Aresko (g700) ar-es'-ko; prob. from 142 (through the idea of exciting emotion); to be agreeable (or by impl. to seek
to be so): - please.
was always the mark of the prostitute or Sodomite:
A. pleasing, mostly in bad sense, obsequious, cringing,
II. areskos, ho, the staff borne by pornoboskoi [brothel keeper] on
(g142) ah'ee-ro; a prim. verb; to lift; by
impl. to take up or away; fig. to raise
(the voice), keep in
suspense (the mind); spec. to
sail away (i.e. weigh anchor); by Heb.
[comp. 5375] to expiate sin: - away with, bear (up),
carry, lift up, loose, make to doubt,
put away, remove, take (away, up).
Airô to raise up, exalt,
Aesch.:--of passion, to exalt, excite, hupsou airein thumon to grow excited, to raise by words, to extol, exaggerate, to take up for oneself:
to carry off, win, gain
the same meaning of EXTERNAL SINGING:
Aoidê 1. art of song, autar aoidên
incantation, thing sung,
song, whether of joy or sorrow,
of all kinds of vocal sounds, crow as cocks, hoot
as owls, croak as frogs,;
hoi tettiges chamothen aisontai,
crowing too soon.
The tettiges are the LOCUSTS which are the MUSES serving Apollo,
Abaddon or Apollyo
is connected to:
Kithar-izô ,( [kitharis] ):--play the cithara, phormingi [Apollyon's
instrument], kitharize. Instrument players were defined
Attic word Airô to raise up, exalt,
Aesch.:--of passion, to exalt, excite, hupsou airein thumon to grow excited, to raise by words, to extol, exaggerate, to take up for oneself:
to carry off, win, gain
Romans XV. 1 debemus autem nos firmiores
imbecillitates infirmorum sustinere et non nobis placere
to hold up, hold upright, uphold,
to bear up, keep up,
support, sustain 1.To
sustain, support, maintain, by
food, money, or other means (maintain, preserve with dignity of a citizen II.
Concr., the citizens united in a community, the
- politic, the state, and as this consists
of one city and its territory, or of several cities, it
differs from urbs, i.e. the compass of the dwellings of
the collected citizens;
Imbecillitas Caes. B. G. 7, 77, 9
Caes. B. G. 7, 77, 9 Caesar, Gallic War 7.77.
LXXVII. But those who were blockaded at Alesia , the day
being past, on which they had expected auxiliaries from
their countrymen, and all their corn being consumed ignorant
of what was going on among the Aedui, convened an assembly
[Concilium Pastorium] and deliberated
on the exigency of their situation. After various opinions
had been expressed among them, some of which proposed a
surrender, others a sally, while their strength would
support it, the speech of Critognatus ought not to be
omitted for its singular and detestable cruelty.
Concilium is the same as Latin ecclesia
or Greek sulloge or synagogue. I.a
collection of people, an association, gathering, union,
meeting A.An assembly for
consultation pastorum pasco 2.To
feed, nourish, maintain, support, 3.To
cherish, cultivate, let grow, feed
4. Of animals, to graze, browse
(poet.): pascentes capellae,
minister or superintendent of a church or congregation
Ezek XXXIV. The word
of Yahweh came to me, saying, 
Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of
Israel, prophesy, and tell them, even to the shepherds,
Thus says the Lord Yahweh: Woe to the shepherds of Israel
who feed themselves! Shouldn't the
shepherds feed the sheep? 
You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool,
you kill the fatlings; but you don't feed the
sheep.  You
haven't strengthened the diseased, neither
have you healed that which was sick,
neither have you bound up that which was broken,
neither have you brought back that which was driven
away, neither have you sought that which was lost;
but with force and with rigor have you ruled
over them.  They
were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and
they became food to all the animals of the field, and were
Eph 4: He gave some to be apostles; and
some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, shepherds
and teachers; 
for the perfecting of the saints, to the work of serving,
to the building up of the body of Christ;
 until we all
attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge
of the Son of God, to a full grown man, to the
measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ
Outlawed: Placeo to please, to be pleasing or agreeable, to be welcome, acceptable, to satisfy (class.).
1. In scenic lang., of players
or pieces presented, to please, find favor, give satisfaction: scenico placenti
Rom. 8:8 So then they that are in the flesh
cannot please God.
Rom. 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the
if so be that the
Spirit of God dwell in you.
Now if any man have
not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
Scaenicus I. of or belonging
to the stage, scenic, dramatic, ORGANA, theatrical
I. Lit.: poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays, theatrical representations, : fabula, a drama ,
2. Placere sibi, to be pleased or satisfied with one's
self, to flatter one's self, to pride or plume one's
poëtae, dramatic poets, ludi, stage-plays,
theatrical representations, : fabula, a drama, organa, Suet. Ner. 44 :
coronae, id. ib. 53 : habitus, id. ib. 38 : gestus,
Cic. de Or. 3, 59, 220 : modulatio Comedy. Orator
Poi-êtês II. composer of a poem, author, p. kômôidias Pl.Lg.935e ; p. kainôn dramatôn, b. composer of
music, 2. author of a speech
II. Inspired Scripture
I believe in a God who speaks
clearly through His Inspired Word. His important
truths are readily apparent throughout the whole
of scripture. Certainly there are finer
nuances to be gleaned by deeper study, but He does
not leave us to guess where He stands and then
hope to escape the wrath of hell if we guess
I believe that all scripture is “inspired by God”
I have heard it said many times that the Bible
doesn’t address the issue of instrumental
worship for the church and that it is
Sorry, but I have never heard that the Bible doesn't
address instruments except from instrumental
apologists: I think they meant that the Bible did not authorize
it. The most overwhelming issue of the Old Testament
is the clergy being abandoned to pagan music and the
prophets universally condemning them as robbers and
parasites JUST what God promised when the elders fired God
and hired a DOMINANT PREACHER. God didn't tell you that you
cannot be a hypocrite either:
claim that God is silent and his silence gives ME
the right to impose new practices whih BECOME the words of
God which cannot be disputed. And so totally inspired that
they claim that God COMMANDED instrumental praise and we
must not be disobedient.
I. to reply, make answer, answer,
2. to expound, interpret, explain, Od., Ar.:--the attic word
in this sense is apo-krinomai.
II. of actors, to answer on the stage: hence to play a part, be an actor
2. to represent dramatically: hence to exaggerate
3. metaph. to play a part, to feign, pretend, c. inf., id=Dem.
Latin canto I. Neutr., to produce melodious sounds (by the voice or an
instrument), to sound, sing, play (class. in prose and poetry; to sing and play while the
actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing, C. Transf., of instruments, to sound, resound:
Parasi-tus , i, m., = parasitos, lit.
one who eats with another; hence,
II. In partic., in a bad
sense, one who, by flattery and buffoonery, manages to live at another's
expense, a sponger, toad-eater, parasite
I. In gen., a guest (pure Lat. conviva): parasiti Jovis, the gods-Hence, parasitus Phoebi, a player, actor,
When God brought Israel out of Egypt by pure grace, He gave
them The Book of the Covenant. They agreed to keep it but
refused to listen to the voice of God. While Moses was on
the mountain getting a written code of grace, the people
rose up in musical idolatry. For that transgression God
removed Grace and gave them The Book of The Law and turned
them over to worship the starry host.
Exod 32:1 AND when the
people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the
mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron,
and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall
go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought
us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become
Exod 32:2 And Aaron said
unto them, Break off the golden earrings,
which are in the ears of your wives, of your sons,
and of your daughters, and bring them unto me.
Exod 32:3 And all the
people brake off the golden earrings which were in their
ears, and brought them unto Aaron.
Exod 32:4 And he
received them at their hand, and fashioned it with a
graving tool, after he had made it a molten calf: and they
said, These be thy gods, O Israel, which brought
thee up out of the land of Egypt.
And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and
Aaron made proclamation, and said, To morrow is a feast
to the Lord.
Exod 32:6 And they rose
up early on the morrow, and offered burnt offerings, and
brought peace offerings; and the people sat down to eat
and to drink, and rose up to play.
hymn of Moses had unquestionably a religious character
about it; but the employment of music in religious
idolatrous, is more distinctly marked in the festivities which
attended the erection of the golden calf." (Smith's
Bible Dictionary, Music, p. 589).
"In the New Testament
there is nowhere any emphasis laid on the musical form of the hymns; and in
particular none on instrumental accompaniment whereas this is
(Delling, Gerhard, Worship in the New Testament,
trans. Percy Scott Phil. Westminster press, 1962, p.
Both the Greek and Latin
define this is MUSICAL IDOLATRY;
Ludo A.To sport, play
with any thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse
one's self with any thing. B.To sport,
dally, wanton (cf. "amorous play,
Tertullian De Spectaculus
Chapter X. Theatrical Performance and Religion
pass on now to theatrical exhibitions, which we have already
shown have a common origin with the circus
[Circe=church], and bear like idolatrous designations-even as from
the first they have borne the name of "Ludi," and
equally minister to idols.
They resemble each other
also in their pomp, having the same procession
to the scene of their display from temples and altars, and that mournful profusion of incense and blood,
.........with music of pipes and trumpets,
under the direction of the soothsayer and the undertaker,
two foul masters of funeral rites and sacrifices.
2 Peter 2:13 And shall
receive the reward of unrighteousness,
..........as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
..........Spots they are and
blemishes, sporting themselves
..........with their own
deceivings [delusions] while
feast with you;
and rhetoricians are equated to parasites.
Entrupo (g1792) en-troo-fah'-o;
from 1722 and 5171; to revel in: - sporting
the wind, exult over, treat haughtily or
contemptuously, made a mock of, tinos sumphorais, III. use or abuse at
Exod 32:17 And when Joshua heard the noise
of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There
is a noise of war in the camp.
Lam. 2:6 And he hath
1. violently taken away his tabernacle,
as if it were of a garden:
he hath destroyed his places of the assembly: [h4150 synagogues: good and bad]
the LORD hath
caused the solemn feasts and sabbaths to be
forgotten in Zion,
and hath despised in the indignation
of his anger the king and the priest.
Hos 8:3 Israel hath cast off the
thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
Hos 8:4 They have set up kings,
but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it
not: of their silver and their gold have they made them
idols, that they may be cut off.
Hos 8:5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath
cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how
long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
Hos. 13:11 I gave thee a king in mine
anger, and took him away in my wrath.
3. The Lord
hath cast off his altar (candlestick), he hath abhorred
2:7 They - The enemies with their triumphs and
blasphemies, made as great a noise, as those that sang
holy songs, or played on instruments, were wont to
make to the glory of God.
he hath given up into the hand of the enemy the walls of her palaces;
they have made
a noise in the house [Temple] of the Lord, as in the day of a solemn feast. Lam
Exod 32:18 And he said, It is not the voice
of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice of
them that cry for being overcome; but the
noise of them that sing do I hear.
Paul warned both the Romans and
Corinthians about this musical idolatry
1Co.10:7 Neither be ye idolaters,
as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat
down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
(g3815) paheed'-zo; from 3816; to sport (as a boy): - play.
Paig-ma , atos, to, A. play,
sport, whene'er the pipe sounds its sportive
strains, E.Ba.161(lyr.); Ludia
 He is
sweet in the mountains, whenever after the
running dance he falls on the ground, wearing the
sacred garment of fawn skin, hunting the blood of the
slain goat, a raw-eaten delight, rushing to the  Phrygian, the Lydian
mountains, and the leader of the dance is Bromius,
evoe! The plain flows with milk, it flows with wine,
it flows with the nectar of bees. 
The Bacchic one, raising the flaming torch of pine on his
thyrsos, like the smoke of Syrian incense, darts about, arousing
the wanderers [planetes [Wandering stars] with his racing and dancing,
agitating them with his shouts, 
casting his rich locks into the air. And
among the Maenad cries his voice rings deep:
Bacchae, go, Bacchae, with the luxury of Tmolus that flows
with gold,  sing
of Dionysus, beneath the heavy beat of drums,
celebrating in delight the god of delight with
Phrygian shouts and cries, 
when the sweet-sounding sacred pipe sounds a
sacred playful tune suited  to
the wanderers, to the mountain, to the
mountain!” And the Bacchante, rejoicing like a foal
with its grazing mother, rouses her swift foot in a
êïos epithed of
Phoebus, A. êïe Phoib
[Apollo, Apollon, Apollyon]
of things, sound, 08;
kitharas e. E.Ion882 O you, who cause a voice to sing from your
seven-stringed lyre, a voice that lets lovely-sounding
hymns peal forth in the rustic lifeless horn
Note 2. lura A.lyre,
a stringed instrument with a sounding-board formed of
the shell of a tortoise thrênon (since the
dirge was accompanied by the flute)
The Bible is NOT lyric
Anderson etal: Is not the Old Testament
part of our Bible? Is it not part of all
scripture? Was it not written to teach
us about God (Ro. 15:4) and what He values (love,
justice, mercy, faith, worship, etc.) and what He
hates (evil, idolatry, etc.)? When
the early church gathered to worship, what
scripture did they study together - not the New
Testament - it had not been written yet.
What was their hymnbook? - the psalms, which over
and over include mandates to use instruments
“For everything that was written in the
past was written to teach us, so that
through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures
we might have hope.”
GOD DID NOT COMMAND KING, KINGDOM, TEMPLE, ANIMAL
SACRIFICES OR LEVITE SORCERS MAKING NOISE
Paul excludes the diversities of Romans 15 and defines the
ekklesia or synagogue or school of the Bible in Romans 15: the
teaching was done by speaking "that which is written" using
one mind and one mouth. Self-pleasure excludes all form of
theatrics especially exhibitionism which was a female or
This was written for our learning including telling us that
Israel fell from Grace because of musical idolatry.
Because there is no exception to this radical
condemnation, it is not possible for anyone taking an honest
look at the text to conclude that it teaches us to DO that
which caused God to abandon them to musical idolatry in
national-only animal sacrifices.
10:6 Now these things were our examples,
When Paul addressed those areas where pagan
singing with instruments--and music included the whole
body--he commanded that the SPEAK "that which is
written" (Rom 15), The Spirit (Eph 5; John 6:63) or the Word
of Christ (Col 3.) These were all forms of the BOOK of Psalms
or other inspired text. Modern writers do not write
to the intent we
should not lust after evil things, as they also
1Cor. 10:7 Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of
them; as it is written,
The people sat down to
eat and drink, and rose up to play.
1Cor. 10:11 Now all these
things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are
written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world
"The triumphal hymn of
Moses had unquestionably a religious character about it;
but the employment of music in religious services, though idolatrous, is
more distinctly marked in the festivities which attended the
erection of the golden calf." (Smith's Bible Dictionary,
Music, p. 589).
"They sat down to eat
and drink and rose up to play. They practiced rites in
which they made themselves naked, perhaps similar to
those which were carried out by naked Babylonian priests." (Woodrow, p. 158)
Marks "We know that all of the Israelites brought
Egyptian gods and practices with them
and it is not far-fetched to think that Miriam, who had
not yet been exposed to the Covenant, was part of the consciousness-altering
rhythms and which was part
of a priestly myth-play brought to destructive
consummation at Mount Sinai as the golden calf was
called back into action.
This "rising up to play" involved eating,
drinking, nakedness and musical worship. The goddess, Hathor,
is the best candidate for the Mother Goddess
of the Mount Sinai idolatry. Here priestessess or prophetesses
were highly trained with musical instruments,
cultic songs and be able to join in the religious
Where there were numerous prophets which usually meang
prophesiers or mad singing and playing people who arroused you
to pick your pocket, Peter told the churches to give attention
to the PROPHETS and the Day Star would arise in their
The reason for both is that Peter left a written memory and
claimed that it was from an eye and ear witness of Jesus
Christ Who validated HIS mission by working miracles.
Therefore, singing that which is written is a MARK as
the only real way we can identify what Paul identified as the
pagan, perferted performers. A teacher who did not
"teach that which is written" was marked as a false teacher.
That is why God put that authority in the hands of
Pastor-Teachers as the elders and not young professional
performers to put on a show.
Jesus had a bound copy of the Greek version: maybe similar to
the one the eunuch was reading so that he knew that baptism
was prophesied. The meaning of a Scribe was that they
would be at every major event taking notes and making copies
to sell before the audience got away. Everything that
Jesus said would be recorded and became short accounts.
Therefore, they would need nothing more to assemble to read
whatever text they had, discuss it and be admonished to
observe it. With the addition of the Lord's Supper they could
conduct "church" until Jesus comes.
4:1 For the director of music. With
Psa 5:1 For the director of music. For
Psa 6:1 For the director of music. With
Psa 33:2 Praise the LORD with the harp; make
music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.
Psa 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play
skillfully, and shout for joy.
Psa 43:4 Then will I go to the altar of God, to
God, my joy and my delight. I will praise you with the
harp, O God, my God.
Psa 47:5 God has ascended amid shouts of joy,
the LORD amid the sounding of trumpets.
Psa 49:4 I will turn my ear to a proverb; with
the harp I will expound my riddle:
Psa 54:1 For the director of music.
With stringed instruments.
Psa 55:1 For the director of music. With
Psa 61:1 For the director of music. With
Psa 67:1 For the director of music. With
Who is the chief Musician:
the truth is that he is often the slave driver.
Commentators and critics have confessed
that they can make only conjectures as to the primitive
meaning and use of the word (for it is only one word in
The Ancient Versions attempt a
rendering. The Sept. has eis to telos = unto, for, or, with a view to the end.
The Arabic, Ethiopic, and Vulgate render it "at the
end". The Chald. renders it (Ps. 45) "to the
praise". The Talmudists hold that it related to Him
Who is to come; while Aquila (one of the Sept. Revisers,
A.D. 130) renders it "to Nikopoio" = to the giver of victory.
It is clear that a Person was intended by
these various renderings; but they appear to be
interpretations rather than translations. Regarded as
the former, they may be useful in showing us how the Psalms
point to Christ; for He is the end. It is He Who
giveth victory; it is He Who is the Coming One : and,
while the book is called Sepher Tehillim, the Book of Praises,
it is He Who "inhabiteth the praises of Israel" (Ps. 22:3).
All ancient Hebrew manuscripts, with the
early and best later printed editions, show no break
whatever between the lines of one Psalm and another.
The Septuagint translators had been many
years in Babylon, and the oldest among them must have been
very young when carried away thither.
There was none who had full knowledge and
experience of the ancient usages of the Temple worship.
Consequently, when they came to their task
some 197 years after the latest carrying away to Babylon,
there was nothing to show them where one Psalm ended and
where the next began.
Hence, when they came to the word lamenazzeah, "To the chief Musician", they took it as
being the first line of a
Psalm, instead of the last
line of the preceding Psalm which they had just
translated. All subsequent Versions, in all languages,
have followed them in this mistake. For mistake it
was, as we may see from the only two examples of independent
Psalms given us in the Scriptures : viz. Isa. 38:9-20,
and Hab. 3.
In each of these isolated Psalms we have
the true models on which all the other Psalms are based.
In each case we have
1. The Super-scription, or Title proper.
2. The body of the Psalm itself.
3. The Sub-scription.
In each of these two cases the word lamenazzeah forms the sub-scription, and appears at the end of
the Psalm. Those who "set forward" the work of the temple excelled which means:
(h5329) naw-tsakh'; to glitter from afar, to be eminent as a superintendent, especially of the
Temple services and its music; also to be permanent, to excel, chief
musician, singer, overseer, set forward. (The Worship team or Minister
of Music is the overseer or anxiety inducer).
Of which, twenty and four thousand were
to set forward the work of the house of the Lord; and six thousand were officers and
There were also women musical singers "for
my own pleasure" or my "musical instruments" or "my
concubines" but there were never any Levitical women
worship team members.
Another description shows that the musical
worship teams were the overseers of the group:
(h6496) paw-keed'; from 6485; a superintendent (civil, military or
religious): - which had the
charge, governor, office, overseer, [that] was set.
Of the sons of Asaph, the singers were
over the business of the
house of God. Ne.11:22b
Godly people performed no work on the REST DAY: work
involved sending out ministers of God.
(h4399) mel-aw-kaw'; from the same
as 4397; prop. deputyship, i. e. ministry; gen. employment (never
servile) or work (abstr. or concr.); also property (as the result of labor): -
* industrious, occupation, (* -pied), * officer, thing
(made), use, (manner of) work ([man], -manship).
outlawed for the day of Rest:
The singers and
musicians were eminent (famous, celebrated, conspicuous or
They were the chief singers, set forward to advance
of the institution. They were in charge, they were officers, they were the overseers
of the "flock."
This was not because
of the elders or tribal leaders approved.
Rather, the chief "lion" organized his own teams to grasp
ruler ship after the wars were over. This led to the
displacement of the religious institution by the "peace
party." However, when they cry "peace, peace" we had
better watch out.
And the young men that were brought up with
him spake unto him, saying, Thus shalt thou answer the
people that spake unto thee, saying, Thy father made our
yoke heavy, but make thou it somewhat lighter for us; thus
shalt thou say unto them, My little finger shall be
thicker than my fathers loins. 2 Chron 10:10
For whereas my father
put a heavy yoke upon you, I will put more to your yoke: my
father chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with
2 Chron 10:11
And answered them after
the advice of the young men, saying, My father made your
yoke heavy, but I will add thereto: my father chastised
you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. 2
This caused Civil war after Solomon's
most churches do NOT follow that direct command and are
therefore not informed. Paul outlawed SELF-pleasure
which we have proven excludes all forms of arousal singing
or instruments. He further defined the METHOD of
teaching "that which is written." He said us ONE MIND and
ONE MOUTH as the way to educate, glorify or praise God,
comfort WITH the Scriptures and thereby keep the unity of
the body. No one in history has ever imposed music without
knowing that they would sow discord which IS a burnable
See that human hymns are idols.
John Murray defining Psalms as Inspired Psalms: We
cannot write those.
"In the Septuagint psalmos occurs some 67 times in the titles to the Psalms. In most cases it is the
translation of the Hebrew mismor, but in a few cases it translates other
Psalmos means simply "song of praise." The frequency with which
the word psalmos occurs in the titles is probably the
reason why the Book of Psalms is called in the LXX version simply psalmoi. In the Hebrew it is called
Tehillah (h8416) teh-hil-law'; from
1984; laudation; spec. (concr.) a hymn: - praise.
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will
I praise thee. Psalm 22:22
"There is nothing in the
context of these two passages requiring us to regard
"psalms" as referring to uninspired compositions.
On the other hand,
there are abundant instances in the usage of Scripture
elsewhere which show that the word "psalm" refers to an inspired composition.
"Furthermore, there is no instance in which the word "psalm,"
as used with reference to a song of praise to God, can be
shown to refer to an uninspired song.
It is therefore quite
unwarranted to regard "psalms" in these two passages as referring to uninspired songs, whereas there is abundant
warrant for regarding them as denoting inspired compositions.
No musical performers SPEAK that which is written in UNISON
and therefore violate the direct command for the teaching
purpose and the method of teaching: rarely will a Physics
professor let some musician rewrite his lectures and perform
them with a musical band.
I believe in a God that never changes. He is not
given to whims and fancies that come and go. A
loving God would not desire and command something at
one time (Num. 10:2, Ps. 98, 150, I Chron. 25:6,
etc.), later decide that He hates it (and neglect to
mention that fact - just expect us to guess it), then
change His mind again and require it (I Cor. 15:52, I
Thess. 4:16, Rev. 5:8, 8:2, 14:2, 15:2). God
does not change.
partly true: Jacob cursed the tribe of Levi and warned
us NOT to attend their assemblies or enter into covenant
with them Genesis 49
People lived under the Abrahamic covenant
of Grace before they fell into musical idolatry
at Mount Sinai. God abandoned the national system of kings
and priests to make war and conduct NATIONAL animal
sacrifices to which the people's congregation never
attended. The serpent in the garden of Eden was a
"musical enchanter(ess)". The king/queen of Tyre was
typical of Lucifer called the "singing and harp playing
prostitute" in the garden of Eden. There are examples of
instrumental music during the Patriarchal period and the
concept is of giving Jacob a musical party so that he did
not even know that he was wedding the wrong woman.
If God abandones you to idolatry then maybe God DOES
change: He always changes when we repent.
The assembly for instruction did NOT
change when the curse of musical-sacrificial terror was
Gal. 3:14 That
the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles
through Jesus Christ;
By appealing to the Law imposed because
of musical idolatry one defacto rejects the Covenant of
Grace destroyed BY musical idolatry.
that we might receive the promise of the
Spirit through faith.
Gal. 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner
Though it be but a man’s
covenant, yet if it be confirmed,
no man disannulleth,
or addeth thereto.
Gal. 3:16 Now to
Abraham and his seed were the promises made.
At the same time the Qahal, synagogue or
church in the wilderness was ordained for all of the rest
as a school of the Bible. It excluded vocal and
He saith not, And to seeds, as of
many; but as of one,
And to thy seed, which is Christ.
3:19 Wherefore then serveth the law?
It was added because of transgressions,
till the seed should come to whom the promise
and it was ordained by angels
in the HAND of a mediator.
After we are baptized into
Gal. 3:28 There is
neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free,
there is neither male nor female: for ye
are all one in Christ Jesus.
Gal. 3:29 And if
ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed,
and heirs according to the promise.
That neer changed and the synagogue was all that was left
for the most part after the Return.
Anderson etal: A. Old Testament
Ex. 15:20 - Pre-Davidic – “Miriam,
the prophetess, sister of Aaron and Moses, took a
timbrel in her hand and led the women in her song
Job writes of the time before Miriam:
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand
upon your mouth Job 21:5 .
When Israel fell into musical idolatry, the
Law was written to warn a people condemned to return to their
Assyrian and Babylonian roots. Babylonian tablets were
up to 3,000 years old when Moses was born. That is where we
understand what the end Time Babylon Mother of Harlots means.
Inanna got the Ea (Lamech) the patron god of music drunk and
stole the magical chants--the ME: these included the power
over the eldership, the power over musical performers and the
power of homosexual seduction and many more.
Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold
on my flesh. Job 21:6
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are
mighty in power? Job 21:7
Their seed is established in their sight with them,
and their offspring before their eyes.
Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod
of God upon them. Job 21:9
Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow
calveth, and casteth not her calf. Job 21:10
They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their
children dance. Job 21:11
They take the timbrel and harp, and
rejoice at the sound of the organ. Job 21:12
[The evil take
wind, string and percussion instruments]
They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go
down to the grave. Job 21:13
they say unto God,
desire not the knowledge of thy ways. Job 21:14
What is the Almighty, that
we should serve him?
profit should we have,
if we pray
unto him? Job 21:15
Lo, their good is not in their hand:
the counsel of the wicked is far
from me. Job 21:16
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out
and how oft cometh their
destruction upon them!
God distributeth sorrows in his
anger. Job 21:17
They are as stubble before the wind, [baptism of the spirit]
and as chaff that the
storm carrieth away. Job 21:18
Of the pipe which Jubal handles meaning without authority: "It (the
pipe meaning to love passionately) was apparently a
secular instrument and is never listed in the temple
orchestra; only in Ps. 150:4 it is mentioned in a
religious (but not ritual) function. Its ethos was not
blameless at all, as we see from Genesis Rabbah 50:
"The angels said to Lot: There are players
of the pipe (organ) in the country, hence it ought to be
destroyed. Its rabbinical identification with the aboda,
the flute of the notorious Syrian bayaderes, emphasizes
the erotic element which already the Hebrew name
suggests. (Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, p.
Organum -Of musical instruments, a pipe, Vulg. Gen.
4, 21; an organ, water-organ: organa hydraulica, -Of a
Organon, to, ( [ergon, erdô] ) a Musical instrument:
a machine for doing hard work in making war and creating the
"arousal" in pagan ceremonial legalism
Polemeios: warlike, aoida war-note, of
the trumpet, B.17.4
aoid-ê 5. = eppsdê, spell, incantation
All musical terms and names of instruments speak of casting
a spell: John called the speakers, singers and instrument
players in Revelation 18 SORCERERS. They worked UNDER the
Mother of Harlots (Rev 17)
Music is the MARK god reserved only for those making war on
His people as they try to "wear out the saints" to worship
Living in the princely quarters Miriam would
automatically be a prophetess of Hathor, the female
counterpart to Apis the golden calf worshipped at
Mount sinai. These represented the Egyptian trinity of
Osiris, Isis and infant Horus. The name of her prophesying is
called "soothsaying." When she pretended to speak for
God she got slapped with a dose of leprosy and dissapears.
Miriam means "bitter waters" and is the likely
prototypical usurping woman in Paul's writings:
"Long before Israel's
existence, we find in Akkadian tablets the word halhallatu
for 'double clarinet,' and we have many ancient
representations of this instruments... it served also to
express extreme joy as well as deep mourning. Its
liturgical function is dubious, to say the least.
According to Rabbinic literature, the days were limited to
twelve, or maximally eighteen, when (it) was played before
"Extremely popular for
secular purposes the (double clarinet) was played at
weddings, banquets, and funerals. At funerals it served as
accompaniment to the customary wailing women; this
is the meaning of Matt. 9:23. The chief characteristics of
the clarinet were: popularity, juxtaposition with hand
drum and lyre, expression of extreme emotionalism,
and symbolic meaning of fertility and
resurrection." (Interpreters Dictionary of the Bible, p.
Theodoret (Quasten, Music & Worship,
p. 65) claimed that the Jews brought liturgical
music from Egypt and Philo wrote that "Moses learned
rhythm, harmony, meter and everything concerned with
instrumental music from the Egyptians." This is why Moses
knew that the noise
at Mount Sinai was not the sound of defeat or of victory.
Rather, it was the "sound of them singing that I hear."
The Jews sang in the type of the Egyptian threnodies
(elegies for the dead):
made a golden
the image of an animal that was held to be the most
sacred in that land;
they offered unholy
sacrifices, performed impious dances and sang hymns
which differed in no way from the pagan mourning
songs. Philo, De specialibus legibus
[Jesus threw them out
more or less violently like dung]
probably indicates the use of songs from the cult of Osiris... it can hardly be denied
that Egyptian influence on Jewish musical practices was
quite significant. This would stand to reason because of
the high quality of Egyptian cultic music. The tambourine or timbrel, a hoop
of bells over which a white skin was stretched, came
from Egypt. Miriam used this instrument to accompany the singing and dancing on the shores of the Red
Sea (Ex. 15).
"The trumpet... was the signaling instrument of the Egyptian army. The name of the Sistrum (2 Sam 6:5) was mena'ane'im. It was the Egyptian kemken
used in the cult of Isis.
The music during the transferring the
Ark to Sion (David rose
up to play)
of the women at the Shiloh (Judges
21:21), were similar to the Egyptian liturgy and
"As Herodotus reports,
women sang the praises of Osiris while liknesses of the gods were born
about and, during the festival of Diana at Bubastis,
Women's singing was a vital part of all pagan worship.
times women became priestly singers of the
gods in the temple.
males do that in the presence of God they have dug
deeper than any male in paganism unless it is recorded
"he was drunk, perverted or just having fun."
"Women and girls from
the different ranks of society were proud to enter the
service of the gods as singers and musicians. The understanding of this
service was universal: these singers constituted the 'harem of the gods'." (Johannes Quasten. In Music and Worship in Pagan
and Christian Antiquity, beginning on page 41
"Hebrew music... was
used in the luxurious times of the later monarchy the
effeminate gallants of israel, reeking with perfumes, and
stretched upon their couches of ivory, were wont at their
banquets to accompany the song with the tinkling of the psaltery or guitar (Am. v1. 4-6), and
amused themselves with devising musical instruments while their nation was
music was the legitimate expression of mirth and gladness, and the
indication of peace and prosperity." (Smith's Bible
Dictionary, Music, p. 590).
what God thought of her "revelations."
is what Miriam did which was common to what the
Israelites did in Egypt and never ceased to do.
Take heed in the plague
of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according
to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye
shall observe to do. Deut 24:8
Remember what the
Lord thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were
come forth out of Egypt. Deut 24:9
a metallic rattle which was used by the Egyptians in celebrating the rites of Isis, and in other lascivious festivals,.Ov. Am. 2, 13, 11 By
the Jews, Vulg. 1 Reg. [Samuel] 18, 6 .--Hence sarcastically, as if used for a war - trumpet by the wanton Cleopatra
sumpsit ergo Maria prophetis soror Aaron tympanum in manu egressaeque sunt omnes mulieres post eam
cum tympanis et choris
I. a foreteller, SOOTHSAYER prophet... oraculorumque interpretes, sacerdotes Aegyptiorum, quos prophetas vocant, [Priestess of Egpt prophetess call
out] Aegyptius, propheta primarius
Anderson etal: Ex. 28:33-35 Jehovah
prescribes the high priest’s garments: “…and
beneath upon the hem of it thou shalt make . . . bells
of gold . . .that he die not”.
Num. 10:1-10 “The Lord said to Moses, ‘Make
two silver trumpets . . .”
I Sam. 10:5 Samuel tells
the newly anointed King Saul that he would meet “a band
of prophets coming down from the high place
with harp, tambourine, flute, and lyre before them,
prophesying. Then the Spirit of the Lord will
come mightily upon you, and you shall prophesy with
them and be turned into another man.” Wow -
talk about transforming worship!
Madness induced by the prophets from the Philistine
"This is the first
mention in the OT of a band of prophets. These were men
who went about in companies and were able by means of music and dancing to work themselves up into a
convulsive and ecstatic frenzy (2 Ki. 3:1-10).
abnormality was believed to be caused by the invasive influence of the spirit of god. The word prophesied here does
not mean either foretelling the future or preaching
after the manner of the later prophets, but
engaging in the ritual dance of the prophetic guild (19:18-24). Their behavior
was commonly regarded as a form of madness (2 Ki. 9:11; Jer. 29:26)"
(The Int. Bible Ency., I Sam. p. 932).
And the Lord said unto
Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto
thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. 1 Samuel 8:7
According to all
which they have done since the day that I brought them
up out of Egypt even unto this day, wherewith they have
forsaken me, and served other gods, so do they also unto
thee. 1 Samuel 8:8
O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.
I will be thy king: where is any other that
may save thee in all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a king and
princes? Hosea 13:10
I gave thee a
king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath. Hosea 13:11
Anderson etal: 2 Sam 6:5 David and the
whole house of Israel were celebrating with all
their might before the LORD, with songs and with
harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals.
"The trumpet... was the signaling instrument of the Egyptian army. The name of the Sistrum (2 Sam 6:5) was mena'ane'im. It was the Egyptian kemken used in the cult of Isis.
The music during the transferring the Ark
to Sion (David rose up to
of the women at the Shiloh (Judges 21:21), were similar to the Egyptian liturgy and
Anderson etal: 2 Sam 6:15 while he and the
entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the
LORD with shouts and the sound of trumpets.
2 Sam 6:13 And it
was so, that when they that bare the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen and fatlings
2 Sam 6:15 So David and
all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord
with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.
Ju-bilo , a-vi, a-tum, 1, v. n. and
I. a. [jubilum], to
shout, to raise a shout of joy: quiritare, jubilare, V to call out to a person:
io buccol quis me jubilat? Poet. ib.: jubilate Deo, Vulg. Psa.
2 Sam 6:16 And as the
ark of the Lord came into the city of David,
............ Michal Sauls daughter looked
through a window,
............ and saw king David leaping and dancing before the Lord;
............ and she despised him in her
Latin Play:lu-do B. To
play, sport, frisk, frolic an ad pugnandum,
pugno , a-vi, a-tum, 1, v. n.
and very rarely
I. a. [root pug-, to thrust, strike, whence pugil,
pungo, etc.], to fight, either singly or in armies, to combat, give battle, engage, contend (very freq. and class.).
A. To sport, play with any
thing, to practise as a pastime, amuse one's self with any
thing: illa ipsa ludens conjeci in communes locos, Cic.
Par. prooem.: Prima Syracosio dignata est ludere versu
Nostra ... Thalia, Verg. E. 6, 1 .--Esp., to play on an instrument of music, to make or compose music or song:
B. To sport, dally, wanton (cf. "amorous play," Ov.
A. A. 2, 389; Cat. 61,
2 Sam 6:20 Then David
returned to bless his household.
............ And Michal the daughter of
Saul came out to meet David,
............ and said, How glorious was
the king of Israel to day,
............ who uncovered himself to
............ in the eyes of the handmaids
of his servants,
............ as one of the vain fellows shamelessly
Nu-doI. to make naked or bare; to
strip, bare, lay bare, expose to view, uncover (syn.:
exuo, detego, revelo).
Scurra , ae, m. 1. A city buffoon,
droll, jester (usually in the suite of wealthy
persons, and accordingly a kind of parasite; syn.: -Of the clown in a pantomime,
h205. aven, aw-ven´; from an unused root
perhaps meaning properly, to pant (hence, to exert
oneself, usually in vain; to come to naught); strictly
nothingness; also trouble. vanity, wickedness;
specifically an idol:affliction, evil, false, idol,
iniquity, mischief, mourners(-ing), naught, sorrow,
unjust, unrighteous, vain, vanity, wicked(-ness). Compare
Ezek 22:28 And her
daubed them with untempered [Taphel,
seeing vanity, and divining lies [magical
songs] unto them, saying,
Thus saith the Lord God, when the Lord hath
Ghost, emptiness, nothingness, naught, of persons, show,
false, lying, deceptive, delusive, untrustworth,
vainglorious, ostentatious, boastful, vain,
Magica which is equated to Exegetice or those people who
add to the Word of God.
Vanities: This is the Garden of Eden Story. Which is the
Lucifer-Zoe story etal.
Vanitas I.Lit., emptiness,
nothingness, nullity, want of
falsity, falsehood, deception, untruth, untrustworthiness,
fickleness, magice I. the magic art, magic,
sorcery (post-Aug.): pariter utrasque artes effloruisse,
medicinam [p. 1097] dico magicenqu.
Vanitas: tŭmultus an uproar,
bustle, violent commotion, disturbance
Tumultus pulso and
psallo have the
same meaning: to push, strike,
beat, Of military engines, Of musical instruments:
chordas digitis et pectine eburno, to strike,
play upon, cymbala,A. In gen., to
urge or drive on, to impel, to set
in violent motion, to move, agitate,
A. In gen., to urge or drive
on, to impel, to set in violent motion,
to move, agitate, disturb, disquiet:
C.To drive away, remove, put out
of the way,
Similar Vanitas: to Rythmice
I. the art of observing rhythm
Anderson etal:2. Davidic
1 Chr 6:32 “They ministered with music before
the tabernacle, the Tent of Meeting, until Solomon
built the temple of the LORD in Jerusalem. They
performed their duties according to the regulations
laid down for them.” NIV
God gave Israel kings to
carry out the captivity and death sentence imposed because
of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.
Acts 7:41 And they made a calf in those days, and
offered sacrifice unto the idol,
That is the proof text Lynn Anderson and
others are using to sow discord and subvert your church: he is
still honored at ACU and LU!
and rejoiced in the
works of their own hands.
Acts 7:42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship
the host of heaven;
as it is written in the
book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel,
have ye offered to me
slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the
Acts 7:43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch,
and the star of your god Remphan,
figures which ye made to
and I will carry you
away beyond Babylon.
Acts 7:45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in
with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave
out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
Acts 7:46 David Who found favour before God,
and desired to find a tabernacle for the
God of Jacob.
Acts 7:47 But Solomon built
him an house.
Acts 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples
made with hands; as saith the prophet,
Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what
house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place
of my rest?
Acts 7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and
ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did,
so do ye.
When David sinned so that he could never
again return to GOD'S Tabernacle, God gave him a Jebusite High
Place already fitted for idolatry. David made his OWN
tent and transferred the Ark and the singers to ZION (Nor
Moriah totally consumed in paganism):
processional with music in which the ark was brought to
Jerusalem it is said:
From What the Bible Says
"The ancient Tabernacle was now divided; the
ark was brought into Zion, whereas the brazen altar at
least, and probably the vessels of the holy place (ex.
25:23-40; 37:10-28; 40:22-27), were established in the
high place at Gibeon.
Asaph and the singers (1 Chron. 6:31-47; 15:16-19;
16:5; 25:6) were left before the ark, while the priests
ministered in Gibeon before the Tabernacle (16:39)." (Schofield Bible,
"The original altar of Burnt-offering continued
at Gibeon with the Tabernacle (2 Chr.
1:3, 5). David must have erected a new altar for sacrifice
The sacrifices commanded by the Law were, it appears, offered at
the former place (Gibeon);
> at the latter were offered voluntary additional
sacrifices." (Albert Barnes, 1
Chron, p. 347).
1Chr. 6:15 And Jehozadak went into captivity, when the LORD
carried away Judah and Jerusalem by the hand of
1Chr. 6:32 And they ministered before the dwelling place of
the tabernacle of the congregation with singing, until
Solomon had built the house of the LORD in Jerusalem: and
then they waited on their office according to their order.
The KJV uses the word SINGING: Zamar NEVER includes an
instrument without naming that instrument.
means SINGING because David never performed WORSHIP with
either singing or instruments. Ecclesiasticus
was in the bound Bible Jesus quoted from:
In all that he did he gave
thanks to the Holy One,
the Most High, with ascriptions of glory;
..........HE sang praise with all his heart, and he loved his Maker.
48:9. He placed singers before the altar,
48:10. HE gave
beauty to the feasts, and
arranged their times throughout the year,
sweet melody with their voices.
..........while they praised God's holy name,
..........and the sanctuary resounded from early morning.
1Chr. 13:8 And David and all
Israel played before God with all their might,
and with singing,
and with harps, and with psalteries, and
and with cymbals, and
1Chr. 13:9 And when they came unto the threshingfloor
of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the
1Chr. 13:10 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against
Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark:
and there he died before God.
1Chr. 13:11 And David was displeased, because the LORD had
made a breach upon Uzza: wherefore that place is called
Perezuzza to this day.
"we recognize the same
elements: the sacrifices and libation, the cultic feast in which the congregation
gets a share of food and drink after it has been blessed
by the king, and the merry-making, now in the form of instrumental and vocal music. But the central act of the
ritual, which was performed by the king, is called literally 'drinking' the god (Gurney, O. R. Some Aspects
of Hittite Religion, p. 33-34, Oxford University Press,
Chr 15:16 David told the leaders of the Levites
to appoint their brothers as singers to sing joyful
songs, accompanied by musical instruments: lyres,
harps and cymbals.
These were Levitical Warrior Musicians
under the KING and COMMANDERS OF THE ARMY: the
singing was ordained by the KING because these were to give
glory to the king whom God had given in His Anger and
whom God said would destroy the nation: and they did.
1Chr. 25:1 Moreover David and the
captains of the host separated to the
service [hard bondage]
of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who
should prophesy with harps,
with psalteries, and with cymbals: and the number of the
workmen according to their service was:
1Chr. 25:2 Of the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and
Nethaniah, and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands
of Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of
Asaph is from
h622: a primitive root; to gather for any purpose;
hence, to receive, take away,
i.e. remove (destroy, leave behind, put up,
restore, etc.):—assemble, bring, consume, destroy,
felch, gather (in, together, up again), x generally, get
(him), lose, put all together, receive, recover (another
from leprosy), (be) rereward, x surely, take (away,
into, up), x utterly, withdraw.
From What the Bible Says
"As we have seen in the passage
discussed above (I Sam. 10:5-13), prophecy was intimately associated with politics from the very first moment it appeared in
Israel. The prophetic band was stationed right next to a Philistine
garrison. Their purpose was to incite Israelites to
engage in holy war against the Philistine
foe, and to do this they must have sung, with the
fervor of their ecstasy, war songs which aroused the people to action. Like the
charismatic judges of an earlier day, they were intoxicated
Bernard, p. 231).
From the warning of God and the
retrospective of Nehemiah and the statement that the "law
was against us" we know that the kings were imposed whey
the elders fired God. They were told that the kings would
enslave them and carry then into captivity and death. And
because God had turned them over to worship the starry
host we understand that the military and clergy were
involved with thee worship of Dionysus which they had
inherited from Egypt as a curse:
1 Chr 25:1 David, together
with the commanders of the army, set
apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for
the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres
and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed
Payne insists that the Hebrew of 1
Chronicles 25:1 unambiguously identifies these leaders
as military commanders, an
interpretation favoured by several Bible translations.
(Payne, p 423-4; NASB, NIV, NKJV, NRSV, Jerusalem Bible)
If military commanders had a particular interest in the
appointment of musicians, it suggests a strong link
between music and warfare.
Service is: H5656 ăbôdâh From H5647 ;
work of any kind: bondage, + bondservant,
effect, labour, ministering (-try), office, service
(-ile, -itude), tillage, use, work, X wrought.
aw-bad' A primitive root; to work (in any sense); by
implication to serve, till, (causatively) enslave, be, keep in bondage, be bondmen,
1 Chron 25:2 Of
the sons of Asaph; Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah,
and Asarelah, the sons of Asaph under the hands of
Asaph, which prophesied according to the order of the
aw-sawf' From H622 ; collector; Asaph, the name of
three Israelites, and of the family of the first:---Asaph.
H622 ’âsaph aw-saf' A primitive
root; to gather for any purpose; hence to receive,
take away, that is, remove (destroy,
leave behind, put up, restore, etc.):--assemble, bring, consume,
destroy, fetch, gather (in, together, up
again), surely, take (away, into, up), X
"The Hithpa'el of nb', in the ancient texts, refers to ecstasy and delirium rather than to the emission of a 'prophecy'." (de Vaux, Roland, The Bible
and the Ancient Near East, p. 243 Doubleday
"Maniac inspirations, the violent
possession which threw sibyls and priestesses into contortions--the foaming lip and streaming hair and glazed or glaring eyes-- have no place in the
self-controlling dignity of Christian inspiration. Even
Jewish prophets, in the paroxysm of emotion, might lie naked
on the ground and rave (1 Sam. xix. 24); but the genuine
inspiration in Christian ages never obliterates the
self-consciousness or overpowers the reason. It abhors the hysteria and stimulation and frenzy which have sometimes disgraced revivalism and filled lunatic asylums." (Pulpit Commentary, 1 Cor.,
word in the instrumental Psalms is Halal from which we get
the word for LUCIFER which speaks of a light and sound
show to steal people's prophecy. Hillel,
Judges 12:13. Sophocles,
 You seize the minds of just men and drag them to
injustice, to their ruin. You it is who have incited this
conflict of men whose flesh and blood are one.  But
victory [Nike] belongs to radiant Desire swelling from the
eyes of the sweet-bedded bride. Desire sits enthroned in
power beside the mighty laws.  For in all this divine
Aphrodite plays her irresistible game.
Commentary  empaizei,
'wreaks her will' in that contest which nikai implies. We
find empaizô with a dat. (1) of the object, as Her. 4.134
empaizontas hêmin, 'mocking us': (2) of the sphere,
as Ar. Th. 975 choroisin empaizei, 'sports in
dances.' The en of empaizei here might also
be explained as (a) in the imeros, or the blephara, i.e.
by their agency: or (b) 'on her victim.' But the
interpretation first given appears simpler. (Cp. Vergil's
absol. use of illudere, G. 1. 181, Tum
variae illudant pestes.)
Both Zamar and Psallo are a WARFARE word and never a
1. to touch sharply, to pluck, pull, twitch, Aesch.; toxou neuran ps. to twang the
bow-string, Eur.; belos
ek keraos ps. to send a shaft twanging from the bow,
schoinos miltophurês psallomenêI phurôI. metaph. to mingle together so as to soil or defile, confuse, to be doomed to have one's hair defiled with
earth, thêriôdous from a confused and savage
Tox-euma , atos, to, A. arrow, metaphor, of songs
and words S.Ant.1085
Antigone Teiresias There, now, are arrows for your heart, since you provoke me, 
launched at you,
in my anger. They fly true--you cannot run
from their burning
sting. Boy, lead me home, so that he may launch
his rage against younger men, and learn to
keep a quieter tongue  and a better mind within his
breast than he now bears
There was a half hours silence
before the incense altar to which no harp player could come
without getting killed.
Anderson etal: Rev 14:2 “And I heard a sound
from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and
like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was
like that of harpists playing their harps.”
Note that the 144,000 are on the Earth:
AND I looked, and, lo, a
Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred
forty and four thousand, having his Fathers name written in their foreheads. Rev 14:1
What they heard
was from heaven.
And I heard a voice from heaven,
..........like the sound of many waters and
the sound of loud thunder, and the voice which I heard was
..........like the sound of harpists playing
on their harps. Rev 14:2NAS
And I heard
a voice from heaven
..........like the sound of many waters
..........like the sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was
..........like the sound of harpers playing on their harps Revelation
And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn
that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand,
which were redeemed from the earth. Rev 14:3
Unless you are
literally or spiritually dead, there is another angel:
I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven,
..........having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
..........and to every nation, and
kindred, and tongue, and people, Rev 14:6
preach like the Latin sermo means "in a
God always warns you and those whom the
gods destroy first drive mad.
INSTRUMENTAL NOISE is always the
MARK or SOUND of Judgment and NOT Spiritual worship.
singing] with a loud voice, Fear God,
glory to him;
..........for the hour of his judgment
..........and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea,
..........and the fountains of waters.
Proskuneo (g4352) pros-koo-neh'-o; from 4314 and a prob.
der. of 2965 (mean. to kiss, like a dog licking his master's
hand); to fawn or crouch to, i.e. (lit. or
fig.) prostrate oneself in homage (do reverence to,
adore): - worship.
Rev 14:9 And the third
angel followed them, saying with a loud voice,
Rev 14:10 The same shall drink
of the wine of the wrath of God, which is
poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation;
and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone
in the presence of the holy angels,
and in the presence of the Lamb:
If any man worship
the beast and his image, and receive his mark
in his forehead, or in his hand,
And whoever was there fell down, and thus was kept
shut up in a prison not made of iron;
17 - for whether he was a farmer
or a shepherd or a workman who toiled in the
wilderness, he was seized, and endured the
inescapable fate; for with one chain of
darkness they all were bound.
18 - Whether there came a whistling wind,
or a melodious
sound of birds in wide -
spreading branches, or the rhythm of violently rushing water,
19 - or the harsh crash of
rocks hurled down, or the unseen running
of leaping animals, or the sound of the most
savage roaring beasts, or an echo thrown back from a hollow of
the mountains, it paralyzed them with
20 - For the whole world was
illumined with brilliant light,
and was engaged in unhindered work,
21 - while over those men
alone heavy night was spread, an image
of the darkness that was destined
to receive them; but still heavier
than darkness were they to themselves.
18:1 - But for thy holy ones there was
very great light. Their enemies heard their
voices but did not see their forms, and counted
them happy for not having suffered,
19.13 - The
punishments did not come upon the
prior signs in
thunder, [Rev 14]
justly suffered because of their wicked
practiced a more bitter hatred of
Shall a trumpet be blown in the city,
and the people not be afraid? shall
there be evil in a city, and
the LORD hath not done it?
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing,
but he revealeth his secret
unto his servants the prophets.
14 - Others had refused to receive strangers when they came to them,
these made slaves of guests who were
the church house of widows.
15 - And not only so, but
punishment of some sort will come upon the
former for their hostile reception of the
16 - but the latter, after receiving them with festal celebrations,
with terrible sufferings
those who had already
shared the same rights.
17 - They were stricken
also with loss
of sight -
- just as were those at the door of the
righteous man - - when, surrounded by yawning
darkness, each tried to find the way through
his own door.
18 - For the elements changed places with
as on a harp the notes vary the nature of the rhythm,
note remains the same.
be clearly inferred from the sight
of what took place.
19 - For land animals were transformed
into water creatures,
creatures that swim moved over to the land.
20 - Fire even in water
retained its normal
and water forgot its fire
God's Wrath is: G2372 thumos
thoo-mos' From G2380 ; passion (as if breathing
hard):—fierceness, indignation, wrath. Compare G5590 .
However, the wrath Paul warned about
when the women wave unholy ARMS is;
Org-aô , I.to
be getting ready to bear, growing ripe for
something, and of fruit, swell as it ripens,
II. of men, swell with lust, wax
wanton, be rampant, 2. generally, to
be eager or ready, to be excited,
3. metaph., full-blooded, swollen with
passion or pride, sphrigôntathumonA.Pr.382 ; muthon
E.Supp.478 . 4.swell with desire, be at
celebrate orgia, E.Ba.415 thusias, pompas, choreias
pay ritual service to a god or goddess, tautêi
Str.10.3.12 :--so in Med., orgiazesthai daimosi,
generally, cry, shout aloud, Pi.l.c., E.El.855;
esp. in orgiastic rites, A.Fr.57;
of Bacchus and Bacchae, E.Ba.593
sound loudly, psalmos d'alalazei A.Fr.57
kumbalon alalazon1 Ep.Cor.13.1
Anderson etal: Rev 15:3 “They held
harps given them by God and sang the song of Moses
the servant of God and the song of the Lamb:
"Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God
Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the
The Greek ECHO means hold (used in very
various applications, literally or figuratively, direct or
remote; such as possession, ability, contiguity.
means PLAY. Furthermore, the harps in the
cursed monarchy are always the HARPS OF DAVID. These are
the harps of God. God created us all with "harp strings"
which make the "heart string" twang.
Like the incense,
however, the harps are only symbolic,
Jewish temple worship.
The fact that both
hands of the elder were occupied
does not present
an insuperable barrier to prostration in worship."
(William S. Smith).
AND I saw (present tense!)
in heaven [image of jealousy], great and marvellous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the
wrath of God. Re 15:1
Morris Silver: The image of jealousy
(Ezek 8:3) in the LXX and Old Latin may be trnslated as "statue/image
of the trader/buyer." Torczyner
that the compound term sha mala was transmitted from
Assyrian (not Babylonian) into Hebrew as semel,
with sh being pronounced as s. Thus, again,
the "image of jealousy" whose presence in the sanctuary
enraged Ezekiel was a businessman,
not an idol.
When Apollo, the Having-fallen star
unleashed the LOCUSTS or MUSES, they immediately began
sowing discord and breaking up churches of all faiths.
This is a MARK of he beast.
Sêmeion 2. sign from the
gods, omen Kathair-eô to s. to take it down, strike
as a sign of dissolving
assembly, And.1.36; to tês ekklêsias,
3. of sorcerers,
bring down from the sky, selênên [sign in the moon].
V. less freq. like
the simple [heresy] hairein, take and carry off
Did you notice that the urge is to STRIKE THE FLAG
and remove the name of Christ from the ekklesia
or church sign. They DISSOLVE the ekklesia and
CONVERT it into a synagogue of Satan: a house of
merchandise. This is he same HERESY connected to the
SELF-pleasing terms used by Paul in Romans 15.
Incentor , o-ris, m. [id.] ,
one who sets the tune or begins to sing, a precentor, singer I. Lit.: carminis, Paul. Nol. Carm.
15, 32 :  incentore  canam  Phoebo  Musisque  magistris, Avien. Perieg. 895 ; Isid. 6, 9, 13.--
II. Trop., an [A] inciter, exciter: [B] igneus [C] turbarum, Amm.
15, 1, 2 : civilis belli, Oros. 5, 19 : rebellionis [renewal
of war] totius, id. 6, 11 . Flamen Hislop
I. one who kindles or sets fire to, II. Trop.,
an inciter, instigator: turbarum,
I. Neutr., to
utter melodious notes, to sing, sound, play.
2. Of the faulty delivery of an orator, to speak in a
sing-song tone: inclinată ululantique voce more Asiatico
canere, once canituri,Vulg.
8, 13 )
2 Cor 2:17 For we are
not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as
of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we
kapêl-euô, (g2585) A. to be a retail-dealer, drive a
trade, mathêmata sell learning by retail, hawk it
Ep.Cor.2.17, of prostitutes, playing tricks with life
Hdt.1.155 Heredotus: Cyrus told how to take the FIGHT
out of the enemy: 
But pardon the Lydians, and give them this command so
that they not revolt or pose a danger to you: send and forbid them to possess
weapons of war,
order them to wear tunics under their cloaks
knee-boots on their feet,
........... and to teach their sons lyre-playing [kitharizein]
song [psallein] and dance
quickly, O king,
........... you shall see them become women instead of men,
........... so that you need not fear
them, that they might revolt."
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, (as it were) HOLDING the harps of God. Revelation 15:2
sing the song of Moses the servant of God,
........... and the song of the Lamb,
saying (3004), Great and marvellous
are thy works,
Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of
saints. Revelation 15:3
is clearly not ‘silent’ on the use of instruments.
Rather, the understanding of God that I gain from it is that
He greatly appreciates that form of worship, to the point of
even commanding it at times, and providing the gifts and
instruments to do so!
Jamison-Fausett-Brown notes that:
"In the Jewish temple,
musical instruments and singing resounded during the
whole time of the offering of the sacrifices, which
formed the first part of the service.
But at the offering
of incense, solemn silence was kept ("My soul waiteth
upon God," Ps 62:1; "is silent," Margin; Ps 65:1, Margin),
(h1747) doo-me-yaw'; from 1819; stillness; adv. silently;
abstr. quiet, trust: - silence, silent, waiteth.
the people praying secretly
all the time. The half-hour stillness implies, too,
the earnest adoring expectation with which the blessed
spirits and the angels await the succeeding unfolding of
God's judgments. A short space is implied; for even an hour
is so used (Re 17:12 18:10,19).
Rev 15:8 And the temple
was filled with smoke from the glory of God,
and from his power; and
NO MAN WAS ABLE TO ENTER
till the seven plagues of the
seven angels were fulfilled.
Since there is no scriptural basis for the lack
of instruments, the only reason is tradition.
those holding to traditions of men, Jesus rebukes
with the words of Isaiah,
“’They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules
taught by men.’You have let go of the
commands of God and are holding on to the traditions
of men." And he said to them: "You have a fine
way of setting aside the commands of
God in order to observe your own traditions!”
If you look up words in a lexicon
be assured that you will find strong delusions.
Why would anyone search from cover to cover for
"instruments" and then use those knowing that they are trying
to trump the Bible and all of church history before them.
Is this mystical or what? We have shown that ALL
of the proof texts show negative or Satanic implications:
Peter told the Jews blinded at Mount Sinai that they would not
be able to read black text on white paper until they turned or
converted to Christ. No one removes the name of CHRIST: Jesus
comes and takes the lampstand or the "seven spirits of God"
all related to divine knowledge which proves that God will not
judge you by your sight or sound so you are wasting time and
Next, let us establish that the hypocrites are slick speakers,
singers, musicians, actors or dancers.
Matt. 15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of
hoop-ok-ree-tace'; from 5271; an actor under an assumed
character (stage-player), i.e. (fig.) a dissembler
("hypocrite"): - hypocrite.
Hupokrinô reply, make answer, of
an oracle, 2. expound, interpret, explain [Peter outlawed this as private
interpretation.] 2. deliver a speech,
declaim, of orators and rhetoricians,
represent dramatically, erôtikôn dramatôn 3. of an orator, use histrionic arts, exaggerate, ape, mimic, Mania or religious
Rhêtor-ikos , ê,
on, oratorical, hê rhêtorikê (sc. technê).
the craftsmen lumped with the singers, musicians and
"grinder" doing merchandise in the house of prayer. Rev.
LATIN: canto I. Neutr., to produce melodious
sounds (by the voice or an instrument), to sound, sing, play
(class. in prose and poetry; to sing and play while the
accompanies the song with gestures or dancing, C. Transf., of instruments, to sound, resound: 2. Of the singing
pronunciation of an orator, to declaim in a
singing tone, to sing
defines the hypocrites:
For the Lord
hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep,
and hath closed
the prophets and your rulers,
the seers hath he covered. Isa 29:10
And the vision
of all is become unto you
as the words
of a book that is sealed,
which men deliver
to one that is learned, saying,
Read this, I pray
thee: and he saith, I cannot;
for it is sealed: Isa 29:11
And the book is
delivered to him that is not learned,
Wherefore the Lord said,
Read this, I pray thee:
and he saith, I am
not learned. Isa 29:12
Forasmuch as this
people draw near me with their mouth,
and with their lips do honour me,
but have removed their heart far from me,
and their fear toward me is taught
by the precept of men: Isa
the "law of silence" as preventing the addition to
anything not commanded which does not assist the
teaching of the Words of God.
defines the same hypocrites:
in parables to the professional "sermon" speakers and
"prayer" sayers where a hymn is a prayer. That was
to MAKE SURE that the truth would NOT penetrate and
they be saved.
Ezek 33:30 Also, thou son of man, the
children of thy
people still are talking
by the walls and
in the doors of the houses, and
speak one to another, every one
to his brother, saying,
Come, I pray
you, and hear
what is the word
that cometh forth from the Lord.
Ezek 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh,
and they sit before
and they hear thy
but they will
not do them:
for with their mouth
they shew much love,
but their heart goeth
after their covetousness.
Only corrupters of the Word or
selling stuff for a prophet is a hypocrite. Because
no performing art contributes to anything but the
pleasure of idle people, they are defined by the
lexicon as hypocrites and therefore parasites.
GOD'S PICTURE OF VAIN
RELIGION, ENDORSED BY JESUS
Ezek 33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them
as a very lovely
of one that hath a pleasant
and can play well on an
hear thy words,
do them not.
JFB 30. Not only the remnant in
Judea, but those at the Chebar, though less flagrantly,
betrayed the same unbelieving spirit. talking against thee--Though going to the prophet
to hear the word of the Lord, they criticised, in an unfriendly
spirit, his peculiarities of manner and his
enigmatical style (Eze 20:49); making these the excuse for
their impenitence. Their talking was not directly "against" Ezekiel, for they professed to like
his ministrations; but God's word speaks of
things as they really are, not as they appear.
Fawcett Brown notes: Vulgate translates, "They turn thy words into
a song of their mouths." heart goeth after
covetousness--the grand rival to the love of God;
therefore called "idolatry," and therefore associated
carnal love, as both alike transfer the heart's
affection from the Creator to the creature
Anderson etal: (It is interesting to
note that the very next chapter in Isaiah
promises a day with song with flutes,
tambourines, and harps. Isaiah 30.)
We have looked at Isaiah 30 as the REASON
which HELL was created. The definition of a HYPOCRITE
gives us a clue. Because the Jews and Israelites burned
children to Molech to the beat of musical
instruments, God pronounces doom on similar national
worship by showing them going in musical procession
to Topheth (from tambourine) to do their dirty work.
The SOUNDS of God driving His enemies into HELL will
be the same wind, string and percussion
instruments lucifer--the singing and harp playing
prostitute--used to wholly seduce Eve in a sexual sense says
Paul. I will repeat it from the version we know Jesus quoted
Because spiritual people run for their lives, the only ones
performing or "enjoing" the hypocritic arts to replace the
Word of God are THE ONES doomed to hell.
See that HELL will be filled by
people led there by God's enemies to the beat of wind,
string and percussion instruments.
the SOUNDS in Revelation are of impending doom: get busy
and preach the gospel or burn! The baptism of spirit and
fire are promised to the "generation of Vipers."
Behold, the name
of the Lord comes after a long time, burning wrath; the word of his lips is with glory, a word full of anger, and the anger of his wrath shall
devour as fire. Isaiah 30:27 LXX
And his breath, as rushing water
in a valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue
them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX
translates Verse 29 consistent with the rest of the
Must ye always
and go into my holy places continually,
as they that keep
a feast? and must ye go with a pipe,
as those that rejoice into
the mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel
Isaiah 30:29 LXX
and the Lord shall make
his glorious voice to be heard and the wrath
of his arm [Messiah the
Intercessor], to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten
terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX
For by the voice of the
Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite
them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX
And it shall happen to
him from every side, that they from whom their hope
of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in turn with drums and
Isaiah 30:32 LXX
For thou shalt be
required before thy time: has it been prepared for
thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench, wood piled fire and much
wood: the wrath of the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur.
Isaiah 30:33 LXX
Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the
noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under
thee, and the maggots cover thee.
Amos 5:23 Take thou away from me the noise of
thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of
Again, those who bought the house and
who run when the trumpet blows in the holy place will
have been there and gone. Therefore, the ONLY ones
being beaten into hell to the beat of Lucifer's
instruments are the MUSES who are known as the LOCUSTS
of Apollyon's musical worship team.
Anderson etal: The early church fathers do
not mention the use of instruments (except
in referring to songs as psalms).
That is just a flat
untruth: The church fathers understand the "singing and
harp playing prostitute" in the garden of Eden and the
fallen angels who seduced with music. Thse are the same
"lusted after fruits" John calls sorcerers in Rev 18 who
HAD deceived the whole world.
The church fathers literature is filled with the
repudiation of musical instruments even in social settings
because the music engendered lust and disorderly conduct.
Those who lie about Clement of Alexander should know
that he says that it is not a sin to use a liar, BUT they
fail to tell you that he was speaking of social meals or
OUTSIDE OF CHURCH.
Those sowing discord claims that the church of Christ is historyless
and make such claims know that most people will believe it
to be honest. Nothing could be less true or miss
passages contain the nucleuses of the later substance, and
perhaps the presage of the future trends of Christian
music. The first three centuries of the church
witnessed many controversies; some of them
concerned themselves directly with music. The most
important of these issues were: (a) organized versus
spontaneous praying and singing; (b) scriptural versus
extrascriptural poems; (c) fusion with Hellenistic music;
(d) vocal versus instrumental music; (e) the rise of monasticism
and its influence upon ecclesiastical chant."
(Interpreter's Dict of the Bible, Music, p. 467).
The first problem
occurred when the doxologies of the Bible which were like
Psalms were replaced by "a great number of spontaneous and
highly individualized doxologies." However, the
non-Biblical responses were ratified and codified at the
second synod of Vaison in 529. This writing of their own
"song book" virtually destroyed spontaneous or Biblical
In fact, the ACT of
singing was not introduced until about th eyear 373.
"Already at the
end of the second century the Byzantine, Syrian, and
later the Armenian church showed a marked preference for
new, nonscriptural hymns, despite all warnings by
the catholic authorities. Even Canon 59 of the Council of
Laodicea (360-81), which expressly prohibited
nonscriptural texts, was constantly circumvented and
openly violated, as the enormous hymn literature of the
Eastern churches demonstrates."
They rejected musical performers along with
sorcerers, instrument players, prostitutes
and Sodomites. They understood the Bible and were
Old Testament literate which non of the "advanced degrees"
apparently have ever read. They ALL explain
WHY they didn't use instruments: because it was
universally condemned in the Bible and because it has an
evil effect on both performers and the "audience." "Melody
as tunefulness belongs to the 19th century" says the
Britannica an other sources. Harmony began to
develop after about 100 by monks and professionals trying
to fit the Psalms to organ pitches. To do that they had to
add the oooos, aaaaahs and other sounds.
And Neander says, that it was not until
the idea was first heard of Instrumental
music, in the worship of God, was not practised by the
primitive christians, as is evident from church
The organ was first introduced into the church service by Marianus Sanutus, in the year 1290; and the first that was
known in the West, was one sent to Pepin, by Constantinus
Copronymus, about the middle of the 8th century.
they were not used in the christian church in
the primitive times, is attested by all
the ancient writers with one consent.
This I might
easily show by a thousand testimonies,
from Clement of
Alexandria, Basil, Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine,
Chrysostom, am many others; all of whom figuratively explain the
passages of the Old Testament, which speak of musical
instruments. For these and many more click for
When people take CHRIST out of their
identifier it is proof that Jesus has been there and gone
and the songs in the temple will be howlings because He has
come to remove His candlestick of seven spirits OF Divine
See Unity Impact
354-430 Augustine of Hippo For the
Jews slew Christ, lest they should lose their place.
have to do with Pagans, and show this coming to pass
in the Church of
Christ, which before was predicted
of the Name
of the Head and Body of Christ, lest they think that we
these predictions, and from things which have happened, as
though they were future, had made them up, we bring
forth the books of the Jews
- Augustine on Psalm 149
Anderson etal: There could be several
reasons for this.
1. Suffering severe persecution, it
may have been inconvenient to tote around a
harp in secret.
In fact toting around a harp
would make them extremely welcome in the
marketplaces and all low class activities.
Instruments were a sign of joy. Destruction
the Temple, dispersion of the Jews, persecution of the
church were all occasions for lament. The
prophets warned of cursed times when joyous
instruments would be silent.
I have a nice flute my dog and I made
out of a deer leg bone: why do you think they named the TIBIA?
They could have clapped their hands: they didn't since
it was most often to hiss the looser. They could have
stretched a piece of gut across a chair and produced the
rhythm because harps did not play tunefully. The lyre
didn't even have a sound box. They could have met in the
forums and the people who went there for entertainment would
have enjoyed it. They might have been more EVANGELICAL if they
had added the methods of the world to attract the world.
Christians were despised because they did not do singing
musically or use instruments.
All of thes passages are not just LAMENTING
for the loss of their flutes and harps which anyone could
afford and many people could play. Their lamenting
is the RESULT of false leaders using wine, women and music
and fleecing the people by taking unlawful tithes. The
result was that the people hungered and thirsted for the WORD
and wandered from sea to sea but could not find it. As a
result, the pagan leader's wives could no longer steal wine to
get drunk while the people starved. As a result of
failure to teach the word, the people went into exile and the
PROUD musical wives were led captive with fishhooks
in their nose.
Amos 8:2 And he
said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket [homosexual singers]
of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come
upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any
Amos 8:3 And the songs
of the temple shall be howlings in that day,
saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every
place; they shall cast them forth with silence. [As Jesus cast out the musical minstrels LIKE
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come,
saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the
land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of
hearing the words of the LORD:
Anderson etal confusing
and effect: Isa
14:11 “All your pomp has been brought
down to the grave, along with the noise of
your HARP; maggots are spread out
beneath you and worms cover you.”
This speaks of Lucifer
Both Tyre and Babylon are types of Lucifer
and we have drawings of a burial site where the king went into
the grave with his harps and buried alive harpists.
Notice that this is the kings or the "senior pastors" of
the nations of which Israel was one.
And Isaiah 30 says that the MARKS of
being brought down to hell will be the same Lucifer's
wind, string and percussion instruments.
Thy glory has
come down to Hades, and thy great mirth: under thee they shall
spread corruption and the worm shall
be thy covering. Isaiah 14:11 LXX
T. Maccius Plautus, Miles
Gloriosus, or The Braggart Captain
Now I will disclose to you both the
subject and the name of the play which we are just now
about to act, and for the sake of which you are now
seated in this mirthful place , "Alazon" is
the name (86)
est ad inferos superbia tua concidit cadaver
tuum subter te sternetur tinea et operimentum tuum erunt
I. In a bad sense, loftiness,
haughtiness, pride, arrogance,
vanity, rudness, discourtesy,
I. a mockery, derision,
wantonness. . A laughing-stock, butt, jest,
sport B. A scoff, jest, sport: to reproach
jestingly, scoff, such a drunkard as to be a standing
jest, C. Abuse, violence done to a woman: in corporum
Moses saw that the
people were running wild and that Aaron had let
them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies. Exodus
Chrysostom notes: For dancing, and cymbals, and flutes, and shameful words, and songs, and drunkenness, and revellings, and all the Devil's great heap (polu o tou diabolou forutoj) of
garbage is then introduced. they are
indignent that the woman is not exhibited to a multitude, that she is not set forth as a stage
spectacle, common to all
beholders: whereas most assuredly they should
rather count it insult when these things do take place;
and a laughing stock,
and a farce.
to look upon the beauty of the damsel's
countenance; nor yet in
the house only but even through the market-place do they lead her in pomp to make an
Isa 14:12 How art thou
fallen from heaven, O LUCIFER son of the morning!
how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst
weaken the nations!
Isaiah 14:15 Yet
thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit
(h1966) hay-lale'; from 1984 [David's Praise] (in the sense of brightness); the
morning-star: - lucifer.
See how the Abominable Branch was the "song with instruments opposed
to Christ the True Branch.
Behold, the Lord will
cast her out, and he will smite her power in the sea; and
she shall be devoured (burned
up) with fire. Zechariah 9:4
And it shall come to
pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of
one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an
"Take an harp, go about the city, thou
harlot that hast been
forgotten; make sweet melody, sing many songs, that
thou mayest be remembered (as a male)." Is.23:16
Anderson etal: Isa 24:6-8 “Therefore
a curse consumes the earth; its people must
bear their guilt. Therefore earth's
inhabitants are burned up, and very few are
left. The new wine dries up and the vine
withers; all the merrymakers groan. The
gaiety of the tambourines is stilled, the noise
of the revelers has stopped, the joyful harp
|Their lostness was CAUSED by their reveling
with music: does anyone suggest that we CAN now
And it shall be, as with the people, so with the priest;
as with the servant, so with his master; as with the
maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so
with the seller; as with the lender, so with the
borrower; as with the taker of usury, so with
the giver of usury to him. Isa 24:2
See Revelation 18 Parallel.
The land shall be utterly
emptied, and utterly spoiled: for
the Lord hath spoken this word. Isa 24:3
The earth mourneth and
the world languisheth and fadeth away,
the haughty people of the earth do
languish. Isa 24:4
The earth also is defiled
under the inhabitants thereof;
because they have transgressed
changed the ordinance,
broken the everlasting covenant.
Does that sound
like a law of silence?
Therefore hath the
curse devoured the earth, and they
that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the
inhabitants of the earth are burned, and
few men left. Isa 24:6
The new wine mourneth,
the vine languisheth,
all the merryhearted
do sigh. Isa 24:7
of tabrets ceaseth,
the noise of
them that rejoice endeth,
the joy of the harp
ceaseth. Isa 24:8
4885. masows, maw-soce´;
from 7797; delight, concretely
(the cause or object) or abstractly (the
feeling):-joy, mirth, rejoice.
They shall not drink wine
with a song; [Parallel strolling minstrel /
..........strong drink shall be bitter
to them that drink it. Isa 24:9
The city of confusion is
broken down: every house is shut up, that
no man may come in. Isa 24:10
There is a crying for wine in the streets;
all joy is darkened, the mirth of the land
is gone. Isa 24:11
In the city is left desolation, and the
gate is smitten with destruction. Isa
When thus it shall be in the midst of the land
among the people,
there shall be as the shaking
of an olive tree,
and as the gleaning grapes when the
vintage is done. Isa 24:13
The word Chalal
(h2490) means play the flute, cut YOUR
vines, pollute and prostitute.
hook was also a musical instrument.
Mizmowr (h4210) miz-more';
from 2167; prop.instrumental
music; by impl. a poem set to notes: -
psalm. For afore the harvest, when
is perfect, and the sour grape is
ripening in the
he shall both cut off
the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the
They shall be
together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of
the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and
all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon
them. Isa 18:6
They shall lift up their
voice, they shall sing for the majesty of
the Lord, they shall cry aloud from the
sea. Isa 24:14
H5375 This is the Hebrew
word for the Pleasuring or creating
excitement Paul outlawed in the synagogue in
No reader of the
Greek literature can escape the fact that this
was caused by singing and music.
Wherefore glorify ye the Lord in
the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel
in the isles of the sea. Isa 24:15
The universal MARK of being lost
beyond redemption and taken captive.
From the uttermost
part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous. Isa
Zamiyr (h2158) zaw-meer';
or zamir zaw-meer'; and (fem.) zÿmirah
zem-ee-raw'; from 2167; a song to be accompanied with
instrumental music: - psalm (-ist), singing, song
Zamar is never used without
defining the instrument: therefore, one CAN
sing with a harp but SING does not include a
taken hold upon me because of the wicked that
forsake thy law. Psa 119:53
David who was never a Worship Leader said:
have been my songs in the house [self] of
my pilgrimage. Psa 119:54
I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, and have kept thy law. Psa 119:55
But I said, My leanness, my leanness,
The Lord will be
terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the
earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his
place, even all the isles of the heathen. Zep.2:11
Anderson etal: Isa 27:13 And in that day a
great trumpet will sound. Those who were perishing
in Assyria and those who were exiled in Egypt will
come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain in
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD
shall beat off from the channel of the
river unto the stream of Egypt, and ye shall be
gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great
trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which
were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in
the land of Egypt, and shall worship the LORD in the holy
mount at Jerusalem.
DOETH NOT music make! One note!
showphar, shophar, sho-far´; from 8231 in the
original sense of incising; a cornet (as giving a
clear sound) or curved horn:--cornet,
The Shofar was a horn which was tuned by
the priest to ONE NOTE: no one could cut holes in it and
therefore it could not MAKE MUSIC. Hear
We learn from the Mishna
and the Talmud that in the Hellenistic period no improvements or modifications that might affect the tone were
permitted: no gold-plating of its
interior, no plugging of holes, no alteration of its
length (the minimum permissible length of a ritually
approved horn was 3 handbreadths); the shofar tone was
to be preserved unaltered. Nor was the process
of steaming or boiling permitted.
the literal meaning of PSALMOS!
Apart from its liturgical uses the shofar was closely
connected with magical
symbolism. Its blast destroyed the walls of
Jericho, and in the Dead
Sea scrolls we read that during battles shofar blowers sounded a
powerful war cry to instill fear into the hearts of the enemy while priests
blew the six trumpets of
killing. Historically the shofar has also served
in a number of popular usages: it was sounded during rites to bring rain, in the event of local disasters, and so on. In our times its
liturgical use is restricted to New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom
Kippur). See Photos HERE.
twitching or twanging with the fingers, psalmoi toxôn E.Ion173 (lyr.); toxêrei psalmôi [toxeusas]
toxôn does not mean "sing and play a harp"
WITH a bow. Psalmoi just means pluck
or twang a bow.
Phoebus' lyre, that sings with
you,  would not
protect you from my bow. Alter
your wings' course; go to the Delian lake; if you do not
obey, you will steep your lovely melody in blood.
 Ah, ah! what is
this new bird that approaches; you will not place under
the cornice a straw-built nest for your children, will
you? My singing
[psalmoi] bow will keep
you off. Will you not obey?
"Only in Ps 150:3 is it
(shophar) mentioned with most of the other really musical
instruments. Hence, we must conclude that the function of
the shophar was to make noise--be it of earthly or of eschatological
not to make music. After the destruction of the temple and the
general banishment of all instrumental music, the shophar
alone survived, just
because it was not a musical instrument."(International
Dictionary of the Bible, p. 473, Abingdon).
And you will sing as on the night you celebrate a holy
festival; your hearts will rejoice as when
people go up with flutes to the mountain of
the LORD, to the Rock of Israel.
Isa 30:32 Every stroke the LORD lays on them
with his punishing rod will be to the music of
tambourines and harps, as he fights them in battle
with the blows of his arm.
The Jews went in musical processions to
Jerusalem specificially to worship Molech as they had at
Tyre where the king is called "the singing and harp playing
prostitute in the garden of Eden." Isaiah 30 defines
FOR WHOM God comes in judgment. He speaks of the
Assyrians, Egyptians and includes Judah where they burned
children just before and just after the PROOF TEXT fo
musical instruments in a Plague Stopping rituals where
Levitical Warrior Musicians could NOT enter or come close to
the holy things EVEN TO CLEAN OUT THE GARBAGE.
And thou shalt pollute the plated idols,
and thou shalt grind to powder (like "melody" in Greek) the gilt ones,
and shalt scatter
them as the water
of a removed woman,
and thou shalt thrust them forth as dung.
Isaiah 30:22 LXX
Jesus CAST OUT
the minstrels like DUNG. A minstrel is: Aaoidos [a^], ho, ( [aeidô]) singer, minstrel, bard, 3. enchanter
Aoidos ( [aeidô] ) singer, MINSTREL, bard, I goôn, chrêsmôn aoidos, E.HF110, Heracl. 403;
pratos a., of
2. fem., songstress of the nightingale, aoidos Mousa
Of GOON or the weeping song and
dancing when the clergy Piped:
The MUSES are agents
of Apollo, Abaddon or Apollon: the LOCUSTS.
But when the people were
put forth, he went in, and took her by
the hand, and the maid arose. Matthew 9:25
FORTH: Ekballô I. to
throw or cast out of a place, 2. to cast out of a place,
VI. to produce, of women
IV. Dem.; to drive an actor from the
I. to drive out or off by clapping;
orig. a scenic word said of a player, to hiss
or hoot off, explode him.
Ballo (g906) bal'-lo; a prim.
verb; to throw (in various applications, more or less violent or
intense): - arise, cast
lay, lie, pour, put (up),
send, strike, throw (down),
thrust. Comp. 4496.
And the light of the moon shall be as the light of the sun, and
the light of the sun shall be seven fold in the
the Lord shall heal the breach of his people, and shall heal the pain
of thy wound. Isaiah 30:26 LXX
Behold, the name of
the Lord comes after a long time, burning wrath; the word of his lips is with glory, a word full of anger, and the anger of his wrath shall
devour as fire. Isaiah 30:27 LXX
And his breath, as rushing water in a
valley, reach reach as far as the neck, and be divided, to confound the nations for their vain error; error also shall pursue
them and overtake them. Isaiah 30:28 LXX
translates Verse 29 consistent with the rest of the
Must ye always
and go into my holy places
continually, as they that keep a feast? and
must ye go with a pipe, as those that rejoice into the
mountain of the Lord, to the God of Israel
Isaiah 30:29 LXX
Lord shall make his glorious voice to be
heard and the wrath of his arm [Messiah
to make a display with wrath and anger and devouring flame: he shall lighten
terribly, and his wrath shall be as water and violent hail. Isaiah 30:30 LXX
For by the voice of
the Lord the Assyrians shall be overcome, even by the stroke where with he shall smite
them. Isaiah 30:31 LXX
And it shall happen to
him from every side, that they from whom their hope
of assistance was, in which he trusted, themselves shall war against him in
turn with drums and with harp.
Isaiah 30:32 LXX
For thou shalt be
required before thy time: has it been prepared
for thee also to reign? nay, God has prepared for thee a deep trench,
wood piled fire and much wood: the wrath of
the Lord shall be as a trench kindled with sulphur.
Isaiah 30:33 LXX
BURNING OF HARPS AND HARPISTS
It is said that there were tens of
thousands of harps and other musical instruments stored on
the temple grounds. The Levites, according to
Josephus, had gotten permission to "wear linen garments"
and restore the priestly musicians: this would give glory
to the KING. They got permission but Josephus attributes
the failure of the nation to these Levites and they would
do it again.
Probably almost all of the harpists and
harps were burned up at topheth as a type of hell and
rested on a bed of maggots. The Jews are still looking for
these harps in order to restart the sacrificial system in
a rebuilt temple. We know where the harps went!
Anderson etal: Jer 31:4 I will
build you up again and you will be rebuilt, O Virgin
Israel. Again you will take up your tambourines and go
out to dance with the joyful.
You see, there IS a difference
between what you do in the vintage festivals and what you
do in the SYNAGOGUES which outlawed loud vocal and
will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel:
..........thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets,
..........and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry. Jer. 31:4
Yaca (h3318) yaw-tsaw'.. break
out, bring forth (out, up), carry out, come (abroad,
out, thereat, without), / be condemned, depart(-ing, -ure), draw forth, in the end, escape, exact, fail, fall (out),
fetch forth (out), get away (forth, hence, out)...
Of Miriam: The timbrel "was a typical women's
instrument. It is mentioned seven times in the OT; thus
it must have been very popular. Although it occurs in
the Psalter and in religious hymns (Exod 15; Jer. 31:4),
it was not permitted in the temple. Its function in the
Bible was restricted to secular or religious frolicking,
cultic dances, or processions (e. g., II Sam. 6:5; 1I
Chr. 13:4; Ps. 68:25). Its absence in the temple ritual was possible due to
the strong female symbolism, which
always accompanied the tambourine, and which made its
use so popular at all fertility rites." (Interpreter's
Dictionary of the Bible, p. 474, Abingdon).
Adorned and destroying COMFORT ZONES
is a sign of doom.
Adah (h5710) aw-daw'; a prim.
root; to advance, i. e. pass on or continue; causat. to remove; spec. to bedeck (i.
e. bring an ornament upon): - adorn, deck (self),
pass by, take away.
As he that taketh away a garment in
cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that
singeth songs to an heavy heart. Pr.25:20
This dance was a repeat of Mount
Sinai because Jeremiah FIRST speaks of the dreamed of
restoration of the nation.
Mechowlah (h4246) mekh-o-law'; fem. of
4234; a dance: - company, dances (-cing).
And it came to pass, as
soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the calf, and the dancing: and Moses anger waxed hot,
and he cast the tables out of his hands, and brake them
beneath the mount. Ex.32:19
And see, and, behold, if
of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, then come ye out of the vineyards, and catch you every man his
wife of the daughters of Shiloh, and go to the land of
Is not this David, of whom they sang one to
another in dances, saying, Saul slew his
thousands, and David his ten thousands? 1S.29:5
Upon this I
awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
All just a dream?
33:2 "Son of man, speak to your countrymen and
say to them: 'When I bring the sword against a
land, and the people of the land choose one of their
men and make him their watchman,
Ezek 33:3 and he sees the sword coming
against the land and blows the trumpet to warn the
Ezek 33:4 then if anyone hears the trumpet
but does not
take warning and the sword comes and takes his life,
his blood will
be on his own head.
Ezek 33:5 Since he heard the sound of the
but did not take
warning, his blood will be on his own head.
If he had taken
warning, he would have saved himself.
Ezek 33:6 But if the watchman sees the
and does not
blow the trumpet to warn the people
and the sword
comes and takes the life of one of them,
that man will be
taken away because of his sin,
but I will hold
the watchman accountable for his
Do we have to comment? The trumpet was
ordained to WARN and was reserved for that
purpose. When they blew the trumpet to assemble the
synagogue they DID NOT make an alarm meaning "vocal and
instrumental rejoicing." If some turkey uses the fire alarm
or Tornado warning bell to PLAY MUSIC we put such creatures
People are trying to MAKE MUSIC insteading of seeing ALL
musical sounds as WARNINGS.
15:7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you,
hoop-ok-ree-tace'; from 5271; an actor under an assumed
character (stage-player), i.e. (fig.) a dissembler
("hypocrite"): - hypocrite.
Hupokrinô reply, make
of an oracle, 2.
[Peter outlawed this as private interpretation.] 2. deliver a speech, declaim,
of orators and rhetoricians, represent dramatically, erôtikôn dramatôn 3. of an orator, use histrionic arts, exaggerate, ape, mimic, Mania or religious
Rhêtor-ikos , ê,
on, oratorical, hê rhêtorikê (sc. technê).
the craftsmen lumped with the singers, musicians and
"grinder" doing merchandise in the house of prayer. Rev.
LATIN: Canto I. Neutr.,
(by the voice
or an instrument), to sound, sing, play (class. in prose
and poetry; to sing and play while the actor accompanies the song with gestures or dancing, C. Transf., of instruments, to sound, resound: 2. Of the singing
pronunciation of an orator, to declaim
in a singing tone, to sing
Ezek 33:30 Also, thou son of man, the
children of thy
people still are talking
by the walls and in
the doors of the houses, and
speak one to another, every one to
his brother, saying,
Come, I pray you,
what is the word
that cometh forth from the Lord.
Ezek 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh,
and they sit before
thee as my
and they hear thy
but they will
not do them:
for with their mouth they
shew much love,
but their heart
goeth after their covetousness.
GOD'S PICTURE OF VAIN
RELIGION, ENDORSED BY JESUS
Ezek 33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them as
a very lovely song
of one that hath a
and can play well
on an instrument:
for they hear thy
but they do them
Anderson etal: Hosea 8:1 "Put the
trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over
the house of the LORD because the people have broken
my covenant and rebelled against my law.
See Hosea as the proof text for the
Fact: when you hear the trumpet sound which was NOT a musical
instrument you may know that you have broken God's Covenant.
The musical instrument always means that people have refused
to hear the Word of God. The final TRUMPET sound will be
the SORCERERS invading the church little bits at a time like
when you boil a frog.
When you hear theINSTRUMENTS in the house it is a MARK that
God has cast you off.
Hos 8:1 Set the trumpet
to thy mouth.
If you make the songs, it is not from God.
He shall come as an
eagle against the house of the LORD,
because they have transgressed
against my law.
MARK of violating the Word of God is absolute.
Hos 8:2 Israel shall cry
unto me, My God, we know thee.
Hos 8:3 Israel hath cast off the thing
that is good: the enemy shall pursue him.
They have set up kings, but not by me:
they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their
silver and their gold have they made them idols,
that they may be cut off.
Hos 8:5 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath
cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them:
how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?
Hos 8:6 For from Israel was it also:
the workman made it; therefore it is not God:
but the calf of Samaria shall be broken
Anderson etal: Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet
in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill.
Let all who live in the land tremble, for
the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand--
Joel 2:1 Blow
ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my
holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land
tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for
it is nigh at hand;
roo-ah' A primitive root; to mar
(especially by breaking); figuratively to
split the ears (with sound), that is, shout
(for alarm or joy):blow an alarm, cry
(alarm, aloud, out), destroy, make a joyful
noise, smart, shout (for joy), sound an
for the synagogue or church in the wilderness:
- Psallo (g5567) psal'-lo; prob.
strengthened from psao, (to rub or touch the surface; comp. 5597); to twitch or twang, i.e. to play on a
stringed instrument (celebrate the divine
worship with music and accompanying odes): -
make melody, sing (psalms)
|H7322 ruph roof A primitive root;
properly to triturate
(in a mortar), that is,
(figuratively) to agitate (by
||Psocho (g5597) pso'-kho;
prol. from the same base as 5567; to triturate,
i.e. (by anal.) to rub out (kernels from husks with
the fingers or hand): - rub.
A day of darkness and of gloominess, a
day of clouds and of thick darkness, as
the morning spread upon the mountains: a great
people and a strong; there hath not been ever the
like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the
years of many generations.
A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame
burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before
them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and
nothing shall escape them.
H7264 ragaz raw-gaz' A
primitive root; to quiver (with any violent emotion,
especially anger or fear):--be afraid, stand
in awe, disquiet, fall out, fret, move, provoke,
quake, rage, shake, tremble, trouble
Anderson etal: Zep 1:15 That day
will be a day of wrath, a day of distress
and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin,
a day of darkness and gloom, a day of
clouds and blackness,
Zep 1:16 a day of trumpet and battle
cry against the fortified cities and
against the corner towers.
The trumpet was given to send warnings: it was excluded for
the syngaogue or church in the wilderness. Therefore it would
be foolish to use the trumpet when there is now war or no
signal that the camp was being removed from its present
location. None of the proof text fail to prove that in
the church the noise is a sign of God's wrath or doom. No one
tries to justify the use of such machines in the ekklesia
without intentionally failing to tell the while truth:
Zep 1:12 And it
shall come to pass at that time, that I will search
Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men
that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The
LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.
Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their
houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but
not inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, but
not drink the wine thereof.
Zep 1:14 The great day of the
LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even
the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty
man shall cry there bitterly
Zep 1:15 That day is a
day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress,
a day of wasteness and desolation, a day
of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds
and thick darkness,
Zep 1:16 A day of the trumpet
and alarm against the fenced cities, and against
the high towers.
Zep 1:17 And I will bring distress
upon men, that they shall walk like blind
men, because they have sinned against the
LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as
dust, and their flesh
as the dung.
Anderson etal: Rev 18:21-22 “Then
a mighty angel picked up a boulder the size of a large
millstone and threw it into the sea, and said: "With
such violence the great city of Babylon
will be thrown down, never to be found again.
The music of harpists and musicians,
flute players and trumpeters, will never be
heard in you again. No workman of any trade
will ever be found in you again. The sound of a
millstone will never be heard in you again.”
Revelation is a warning message for those with a right to
know: this is a MARK of the invasion of the church by a swarm
of locusts which in John's area were known as the muses or
musical worship team under Apollyon or Abaddon. When you
see or hear these signs then you know that the feminist mother
of harlots has begun to "rule over you" as women and children.
Revelation 17 defines
the Mother of Harlots who is the feminist
goddess worshipped by all musical people: you did
not MAKE MUSIC to a Patriarchal god. Therefore, the music is
the MARK great distress
The Mother of Harlots USES the "lusted after fruits."
These are the same "baskets of summer fruits" in Amos which
implicates the musicians as dogs or male prostitutes.
Wisd 19.13 - The punishments did not come upon
without prior signs in the violence of thunder, [Rev
for they justly
suffered because of their wicked acts;
for they practiced
a more bitter hatred of strangers.
Amos 3:6 Shall a trumpet
be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid?
shall there be evil in a city, and the
LORD hath not done it?
Amos 3:7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth
his secret unto his servants the prophets.
Revelation 18 implicates the rhetoricians,
singers and instrument players and calls the SORCERERS who had
deceived the whole world. The Muses were the dirty
adulteresses as Apollyon's musical worship team. John
is pointing directly to Delphi just up the coast from
Corinth and close to Patmos. John lumps sorcerers
(religious musicians) and dogs as doomed to hell.
|John would have been familiar
with Hesoid who recognizes the MUSES as HARLOTS
(ll. 1-25) From the Heliconian Muses let us begin to sing,
who hold the great and holy mount
of Helicon, and dance on soft feet about the deep-blue
spring and the altar of the almighty son of Cronos,
and, when they have washed their tender bodies in
Permessus or in the Horse's Spring or Olmeius, make
their fair, lovely dances upon highest Helicon and
move with vigorous feet.
Thence they arise and go abroad by night, veiled in thick mist, and utter
their song with lovely
Zeus the aegis-holder and queenly Hera of Argos
who walks on golden sandals and the daughter of
Zeus the aegis-holder bright-eyed Athene, and
Phoebus Apollo, and Artemis who delights in arrows, and Poseidon the earth-holder who
shakes the earth, and reverend Themis and quick-glancing (coquettishness)
Aphrodite, and Hebe with the crown of gold,
and fair Dione, Leto, Iapetus, and Cronos
and great Helius and bright Selene,
Earth too, and great Oceanus, and dark Night, and
the holy race of all the other deathless ones that
are for ever. And one day they taught Hesiod
glorious song while he was shepherding his lambs
under holy Helicon, and this word first the
goddesses said to me -- the Muses
of Olympus, daughters of Zeus who holds the aegis:
(ll. 26-28) `Shepherds of the wilderness, wretched things of shame, mere
............we know how to speak many false
things as though they were true;
............but we know, when we will, to utter
(ll. 29-35) So said the
of great Zeus,
and they plucked and gave me a rod,
a shoot of sturdy
a marvellous thing,
and breathed into me a divine voice
to celebrate things that shall be and things there were aforetime;
and they bade me sing
of the race of the blessed gods that are
to sing of themselves both first and
staff or baton, esp. as the badge of
command, sceptre: in Hom. borne by kings and
chiefs, and transmitted from father to son, by
speakers, who on rising to speak received it from
the herald, by priests and soothsayers
The craftsmen is the word TECHNE
which includes all of the PERFORMING religionists
Jesus called Hypocriites and John called Sorcerers as does all
Greek musical terms. In the Greek theater which was
always religious this points to "theater builders and stage
managers." In these end times it is CRAFTY to steal the church
house of widows and turn it into a "theater for holy
entertainment" as they boast.
The end like the beginning will be marked by Mother Goddess
led by women. Therefore, let's back up to Revealtion 17:
17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which
had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me,
Come hither; I will show unto thee the judgment of the great
whore that sitteth upon many waters:
When Paul warned about the
rising up to PLAY at Mount Sinai in the musical idolatry
of the trinity, in 1 Cor 10 he identifies it as DEMON
WORSHIP. There "is not tradition other than that
demigods intruduced musical instruments" to SECUCE
Rev 17:2 With whom the kings
of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the
earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Rev 17:3 So he carried me
away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman
sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of
having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:4 And the woman
was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour,
and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls,
having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and
filthiness of her fornication:
Rev 17:5 And upon her
forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE
GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF
And after these things I saw another angel come down
from heaven, having great power; and the earth was
lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with
a strong voice, saying,
Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is
become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every
foul spirit, and a cage
of every unclean and hateful
Rev 18:14 And the fruits
[faithful dogs Ph 3] that thy soul lusted after are departed from
thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are
departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at
all of these habitations of devils will
cease and the musicators will cease and Jesus will visit
for the last time and pick up the Candlestick of "the
seven spirits of God" all related to teaching
knowledge--as it has been taught.
And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no
more at all in
thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be,
shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard
no more at all in thee; Rev 18:22
Rev 18:23 And the light of a
shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of
the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy
the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations
Anderson etal: The Oxford Companion to
Music. Oxford University Press. London,
1956. p. 541. The Synagogue
system came about ‘so that those who cannot take
part more than the statutory three times a
year in the worship of the Temple at Jerusalem may
have their regular and frequent
These festivals were not called WORSHIP
SERVICES: only warrior aged males were forced to
muster. Older males, children and females were not forced
to attend and most probably did not because it was like
summer camp: one of the tithes could be turned into money
and used to by wine and strong drink for themselves and
the Levite ministers--who were always poor.
After the fall from grace by musical
idolatry at Mount Sinai the Spirit of Christ defined the
Holy Convocation or synagogue as a school of the Bible
which excluded vocal or instrumental rejoicing. See the
facts about the Synagogue for the spiritual people which
QUARANTINED them from the regulat sabbatic or Dionysus
worship with wine, women and music.
Pharisees asserted that God could and should be worshiped even away from the Temple and outside Jerusalem. To the Pharisees, worship
consisted not in
the practice of the
but in prayer and in the study of God's law.
That is what the agents of change
want to shut down: that is always the motive for
music. The Phraisees were bad but originally had pure
motives but the hassidim had been superceded by false
The Qahal as the major word for the
synagogue was set up in the wildernes for rest FROM
religion, reading and discussing the Word of God: Jesus
did NOT change that. This excluded vocal and
instrumental rejoicing because only simple simons would
want to make musical noise when you meet for what the
Campbells called "A School of Christ."
Pharisees fostered the synagogue as an institution of
religious worship, outside and separate from the Temple.
The synagogue may thus be considered a Pharisaic
institution since the Pharisees developed it, raised it
to high eminence, and gave it a central place in Jewish
religious life. (Britannica Members)
Why there was
never any rationale for music?
Melody Deceives: "Poets also make use of this
in inventing words, as a melody "without strings" or "without the
lyre"; for they employ epithets from negations,
a course which is approved in proportional metaphors..
- The form of diction should be neither metrical nor without rhythm.
- If it is metrical, it lacks persuasiveness, for it appears artificial, and at the same time it distracts the hearer's
since it sets him on the watch for the recurrence of such and such a cadence..
According to Philo, the
gods of the pagans exploit this weakness of
men. For the sake of a better effect, and with the intention
of more easily cheating
their devotes, that they have set their
lies to melodies, rhythms and meters.." Click for more.
Anderson etal: Every village has its synagogue
and a ritual is laid down which, after the
destruction of Jerusalem under the Roman rule in
A.D. 70, is to develop the vocal part of the
Jewish musical traditions in all the
Mediterranean lands and, at the greater dispersal
that followed, to carry it into every part of the
civilized world. But a dispersed Jewry was a
sorrowing Jewry, and in the
synagogues that were now to be found almost
everywhere in the known world an abstention from
instrumental music served as a lasting reminder of
the glories of the Temple worship
of the past, which should, it was confidently
believed, after a period of patient waiting some
day be renewed.’
direct command, practice from the wilderness onward, the
practice of Jesus, the command through the word
"ekklesia," the practices of Paul, the commands of Paul
and the universal practice of the PRE-apostate church
"there was never any praise service in the synagogue"
The sacrificial system of which "noise" was exorcism was
restricted to Jerusalem, inside the walls, at but never
IN the temple. The Jews ceased the use of music
because it would have been a sin to use it after the
sacrificial system was about dead long before the time
See our notes on the Synagogue.
No, the synagogue was by definition NOT a place to do
musical rejoicing because THAT was what lost them their
nation and temple. No synagogue added an instrument
until 1815. It is true that cantillation or chanting
developed into something very elaborate. We would still not
call it singing in the "churchy sense."
None of the Bible is metrical and CANNOT be sung in a tunful
sense if your life depended on it.
synagogue or church in the wilderness was to QUARANTINE the
civillians FROM the pagan sacrificial systems. The Sabbath
was an evil day and rituals were held and this derived from
Babylon along with the tithe. The citizens met in thes
synagogues which always existed but which was the only
"religious" institution after the RETURN. The
synagogue was devoted to the WORD and prayer and "never had
a praise service." When the temple was destroyed there
was no rationale and not legal to use instrumental music.
They continued with the psalms which were chanted or spoken
in cantillation as defined by PSALMOS.
Only in time did the changing get more embellished and
no one dared use an organ until the year 1815.
These conventionalities of pitch
result in an elementary form of song, and thus became early
known as "singing to speech" ( accentus). But when a
larger audience is addressed the assistance of a sing-song
utterance in marking this accent or prosody, and
rendering the precise interdependence of the successive words
unmistakable, has been recognized by all who have ever had
to speak in the open air or in a large building, and has
been from the earliest ages adopted for the public
recitation of sacred texts. Among Jews the desire to read
the Scriptures in the manner described in Neh. viii. 8 has
from time immemorial resulted in the use of some sort of
musical declamation. This mode of recitation, depending not
upon the rhythm and sequence of the sounds chanted, but upon
the rhythm and sequence of the syllables to which they are
chanted, is known as cantillation.
Music in the Synagogue: Britannica
"The description of the
synagogue service above noted the role of the hazzan, or cantor. It is he who reads the service and declaims the
scriptural lessons to certain set musical modes
that vary with the season and occasion.
In the 19th century in Western Europe
much of the traditional music was either discarded or re-worked under the
influence of western forms and styles. In addition the
pipe-organ was introduced and was the centre of stormy
Anderson etal: Zondervan, p.562 – “The Jews refused
to play the lyre (kinnor) during the Babylonian
Exile. They suspended their kinnorim
on the willows; how could they ‘sing the
Lord’s song in a strange land?’ (Ps. 137:4).
The kinnor was gay,
and when the prophets of
old admonished the people, they threatened that
the kinnor, the symbol of joy and happiness,
would be silenced unless the people repented
from their sins.”
Those involved with the sacrificial system knew that it was
not legal to play sacrificial music outside of Canaan. The Willow
Tree also has symbolid association with Orpheus:
it was Orpheus and the Lesbian women who invented THRESKIA
or IMpure religion. The added tune or rhythm but "tunefulness"
did not really exist. The symbol of Orpheus to which the
Jews had been abandoned at Mount Sinai because of Musical
Worship was usually meant when they spoke of Lord. This
also connects with Dionysus and Zeus in the Abomination of
Desolation which proves that this MUSICAL worship was always
the MARK of sexual and homosexual JOY. They made TOO
MUCH JOY with wine women and song and lost everything that had
any meaning to them. However, they were exiled BECAUSE
of this idolatry and the tiny remmant were largely
cured so that there was NO musical worship connected with
Jesus warned that truth had been hidden in parables
from the foundation of the world. This was to fool the fools
like the Scribes and Pharisees whom Jesus identified as hypocrites:
rhetoricians, singers and musicians. The
connections between the abandoned Jews and the Greeks and
Egyptians is clear.
Pausanias, Greece.  Turning our gaze again to the lower part
of the picture we see, next after Patroclus, Orpheus sitting
on what seems to be a sort of hill; he grasps with his left
hand a harp, and with his right he touches a willow. It is
the branches that he touches, and he is leaning against the
tree. The grove seems to be that of Persephone, where grow,
as Homer thought,2 black poplars and willows. The
appearance of Orpheus is Greek, and neither his garb nor his
head-gear is Thracian.
 On the other side of the
willow-tree Promedon is leaning against it. Some there are
who think that the name Promedon is as it were a poetic
invention of Polygnotus; others have said that Promedon was a Greek who
was fond of listening to all kinds of music,
especially to the singing of Orpheus.
During their captivity the
Jews were really "going home." Remember that it was Jubal,
Jabal, Tubal-Cain and Naamah who introduced the Babylonian
form of magic and music.
"Some of the psalms express a
tribalistic hatred of foreign powers; even the beautiful
laments of the exiles 'by the waters of Babylon,' for
example, concludes with the assurance that the daughter of
Babylon will be destroyed. 'Happy shall he be, that taketh
and dasheth the little ones against the stones.'
"But in nearly a third of the
collection the 'enemies' whose death the psalmist so
confidently prays for and anticipates are not Gentile
nations, but indivitual Jews who do not share the
religious conviction of the Hasidim (Pharisees). In the
words of Psalm 58, 'the righteous shall rejoice when he
seeth the vengeance: he shall wash his feet in the blood
of the wicked. So that a man shall say, Verily there is
reward for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth
in the earth." (Parkes, Henry Bamford, Gods and Men The
Origins of Western Culture, p. 134, Knopf)
Naamah 'Lilith' is usually derived
from the Babylonian-Assyrian word 'lilitu,' 'a
female demon, or wind-spirit' -- one of a triad mentioned in Babylonian
spells. But she appears earlier as 'Lillake' on a 2000 BC
Sumerian tablet from
Ur containing the tale of
Gilgamesh and the Willow Tree.
There she is a demoness dwelling in the trunk of a willow tree
tended by the Goddess Inanna (Anath) on the banks of the
Lilith typifies the Anath-worshipping Canaanite women,
who were permitted pre-nuptial promiscuity. Time after
time the prophets denounced Israelite women for following
at first, apparently, with the priests' approval --
since their habit of dedicating to God the
fees thus earned is expressly forbidden in
Lilith's flight to the
Red Sea recalls the ancient Hebrew view that water
attracts demons. Tortured and rebellious demons" also
found safe harbourage in Egypt. Thus Asmodeus, who had
strangled Sarah's first six husbands, fled "to the
uttermost parts of Egypt" (Tobit VIII:3), when Tobias
burned the heart and liver of a fish on their wedding
nigh. Click for More
"The very name Orpheus is just a synonym for Bel, the name of the great
Babylonian god, which, while originally given to Cush,
became hereditary in the line of his deified descendants. Bel signifies 'to mix,'
as well as to confound,' and 'Orv' in Hebrew, which in Chaldee becomes Orph signifies
also 'to mix.'
But 'Orv,' or 'Orph,'
signifies besides 'a willow-tree;' and therefore, in exact
accordance with the mystic system, we find the symbol of Orpheus among the
Greeks to have been a willow tree.
"Since the Babylonian Jews were unable to participate in the
worship of the cultus as in former days, the exile marked
an important turning-point in their religious developmemt.
Open-air meetings by the Kabar irrigation-canal
replaced gatherings in the Temple and its precincts,
Kabar or Chebar is
Chabar (h2266) khaw-bar'; a prim.
root; to join (lit. or fig.); spec. (by means of spells)
to fascinate: - charm (-er), be compact, couple
(together), have fellowship with, heap up, join (self,
Ephraim is joined to
idols: let him alone. Ho.4:17
Anderson etal: 3. Since instruments were not used
in the synagogues and there was no longer a temple
in which to use them, they were increasingly
associated with pagan worship and secular theater.
They were PROOFS of paganism even at Mount Sinai when they
rose up to play in musical idolatry. They are connected with
paganism (king-clergy) by the prophets by the Spirit of Christ
who calls the monarchy robbers and parasites. In the
Greek world a PARASITE was one who made loud noise during
Instruments were never used IN the Holy Place as
typical of the body or Church of Christ. It is said that when
Jesus came the Jews had no GOD and had no TEMPLE. The
temple was called HEROD'S temple and the priestly leadership
were HIRELING and not Israelites. Even if the temple had
stood the common people would be put OUTSIDE the gates when
the animal burning was signalled by the trumpets and NOISE of
instruments. That is why Paul says that if we want to find
Jesus we have to go OUTSIDE the massed multituted or camp and
suffer reproaches with Jesus. The "congregation"
assembled for sacrificial noise or music was only the king,
clergy and national leadership. And THEY had been turned over
to worship the starry host BECAUSE of musical idolatry at
may have been few skilled musicians
among the new Christians since it was the priests
who were responsible for developing their skills
in Temple service.
I believe the priests blew the authorized
trumpets of God: it was the Levitical Warrior Musicians who
played instruments to make a great crashing noise.
Whey would they even think about it since the culture
of the synagogue outlawed both singing and instruments and
the universal mark of instruments was perverted paganism.
The prophecy of the King of Babylon is really pictured at
Topheth which was once the King's Music Grove where Asherah
was worshipped and infants were sacrificed to Molech with
music. We are not aware of any of the NATIONAL
Levites who were converted and they and their harps were
cause to ROT and burn up or be consumed by MAGGOTS at
Hell--just outside the city walls. Jews lament the
tens of thousands of harps which were destroyed. Maybe
if God LOVED instrumental music He might have saved one or
two. No. No Bible student can even hallucinate "making
music" in the ekklesia.
The Apostolic Constitions which
may date about the year 200 but certainly reflects the
general understanding of the church assembly notes:
For He has delivered us from the
sword, and hath freed us from famine, and sustained us;
has delivered us from sickness, has preserved us from an
evil tongue. For all which things do we give Thee thanks
who has given
us an articulate
to confess withal,
And all these members dost
Thou form from a little
in the womb;
and added to it a suitable tongue as an instrument to modulate withal,
and a proper taste, and a suitable touch, and a sight for contemplation,and the hearing of sounds, and the smelling of vapours, and hands for
work, and feet for walking.
and after the formation dost Thou bestow
on it an immortal
and producest it into the light as a rational creature, even
If one belonging to
(1) come, whether it be
man or woman, or charioteer, or dueller, or racer, or
player of prizes, or Olympic gamester, or one that plays
on the pipe, on the lute, or on the harp at those games, or a dancing-master or an huckster,
(2) either let them
leave off their employments, or let them be rejected. If a
soldier come, let him be taught to "do no injustice, to
accuse no man falsely, and to be content with his
he submit to those rules, let him be received; but if he
refuse them, let him be rejected. He that is guilty of
sins not to be named, a sodomite, an effeminate person, a
magician, an enchanter, an astrologer, a diviner, an
user of magic verses, a juggler, a mountebank, one that
makes amulets, a charmer, a soothsayer, a fortune-teller, an observer of palmistry; he
that, when he meets you, observes defects in the eyes or
feet of the birds or cats, or noises, or symbolical
let these be proved for some time,
Anderson etal: 5. The use of instruments may
have been implicit in the early fathers’
use of the word Psalm.
Zondervan, p. 564. The Psaltery –
“. . . ten-stringed, rectangular zither. To the
early Church Fathers this psaltery was symbolic: the
ten strings, the Ten Commandments; and
the four sides, the Gospels.”
like song can be read, recited, sung or sung with an
instrument. However PSALM does not include the
instrument. Because the BOOK of Psalms is a GREEK
translation we know that they used a word consistent with
the form of music recognized in the Greek pagan rituals
which was always destructive. That is why all of the
"instrumental" Psalms have destructive or even polluted
meanings because they were "warrior chants." The Psalms
are NOT metrical and cannot be sung as the apologist plans
to do which was always called charming, enchanting or
"The name of psaltery entered Christian literature
in the 3rd century B.C. translation of the Old Testament
called the Septuagint where, in the Psalms, nebel was translated psalterion. Thus,
idolatrous ensemble included
the Aramic psantria. Notice, also, that the book of Psalms has
also become known as the Psalter (or psalterium), from the hymns sung with this harp.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore
cubits (60), and the breadth thereof six
he set it up in the plain of Dura (circle), in
the province of Babylon. Dan 3:1
The Temple in Jerusalem had two of
these Phallic Imagtes out front!
That at what time ye
hear the sound of the (1) cornet, (2) flute, (3) harp, (4)
sackbut, (5) psaltery, (6) dulcimer, and all kinds of
musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that
Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: Dan 3:5
are named Six Times in in Six verses.
us of a NEW WINESKIN religion which is made of THAT
WHICH DIED OF ITSELF:
Nebel (h5035) neh'-bel; or nebel
nay'-bel; from 5034; a skin- bag for liquids (from collapsing when empty); hence
a vase (as similar in shape when full); also a lyre (as having a body of like
form): - bottle, pitcher, psaltery, vessel, viol
Nabel (h5034) naw-bale'; a prim.
root; to wilt; gen. to fall away, fail, faint; fig. to be
foolish or (mor.) wicked; causat. to despise,
disgrace: - disgrace, dishonour, lightly esteem, fade
(away, - ing), fall (down, -ling, off), do foolishly, come
to nought, * surely, make vile, wither..
Nabal (h5036) naw-bawl'; from
5034; stupid; wicked
(espec. impious): - fool (-ish, -ish man, -ish woman),
Anderson etal: Whatever the reasons for
the lack of instruments in the early
church, we must hold scripture supreme over
True: and all Bible students and
historic scholars KNEW that instruments were OUTLAWED and
always associated with destructive events and even Satan,
prostitutes and Sodomites.
Justin Martyr a.d. 110-165
And the wealthy among us help the
needy; and we always keep together; and for all
we are supplied, we bless the Maker of all through His Son
Jesus Christ, and through the Holy Ghost.
And on the day called Sunday, (th tou Hliou legomenh
hmera.) all who live in cities or in the country gather
together to one place, and the memoirs of the apostles
or the writings of the prophets are read,
as long as time permits; then, when the reader has ceased,
the president verbally instructs, and exhorts
to the imitation of these good things .
Till I come, give attendance to (public) reading, to
exhortation, to doctrine.1Ti.4:13