Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine: Archaeological, Written, and Comparative Sources

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2002 - Music - 368 pages
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This book contains the first study of the musical culture of ancient Israel/Palestine based primarily on the archaeological record. Noted musicologist Joachim Braun explores the music of the Holy Land region of the Middle East, tracing its form and development from its beginning in the Stone Age to the fourth century A.D.

This is not a study of music in the Bible or music in biblical times but a unique, in-depth investigation of the historical periods and cultures that influenced the music of the region and its people. Braun combines significant archaeological findings -- musical instruments, terra cotta and metal figures, etched stone illustrations, mosaics -- with evidence drawn from written (mainly biblical) texts and anthropological, sociological, and linguistic sources.

The portrait Braun assembles of this past musical world is both fascinating and innovative, suggesting a reconsideration of many views long accepted by tradition. Enhanced with numerous illustrations and photographs that bring the archaeological evidence to life, this exceptional work will be a valued resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the history of music, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and the cultures of the ancient Near East.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
1 Geographical Chronological and Cultural Parameters
4
2 Sources
5
3 Musical Instruments in the Bible
8
4 The Instruments
12
5 Instruments in Daniel
32
6 Collective Expressions Typological Terminology
36
7 Terminology in the Psalms and Unresolved Questions
37
THE IRON AGE 1200587 BC
113
1 Female Drummers in the IsraeliteJudean Kingdom and Surroundings
118
2 From the Sacred Female DoublePipe Blowers to Male DoublePipe Players
133
3 Lyres in Solo and Ensemble Performance
145
4 Musicians and Dancers of the Philistine and Phoenician Coast
165
5 Conch Trumpets
180
An Interlude
184
THE HELLENISTICROMAN PERIOD Fourth Century BCFourth Century AD
189

8 Instruments in the New Testament
42
THE STONE AGE 12th Millennium3200 BC
47
1 Natufians ca 120008000 BC
50
2 The Chalcolithic Period ca 40003200 BC
55
THE BRONZE AGE 32001200 BC
67
1 Dance with Lyres and Drums
71
2 The Lute
80
3 EgyptianCanaanite Music Gods and Musicians
85
4 Music in the Symposium
94
Mass Music Mass Cults Mass Culture
98
6 The Priests Bronze Cymbals
107
7 The Megiddo Flute
110
1 Apotropaic Bells
195
2 Idumean Hunting and Mourning Music and the Jewish Temple Trumpets
203
3 The NabateanSafaitic Culture
211
4 Instruments of AvantGarde Professionals and Conventional FolkMusicians
222
5 The Cult of Dionysus
250
6 Musical Instruments in Samaritan Areas
274
7 Musical Instruments as Symbols of Cult State and Identity
287
Tool of Sound and Ritual Symbol of Faith and National Identity
301
Bibliography
321
Index of Subjects and Names
355
Index of Scripture References
364
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