Shiggaion

Shiggaion [N] [H] [S]

from the verb shagah, "to reel about through drink," occurs in the title of Psalms 7 . The plural form, shigionoth, is found in Habakkuk 3:1 . The word denotes a lyrical poem composed under strong mental emotion; a song of impassioned imagination accompanied with suitable music; a dithyrambic ode.

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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 Shiggaion". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Shiggaion [N] [E] [S]

a song of trouble or comfort
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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

Shiggaion, [N] [E] [H]

( Psalms 7:1 ) a particular kind of psalm, the specific character of which is now not known perhaps a "wild, mournful ode."


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

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

SHIGGAION

shi-ga'-yon, shi-gi'-on (shiggayon):

Occurs in the title of Psalms 7, and, in the plural, in the verse introducing Habakkuk's prayer (Habakkuk 3:1). Derived from a verb meaning "to wander," it is generally taken to mean a dithyramb, or rhapsody. This is not supported by the Greek VSS, but they are evidently quite at a loss.

See PSALMS, BOOK OF.


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