instructing, occurs in the title of thirteen Psalms (32,42,44, etc.). It denotes a song enforcing some lesson of wisdom or piety, a didactic song. In Psalms 47:7 it is rendered, Authorized Version, "with understanding;" Revised Version, marg., "in a skilful psalm."
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Maschil". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".