playing on a small drum or tabret. In Nahum 2:7 , where alone it occurs, it means beating on the breast, as players beat on the tabret.
To strike (especially the tabret).
The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall be dissolved. And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, TABERING upon their breasts. ( Nahum 2:6-7 )
an obsolete English word used in the Authorized Version of ( Nahum 2:7 ) The Hebrew word connects itself with toph , "a timbrel." The Authorized Version reproduces the original idea. The "tabour" or "tabor" was a musical instrument of the drum type which with the pipe formed the band of a country village. To "tabour," accordingly, is to beat with loud strokes, as men beat upon such an instrument. [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary