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Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine: Archaeological, Written, and Comparative Sources (Joachim Braun) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 2002) 9780802845580
Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine: Archaeological, Written, and Comparative Sources (Joachim Braun) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand), 2002) 9780802845580
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Title: Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine: Archaeological, Written, and Comparative Sources

Author: Braun, Joachim

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans (Print on Demand); Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802845580

Volumes: 1; Pages: 404

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This book contains the first study of the musical culture of ancient Israel/Palestine based primarily on the archaeological record. Noted musicologist Joachim Braun explores the music of the Holy Land region of the Middle East, tracing its form and development from its beginning in the Stone Age to the fourth century A.D.This is not a study of "music in the Bible" or music in "biblical times" but a unique, in-depth investigation of the historical periods and cultures that influenced the music of the region and its people. Braun combines significant archaeological findings, musical instruments, terra cotta and metal figures, etched stone illustrations, mosaics, with evidence drawn from written (mainly biblical) texts and anthropological, sociological, and linguistic sources.The portrait Braun assembles of this past musical world is both fascinating and innovative, suggesting a reconsideration of many views long accepted by tradition. Enhanced with numerous illustrations and photographs that bring the archaeological evidence to life, this exceptional work will be a valued resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the history of music, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and the cultures of the ancient Near East.ContentsPrefaceIllustrationsAbbreviationsTablesINTRODUCTION1. Geographical, Chronological, and Cultural Parameters2. Sources3. Musical Instruments in the BibleMeaningClassification4. The Instruments5. Instruments in Daniel6. Collective Expressions--Typological Terminology7. Terminology in the Psalms and Unresolved Questions8. Instruments in the New TestamentTHE STONE AGE(12th Millennium-3200 B.C.)1. Natufians (ca. 12,000-8000 B.C.) Syncretism of Work, Cult, Adornment, and Sound2. The Chalcolithic Period (ca. 4000-3200 B.C.) 1. Music in the Dumuzi Cult 2. The Appearance of the HarpTHE BRONZE AGE(3200-1200 B.C.)1. Dance with Lyres and Drums2. The Lute3. Egyptian-Canaanite Music--Gods and Musicians4. Music in the Symposium5. Clay Rattles: Mass Music--Mass Cults--Mass Culture6. The Priests' Bronze Cymbals7. The Megiddo FluteTHE IRON AGE(1200-587 B.C.)1. Female Drummers in the Israelite-Judean Kingdom and Surroundings2. From the Sacred Female Double-Reed Blowers to Male Double-Reed Players3. Lyres in Solo and Ensemble Performance 1. Pottery Drawings 2. Seals4. Musicians and Dancers of the Philistine and Phoenician Coast5. Conch Trumpets6. The Mystery of Absence, or an argumentum ex silentio?The Babylonian-Persian Period (587-333 B.C.): An InterludeTHE HELLENISTIC-ROMAN PERIOD(Fourth Century B.C.-Fourth Century A.D.)1. Apotropaic Bells2. Idumean Hunting and Mourning Music and the Jewish Temple Trumpets3. The Nabatean-Safaitic Culture4. Instruments of Avant-Garde Professionals and Conventional Folk-Musicians5. The Cult of Dionysus6. Musical Instruments in Samaritan Areas7. Musical Instruments as Symbols of Cult, State, and Identity8. The Shofar: Tool of Sound and Ritual, Symbol of Faith and National IdentityBibliographyIndex of Subjects and NamesIndex of Scripture References
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