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Music in ancient Israel/Palestine (AIP) with reference to tonality and the development of the Psalms

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dc.contributor.advisor Scheepers, Coenie Pretorius, Wynand Johannes Christian 2019-04-30T07:55:07Z 2019-04-30T07:55:07Z 2018-06
dc.identifier.citation Pretorius, Wynand Johannes Christian (2018) Music in ancient Israel/Palestine (AIP) with reference to tonality and the development of the Psalms, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <>
dc.description Includes bibliographical references en
dc.description Pages not numbered en
dc.description.abstract Music has formed a part of human life as far back as demonstrable. Music existed long before musical instruments made their appearance. The examination of textual evidence read in conjunction with the available archaeologic evidence from the time and area clearly demonstrates which musical instruments were available and the instances they were used at. It clearly points to the lyre as the primary proponent of the musical culture of the time with regards to melodic music. This is confirmed from what we learn from the ancient tuning tablets. There thus is a direct demonstrable connection between the instrument and the theory of the time. Work done on the musical elements of the cantillation marks of the Hebrew Bible comfortably fits into this framework and appears to be a direct influence on the manner in which the Psalms were sung and composed. A combination of literary, archaeological and musical sources can thus be used within a literary and historical approach to demonstrate the availability of musical instruments in AIP, the manner in which tonality was recorded and its influence on the development of the Psalms. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (approximately 424 pages): illustrations, maps, photographs (mostly color) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Ancient Near East en
dc.subject Archaeomusicology en
dc.subject Lyre en
dc.subject Open-ended-multi-stringed instruments en
dc.subject Nippur tablets en
dc.subject Musical notation en
dc.subject Cantillation marks en
dc.subject Psalmody en
dc.subject.ddc 780.933
dc.subject.lcsh Music archaeology -- Palestine en
dc.subject.lcsh Musical instruments, Ancient -- Palestine en
dc.subject.lcsh Musical notation -- Palestine -- To 500 -- History and criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Music in the Bible en
dc.subject.lcsh Psalmody -- History -- To 1500 en
dc.subject.lcsh Cantillation -- Palestine -- History and criticism en
dc.subject.lcsh Lyre -- Palestine en
dc.subject.lcsh Tonality -- History -- To 1500 en
dc.title Music in ancient Israel/Palestine (AIP) with reference to tonality and the development of the Psalms en
dc.title.alternative Music in ancient Israel/Palestine with reference to tonality and development of the Psalms en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern Studies en M.A. (Biblical Archaeology) en

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