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Chant

CHANT

(paraT):

Occurs only once in the King James Version in Amos 6:5, and the meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain. ParaT corresponds to an Arabic root meaning to anticipate. It may therefore signify to improvise, to sing without care or preparation. the Revised Version (British and American) "to sing idle songs" suits the context. See Driver, Joe and Amos.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'CHANT'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.