Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
(1 Sam. 10:5; 1 Ki. 1:40; Isa. 5:12, 30:29
). The Hebrew word halil, so rendered, means "bored through," and is the name given to various kinds of wind instruments, as the fife, flute, Pan-pipes, etc. In Amos 6:5
this word is rendered "instrument of music." This instrument is mentioned also in the New Testament (Mt. 11:17; 1 Cor. 14:7
). It is still used in Palestine, and is, as in ancient times, made of different materials, as reed, copper, bronze, etc.
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