Ancient Nevel (Harp)
The nevel or nebel (Hebrew: נֵ֤בֶל nêḇel) was a stringed instrument in use by the ancient Hebrew people. The Greeks referred to it as the nabla (νάβλα, cf. Latin nabilium). A number of possibilities have been proposed, but most scholars believe the nevel was a harp. The King James Version renders the word into English as psaltery or viol, and the Book of Common Prayer renders it lute. The word nevel means harp in modern Hebrew.
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