Monday, September 27, 2010
Prophesy With Harps
"And his [Jabal's] brother's name was Jubal: he was the father of all such as handle the harp and organ." -- Genesis 4:21
"Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel." -- Deuteronomy 31:19
"Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel." -- Deuteronomy 31:22
"And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended." -- Deuteronomy 31:30
"My doctrine shall drop as the rain ... Because I will publish the name of the LORD:" -- Moses, Deuteronomy 32:2-3
"Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee." -- Deuteronomy 32:7
"... I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith." -- Deuteronomy 32:20
"Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps." -- Deuteronomy 32:33
"And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun." -- Deuteronomy 32:44
"After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where [is] the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy:" -- 1 Samuel 10:5
"Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well." -- 1 Samuel 16:16
"And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD, neither consider the operation of his hands." -- Isaiah 5:12
"Praise the LORD with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings." -- Psalm 33:2
"I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp." -- Psalm 49:4
"Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm." -- Psalm 98:5
"We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof." -- Psalm 137:2
"And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets." -- 1 Chronicles 13:8
"... who should prophesy with harps, with psalteries, and with cymbals: ...." -- 1 Chronicles 25:1
"... Jeduthun, who prophesied with a harp, to give thanks and to praise the LORD." -- 1 Chronicles 25:3
"All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of the LORD, with cymbals, psalteries, and harps, for the service of the house of God...." -- 1 Chronicles 25:6
"And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints." -- Revelation 5:8
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God." -- Revelation 15:2
"A herald placed a gorgeous cithara into the hands
of Phemius, who sang, under duress, for the suitors.
Playing the lyre, he began to sing beautifully," -- Homer, poet, Odyssey, Book I:153-155, 8th century B.C.
"The far-famed singer sang to them, and they sat
listening in silence. He sang of the Achaeans'
sad return from Troy ...." -- Homer, poet, Odyssey, Book I:325-327, 8th century B.C.
"A herald hung Demodocus' clear-toned lyre on a peg." -- Homer, poet, Odyssey, Book VIII:105, 8th century B.C.
"Musaeus, too, thy holy citizen, of all men most advanced in lore...." -- Euripides, playwright, Rhesus, 450 B.C.
"They [the Pisistratidae] had come up to Sardis with Onomacritus, an Athenian diviner who had set in order the oracles of Musaeus. They had reconciled their previous hostility with him; Onomacritus had been banished from Athens by Pisistratus' son Hipparchus, when he was caught by Lasus of Hermione in the act of interpolating into the writings of Musaeus an oracle showing that the islands off Lemnos would disappear into the sea." -- Herodotus, historian, The History, VII:6, 440 B.C.
"And from these first rings, which are the poets, depend others, some deriving their inspiration from Orpheus, others from Musaeus; but the greater number are possessed and held by Homer." -- Plato, philosopher, Ion, 380 B.C.
"... some, of hierophants and prophets, as Orpheus and Musaeus...." -- Plato, philosopher, Protagoras, 380 B.C.
"All men agree that music is one of the pleasantest things, whether with or without songs; as Musaeus says: 'Song to mortals of all things the sweetest.' Hence and with good reason it is introduced into social gatherings and entertainments, because it makes the hearts of men glad: so that on this ground alone we may assume that the young ought to be trained in it." -- Aristotle, philosopher, Politics, Book VIII, 350 B.C.
"Among them they have poets that sing melodious songs, whom they call bards, who to their musical instruments like unto harps, chant forth the praises of some, and the dispraises of others." -- Diodorus Siculus, historian, The Library of History, 1st century B.C.
"...by the Greeks he was called, when grown to manhood, Musaeus. And this Moses, they said, was the teacher of Orpheus;" -- Lucius C. Alexander Polyhistor, historian, Concerning the Jews, Quoted in Eusebius Preparations for the Gospel Book IX Chapter XXVII, 1st century B.C.
"In the early times the soothsayers also practised music." -- Strabo, geographer, Geography, Book VII, Fragment 19, 7
"Of all these, by far the oldest is the Jewish race; and that their philosophy committed to writing has the precedence of philosophy among the Greeks, the Pythagorean Philo shows at large; and, besides him, Aristobulus the Peripatetic, and several others, not to waste time, in going over them by name. Very clearly the author Megasthenes, the contemporary of Seleucus Nicanor, writes as follows in the third of his books, On Indian Affairs: 'All that was said about nature by the ancients is said also by those who philosophise beyond Greece: some things by the Brahmins among the Indians, and others by those called Jews in Syria.'" -- Clement of Alexandria, theologian, Stromata, Book I, Chapter XV, 2nd century
"And Orpheus, who sailed with Hercules, was the pupil of Musaeus." -- Clement of Alexandria, theologian, Stromata, Book I, Chapter XXI, 2nd century
"And Numenius, the Pythagorean philosopher, expressly writes: 'For what is Plato, but Moses speaking in Attic Greek?'" -- Clement of Alexandria, theologian, Stromata, Book I, Chapter XXII, 2nd century
"And next in order came Jannes and Jambres, Egyptian sacred scribes, men judged to have no superiors in the practice of magic, at the time when the Jews were being driven out of Egypt. So then these were the men chosen by the people of Egypt as fit to stand beside Musaeus, who led forth the Jews, a man who was most powerful in prayer to God; and of the plagues which Musaeus brought upon Egypt, these men showed themselves able to disperse the most violent." -- Numenius, philosopher, On the Good, Book III, Quoted in Eusebius Book IX Chapter VIII, 2nd century
"I have read verse in which Musaeus receives from the North Wind the gift of flight, but, in my opinion, Onomacritus wrote them ...." -- Pausanias, geographer, Description of Greece, Book I: Attica, 2nd century
"This is a hill right opposite the Acropolis within the old city boundaries, where legend says Musaeus used to sing, and, dying of old age, was buried. Afterwards a monument also was erected here to a Syrian [a Jew aka Moses]." -- Pausanias, geographer, Description of Greece, Book I: Attica, 2nd century
"And challenging a comparison of book with book, I would say, 'Come now, good sir, take down the poems of Linus, and of Musaeus, and of Orpheus, and the writings of Pherecydes, and carefully compare these with the laws of Moses -- histories with histories, and ethical discourses with laws and commandments....'" -- Origen, theologian, Against Celsus, Chapter XVIII, 248
"It is said, moreover, that Hermippus has recorded in his first book, On Lawgivers, that it was from the Jewish people that Pythagoras derived the philosophy which he introduced among the Greeks." -- Origen, theologian, Against Celsus, Chapter XIV, 248
"Before the invention of letters, poetry seems to have been the means by which knowledge of almost every kind was communicated...." -- Wilkins Tannehill, historian, Sketches of the History of Literature, 1827