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Music in Biblical Life: The Roles of Song in Ancient Israel (Paperback)

Jonathan L. Friedmann

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ISBN 10: 0786474092 / ISBN 13: 9780786474097
Edité par McFarland Co Inc, United States, 2013
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Music was integrated into the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labour and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact. This book explores the intricate and multifaceted nature of biblical music through a detailed look into four major episodes and genres: the Song of the Sea (Exod. 15), King Saul and David s harp (1 Sam. 16), the use of music in prophecy, and the Book of Psalms. This investigation demonstrates how music helped shape and define the self-identity of ancient Israel. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780786474097

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Titre : Music in Biblical Life: The Roles of Song in...

Éditeur : McFarland Co Inc, United States

Date d'édition : 2013

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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Music was integral to the daily life of ancient Israel. It accompanied activities as diverse as manual labor and royal processionals. At key junctures and in core institutions, musical tones were used to deliver messages, convey emotions, strengthen communal bonds and establish human-divine contact. This book explores the intricate and multifaceted nature of biblical music through a detailed look into four major episodes and genres: the Song of the Sea (Exod. 15), King Saul and David's harp (1 Sam. 16), the use of music in prophecy, and the Book of Psalms. This investigation demonstrates how music helped shape and define the self-identity of ancient Israel.

About the Author:

Jonathan L. Friedmann is a professor of Jewish music history at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and Extraordinary Professor of theology at North-West University (South Africa). He is the author, editor or compiler of eleven other books on music and religion. Visit his website at jonathanfriedmann.com.

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