words, and also performs the other solo parts of the chant. In English cathedrals he became known as the *precentor. Acc. to W. usage the
choir (musical). A body of singers assisting at Divine Service. As early as the 4th cent. such bodies existed, made up of clerks in *minor orders and of boys, and, by the time of St *Gregory the Great (d. 604), the *Schola Cantorum seems to have been fully established. In the Middle Ages the choirs
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SINGERS; SINGING<sing’-erz>, <sing’-ing>: Singing seems to have become a regular profession at quite early date among the Hebrews. David had his troupe of “singing men and singing women” at Jerusalem (2 Samuel 19:35), and no doubt Solomon added to their numbers. Isaiah 23:16 suggests that it was
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Rhythmic Singing
Rhythmic Singing, the opposite of the declamatory style, and indefinite form of Plain Song; hence the term used to designate the distinction between the early Luth. congregational song, and the traditional Gregorian song, and also to indicate the difference between the early and the later method of singing
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
SingHebrew expression: shirPronunciation: SHEERStrong’s Number: 7891Key VersesExodus 15:1, 21; Nehemiah 10:28; Psalms 96:1; 144:9; 149:1“I will sing a new song to you, Oh, God” (Ps. 144:9) is an expression of praise that could describe the entire book of Psalms. Singing to the Lord was the method
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
SingingThroughout the Bible singing unites the two important themes of joy and worship. Especially in the book of Psalms, God’s people are frequently exhorted to sing joyfully in worship because of the wonderful things that God has done for them. The Old Testament prophets in general, and Isaiah in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Singers, Singing
SINGERS, singʹẽrz, SINGING, singʹing: Singing seems to have become a regular profession at a quite early date among the Hebrews. David had his troupe of “singing men and singing women” at Jerus (2 S 19:35), and no doubt Solomon added to their numbers. Isa 23:16 suggests that it was not uncommon for foreign
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