Viol

Viol [N] [S]

Heb. nebel ( Isaiah 5:12 , RSV, "lute;" 14:11 ), a musical instrument, usually rendered "psaltery" (q.v.)

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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

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

Viol

Musical instrument; a kind of harp.

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them! And the harp, and the VIOL, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands. ( Isaiah 5:11-12 )

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

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

Viol. [N] [E]

[PSALTERY]


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

VIOL

vi'-ol (nebhel, nebhel):

the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) in Isaiah 14:11; Amos 5:23; 6:5; the King James Version alone in Isaiah 5:12, the Revised Version (British and American) "lute." "Viol" is derived from Latin vitella, a doublet of vitula, a "viol"; hence, French vielle, doublet of viole. The viol was a bowed instrument, the parent of the violin tribe, and is not a true equivalent for nebhel.

See MUSIC.


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