Music in Ancient Israel/Palestine
Archaeological, Written, and Comparative SourcesBook - 2002
This is not a study of omusic in the Bibleo or music in obiblical timeso but a unique, in-depth investigation of the historical periods and cultures that influenced the music of the region and its people. Braun combines significant archaeological findings u musical instruments, terra cotta and metal figures, etched stone illustrations, mosaics u with evidence drawn from written (mainly biblical) texts and anthropological, sociological, and linguistic sources.
The portrait Braun assembles of this past musical world is both fascinating and innovative, suggesting a reconsideration of many views long accepted by tradition. Enhanced with numerous illustrations and photographs that bring the archaeological evidence to life, this exceptional work will be a valued resource for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the history of music, biblical studies, Jewish studies, and the cultures of the ancient Near East.