Ancient Nevel (Harp)
|Lyre, Kinnor, Kithara|
A number of possibilities have been proposed for what kind of instrument the nevel was; these include the psaltery, and the kithara, both of which are strummed instruments like the kinnor, with strings running across the sound box, like the modern guitar and zither. Most scholars believe the nevel was a frame harp, a plucked instrument with strings rising up from its sound box.
The word nevel has been adopted for “harp” in modern Hebrew.
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