Easton's Bible Dictionary: M. G. Easton, M.A., D.D.
A musical instrument, supposed to have been a kind of lyre, or a harp with twelve strings. The Hebrew word nebhel, so rendered, is translated "viol" in Isa. 5:12
(R.V., "lute"); 14:11. In Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15
, the word thus rendered is Chaldaic, pesanterin, which is supposed to be a word of Greek origin denoting an instrument of the harp kind.
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