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L11 (54. 55. and 67) should also be played by Asaph on the cymbals. He does not mention I Chron. 25:3"leduthun on the kin nor. " probably because verse 6 reports that Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman played the m"$iltayyim (cymbals), nevel, and kinnor. But if the sons of Asaph and Heman played only the cymbals, as he asserts, then what instruments were used by the sons of leduthun to accompany the psalms assigned to them-the kin nor or the nevel? We have presented all this in order to show how many constraints limited Saadiah in his attempt to conclude that "what was [ordained to be accompanied] with the nevel was not said with the kinnor.

7). The fact that David "divided this psalm in this book [Psalms] into two 22 FOUR APPROACHES TO THE BOOK OF PSALMS parts, after making it a single recitation in Chronicles, teaches us that they are [assigned] to two different times": Psalm 105: 1-15 (= I Chron. 16:822) is to be chanted with the morning sacrifice, while Psalm 96, plus the three verses 136: I and 106:47-48 (= I Chron. 16:23-36a) is to be chanted with the evening sacrifice. Since the end of I Chron. 16 notes that Zadok and his sons continued to offer the daily morning and evening burntofferings in Gibeon (vv.

But if the sons of Asaph and Heman played only the cymbals, as he asserts, then what instruments were used by the sons of leduthun to accompany the psalms assigned to them-the kin nor or the nevel? We have presented all this in order to show how many constraints limited Saadiah in his attempt to conclude that "what was [ordained to be accompanied] with the nevel was not said with the kinnor. :lO! was not permitted to be said with the me$iltayyim" (p. 32). The indirect testimony from Chronicles permitted him to increase the number of psalms with an identified accompanying instrument from two to twenty, 57 but this is still too narrow a base on which to ground the instrumental condition.

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