Wednesday, March 16, 2011

"Stringed Instruments - The Nebel And Nebel-Azor" (1914)

Leaving further exploration of the page and its related links for another day, here is an article dating from 1914 on the rather mysterious nevel and the derivative nevel `asor mentioned in Hebrew Scripture. It was written before the discovery of what are apparently the only extant representations in art of the nevel from any period: those on the bar Kokhba coins of the second century AD (see left for an example). Its conclusions should be taken with a grain of salt accordingly: some direct and positive evidence (which we have now) is better than none (which we had then).

- John Wheeler (יוחנן רכב)