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This chapter actually concludes most of the research, except for a chapter on dance that will follow. Several reasons combined to push this issue to the margins of the present study
Continuation of the review on the various musical instruments that were used in the temple at the end of the Second Temple, with Greek influence
In this chapter we will review the development of stringed instruments
The Jews in the Greek-Hellenistic space were more involved in everything related to Greek customs that penetrated Judaism such as the hemansion and especially music
It has already been mentioned several times the brave connection forged between Greek and Hellenistic philosophy and music - the Pythagorean school that attributed a supreme moral value to music, the Platonic school that insisted on the relationship between music and nature
Compared to the countless sources concerning the music in the temple, there is little information about the sand music, and yet the research brings up interesting things
The beginning of the institution of the synagogue is rooted in the gatherings of the people in the temple in the days of Ezra the scribe and the reading of the Torah from his mouth. At first, the gathering was intended for Torah reading, while the liturgical element was added later, such as midrash and Torah study.
The shofar that stars on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur was a central instrument among the wind instruments in a temple. next to the trumpets. He was converted from his previous roles as an announcer of important events - coronations of kings and wars and became
The music in the temple was an important element in the celebrations of the three pilgrimages, with the many pilgrims who arrived in Jerusalem
One of the cardinal areas that highlighted the image of the second temple was the pilgrimage three times a year. The Ascensions, both as a framework and as a means, in which the many areas of the people's attachment to his temple were expressed and revealed.
We have already discussed the importance of the body known as "the funeral cadets". We will point here to another body called "the flowers of the priesthood". The flowers of the priesthood took a particularly prominent place in the issue of Yom Kippur, because in this ceremony
In the past we pointed to the important family element found in the temple's musical system. This phenomenon was common in neighboring Egypt and Mesopotamia. So much so that it took shape towards the establishment of musical guilds with a family foundation.
From harp and violin, through bells, trumpets and of course up to trumpets - each instrument had special instructions during the Second Temple period
In the second temple in Jerusalem, sacrifices were made, twice a day, for the peace of the emperor and the peace of Rome, as a practice that spread from the time of the emperor Augustus onwards - a period corresponding to the reign of King Herod) and was associated with bravery in music, in the way
During the time of the last Jewish kings, the Roman government rarely interfered with the internal affairs, therefore an orderly continuation was possible with regard to the Temple and within it - the musical management
The music customs in the temple during the Maccabean and Hasmonean times are under Greek influence
In this chapter I will review the development of temple music from the end of the days of Ezera and Nehemiah until the outbreak of the Maccabean rebellion
The Second Temple was characterized by musical accompaniment to the hymns of praise, and musical ceremonies intended for the pilgrims
Holistic and vocal music occupied a very important place in the biblical period and it is a matter of emphasis - the absence of a prominent and unique connection to worship specifically. The poetry that was common was secular and it included songs of sand, wine, feasting and debauchery. Here
This series deals with music and the historical foundations woven together in the fabric of both general and vocal music from the return of Zion to the fourth century AD, where next to the question: what they sang, what they played and on what instruments, the reference stands out
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