Music in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity
A full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. The author considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed.
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Music at the Tabernacle and the First Temple
Music at the Second Temple 1
Music at the Second Temple 2
Music in Ancient Judaism Elsewhere than at the Temple 1 In Religious Devotion and Worship
Music in Ancient Judaism Elsewhere than at the Temple 2 Outside Religious Devotion and Worship
Music in Early Christianity 1 The First to the Early Third Centuries
Music in Early Christianity 2 The Later Third and the Fourth Centuries
Relationships and Influences
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