Musical instruments in biblical times

Course proposed by Institut Rachi de Troyes

On Monday, March 24, 2014, at 6pm, Hervé Roten will give a lecture on “Musical instruments in biblical times” at the Institut Universitaire Européen Rachi (Troyes, France).

While the Bible repeatedly mentions the use of musical instruments in worship or in the daily life of the Hebrews, the description of these instruments is often lacking. Historians and musicologists agree that David’s famous harp was in fact a lyre.

Of all the instruments mentioned in the Bible, only the shofar remains today. What happened to the other instruments? What did they look like?
Hervé Roten will attempt to summarize current musicological knowledge in this field. Between myth and reality…

This course is part of the “The Arts and the Bible” cycle offered by the Institut Universitaire Européen Rachi, in partnership with the Institut Européen Emmanuel Levinas.

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