Higgaion

Higgaion [N] [H] [S]

in Psalms 92:3 means the murmuring tone of the harp. In Psalms 9:16 it is a musical sign, denoting probably a pause in the instrumental interlude. In Psalms 19:14 the word is rendered "meditation;" and in Lamentations 3:62 , "device" (RSV, "imagination").

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

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

Higgaion [N] [E] [S]

meditation; consideration
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Higgaion'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Higgaion [N] [E] [H]

(meditation ), a word which occurs three times in the book of Psalms -- ( Psalms 9:16 ; 19:14 ; 92:3 ) (margin). The word has two meanings, one of a general character, implying thought; reflection , and another, in ( Psalms 9:16 ) and Psal 92:3 of a technical nature, the precise meaning of which cannot at this distance of time be determined. (Canon Cook says that it probably means an interlude giving musical expression to the feelings suggested by the preceding words.--ED.)


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Higgaion'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

HIGGAION

hi-ga'yon, hi-gi'-on (higgayon):

The meaning of this word is uncertain. Two interpretations are possible; the one based on an allied Arabic root gives "a deep vibrating sound," the other derived from the Greek versions of Psalms 9:16, where we read higgayon Celah, takes it to mean an instrumental interlude.

See PSALMS.


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