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Hooray...I made it to the end! It's the final day for taking part in the 2014 A-Z Challenge - 26 posts on 26 days of April, with Sundays off. Although I'm done with posting for the challenge, I still have a lot of blogs to visit on the original signup list. I've been trying to keep up with ten blogs visits per day, but I need to take a mini break for now...this challenge has been exhausting!!! Just in case you missed any of my previous AtoZ posts, you can find a complete list of them here. So before I go and without any further ado, today's letter is: Z for Zither
In Biblical times, music played a vital role in everyday lives. (Daniel 3:5, 7, 10, 15) There was music for rejoicing (Exodus 15:1-21), dirges in times of death and sorrow (2 Samuel 1:17-27; 3:31-34) but most importantly, music was and still is extensively used in worship to Jehovah God. (1 Chronicles 23:5; 2 Chronicles 7:6; Psalms 136; 144:9; Revelation 5:9, 10; 14:1-3)
The zither (Aramaic "qathrohs" or Greek "Kithara") is a musical string instrument, consisting of many strings stretched across a thin, flat body. It is played by strumming or plucking the strings, either with one's fingers, or using a tool called a plectrum. Like a guitar or lute, a zither's body serves as a sound box, but unlike them, a zither has no neck. The number of strings varies from as few as twelve to more than fifty.
*Scriptures ~ New World Translation Bible (2013) available to read/download free here
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