Go Home
 
 
 
 
 
 
The BIBLE       Definitions       Images       Topics       Versions    
 
stitch border
 
stitch border
 
   
 
previous
 
   
   
 

Viol

vi'-ol (nebhel) viol, lute)
RELATED:
Psaltery
3.0 star rating
 
spacer spacer spacer

border

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Hebrew nebel ( Isaiah 5:12 , RSV, "lute;" 14:11 ), A musical instrument, usually rendered "psaltery" (q.v.).

border

Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

(no entry)

border

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(FROM PSALTERY)

This was a stringed instrument of music to accompany the voice. The Hebrew nabel or nebel is so rendered in the Authorized Version in all passages where if occurs, except in ( Isaiah 5:12 ; 14:11 ; 22:24 ), marg.; ( Amos 5:23 ; 6:6 ) where it is translated viol . The ancient viol was a six-stringed guitar. In the Prayer Book version of the Psalms the Hebrew word is rendered "lute." This instrument resembled the guitar, but was superior in tone, being larger, and having a convex back, somewhat like the vertical section of a gourd, or more nearly resembling that of a pear. These three instruments, the psaltery or sautry, the viol and lute, are frequently associated in the old English poets and were clearly instruments resembling each other though still different. The Greek psalterium (psalterion), from which our word is derived, denotes an instrument played with the fingers instead of a plectrum or quill, the verb being used of twanging the bow-string. It is impossible to say positively with what instrument the nebel of the Hebrew exactly corresponded, From the fact that nebel in Hebrew also signifies a wine-bottle or skin it has been conjectured that the term when applied to a musical instrument denotes a kind of bagpipe. The psalteries of David were made of cypress, ( 2 Samuel 6:5 ) those of Solomon of algum or almug trees. ( 2 Chronicles 9:11 ) Among the instruments of the band which played before Nebuchadnezzars golden image on the plains of Dura, we again meet with the psaltery. ( Daniel 3:6 , 3:10 , 3:15 ) pesanterin.


border

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

vi'-ol (nebhel, nebhel):

The King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) in Isaiah Isaiah 14:11 ; Amos 5:23 ; 6:5 ; the King James Version alone in Isaiah 5:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "lute." "Viol" is derived from Latin vitella, a doublet of vitula, a "viol"; hence, French vielle, doublet of viole. The viol was a bowed instrument, the parent of the violin tribe, and is not a true equivalent for nebhel.

See MUSIC.


border

Tags:

bible commentary, bible history, bible reference, bible study, define, instrument, lute, viol, vitella

border

Comments:

spacer  
spacer
  spacer  
spacer
   
 
border
 
previous
top page
 
spacer spacer
 
stitch border
 
stitch border

   


  Easter Egg
About

Contact


Faqs


TOS


Privacy

BIBLEing.com - reDISCOVER the Holy Bible!

The American Standard Version Bible, Chinese Union Version Bible, King James Version Bible, Easton's Bible Dictionary, Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names, The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia and Smith's Bible Dictionary are Public Domain and may be freely used and distributed. The New American Standard Bible Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved http://www.lockman.org. The "NASB," "NAS," "New American Standard Bible," and "New American Standard" trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by The Lockman Foundation. Use of these trademarks requires the permission of The Lockman Foundation. For Permission To Quote information visit www.lockman.org.  All trademarks and tradenames are the sole property of their respective owners. Not responsible for typographical errors. (c) Copyright 2012 - 2014 BIBLEing.com. All rights reserved.