Stringed Instrument

Stringed Instrument

is the rendering, in the A.V., of two Heb. words

1. נגַינָה, neginah (Habakkuk 3, 19), which likewise denotes the music of such an instrument (and so rendered in La 5:14), or a "song" adapted to such an accompaniment (and so rendered in the titles of many psalms), or in derision (Job 30:9; La 3:14). SEE NEGINAH.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

2. מַנַּי, minni (only found in the plur., Ps 150:4; "whereby," 45:8 [9]), which is of uncertain derivation and signification, but probably denotes the chord of some musical instrument. The Hebrews had various stringed instruments, chiefly or exclusively of the harp or guitar form; and similar ones have always prevailed in the East, if we may judge from the specimens exhibited on the Egyptian and Assyrian monuments. SEE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

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