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Cymbals

Cymbals

(Heb. tzeltzelim, from a root meaning to "tinkle"), musical instruments, consisting of two convex pieces of brass one held in each hand, which were clashed together to produce a loud clanging sound; castanets; "loud cymbals." "Highsounding cymbals" consisted of two larger plates, one held also in each hand ( 2 Samuel 6:5 ; Psalms 150:5 ; 1 Chronicles 13:8 ; 1 Chronicles 15:16 1 Chronicles 15:19 1 Chronicles 15:28 ; 1 Corinthians 13:1 ).

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Cymbals". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .