Music in Biblical Life: The Roles of Song in Ancient Israel

Music in Biblical Life: The Roles of Song in Ancient Israel

by Jonathan L. Friedmann
     
 

Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact.

This book explores the intricate and multifaceted nature of

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Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact.

This book explores the intricate and multifaceted nature of biblical music through a detailed look into four major episodes and genres: the Song of the Sea (Exod. 15), King Saul and David's harp (1 Sam. 16), the use of music in prophecy, and the Book of Psalms. This investigation demonstrates how music helped shape and define the self-identity of ancient Israel.

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Friedmann explores music's role in shaping the self-identity of ancient Israel and its integration into daily life

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ISBN-13:
9780786474097
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/08/2013
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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