Jablonski, Marek (Michael)


II. Ancient Israel/Palestine



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II. Ancient Israel/Palestine


1. Introduction.

2. The Canaanite inheritance.

3. Israel and Judah in the Iron Age (c1000–586 bce).

4. The Persian and Hellenistic/Roman periods (586 bce–70 ce).

Jewish music, §II: Ancient Israel/Palestine

1. Introduction.


Ancient Israel/Palestine is here defined as roughly the territory now covered by modern Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and the southern part of coastal Syria (fig.2). Inhabited by many different peoples and cultures throughout the period under consideration, from the Neolithic era until Roman times, the music history of the region shows a great diversity of traditions. Although the strong influences of Egypt and Mesopotamia are evident, so, too, is the development of a distinct musical culture particular to the area.

The major source of information about the music of ancient Israel/Palestine is archaeological – examples of musical instruments and iconographical evidence depicting musical scenes. However, literary texts (notably the Old Testament and the writings of such Roman authors as Josephus) also shed some light on to the subject for the later period in particular. The Bible contains a substantial number of references to various kinds of musical instruments, many of which have been identified with surviving examples, and often provides valuable information on the social and religious contexts in which they were performed; for further discussion of the individual instruments, see Biblical instruments. (The abbreviation IAA is used for the Israel Antiquities Authority.)



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