# Music and Musical Instruments in the Bible From “What Christians Want To Know”

Posted on May 1, 2022.

Music and musical instruments were used in Biblical times just as they are today to praise, worship and even soothe the soul. Some of the instruments mentioned in the Bible that we may not recognize include the tabrets and timbrels which are very much like the modern-day tambourine. Also mentioned only one time in the Bible is the sackbut – much like the trombone. And then there is the psaltery which might resemble a dulcimer where the strings are plucked rather than struck with a hammer. And I imagine that the viol is much like a violin that was held vertically and played with a bow – like a cello.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           From “What Christians Want To Know”