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.


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