Shoshannim

Shoshannim [N] [H] [S]

lilies, the name of some musical instrument, probably like a lily in shape ( Psalms 45 ; 69 , title). Some think that an instrument of six strings is meant.

These dictionary topics are from
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
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Shoshannim [N] [E] [S]

those that shall be changed
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

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

Shoshannim [N] [E] [H]

(lilies ). "To the chief musician upon Shoshannim" is a musical direction to the leader of the temple choir which occurs in ( Psalms 45:1 ; 69:1 ) and most probably indicates the melody "after" or "in the manner of" (Authorized Version upon") which the psalms were to be sung. Shoshannim-eduth occurs in the same way in the title of ( Psalms 80:1 ) ... As the words now stand they signify "lilies, a testimony," and the two are separated by a large distinctive accent. In themselves they have no meaning in the present text, and must therefore be regarded as probably a fragment of the beginning of an older psalm with which the choir were familiar.


[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 'Shoshannim'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.