Sackbut

Sackbut [N] [S]

(Chald. sabkha; Gr. sambuke), a Syrian stringed instrument resembling a harp ( Daniel 3:5 Daniel 3:7 Daniel 3:10 Daniel 3:15 ); not the modern sackbut, which is a wind instrument.

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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.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Sackbut

A stringed musical instrument.

Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, SACKBUT, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. ( Daniel 3:7 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

Bibliography Information

"Entry for 'Sackbut'". A King James Dictionary.

Sackbut, [N] [E]

( Daniel 3:5 Daniel 3:7 Daniel 3:10 Daniel 3:15 ) the rendering in the Authorized Version of the Chaldee sacbbeca . If this music instrument be the same as the Greek and Latin sabbeca , the English translation is entirely wrong. The sackbut was a wind instrument [see MUSIC]; the sambuca was a triangular instrument, with strings, and played with the hand.


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

Bibliography Information

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

SACKBUT

sak'-but.

See MUSIC, III, 1, (f).


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