Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Psaltery : 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 Isaiah 5:12 (R.V., "lute"); Isaiah 14:11. In Daniel 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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