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Author Smith, John Arthur, 1946-
Title Music in ancient Judaism and early Christianity / John Arthur Smith.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2011.

Subject Music -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- History -- To 500.
Music in the Bible.
Music -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- To 500.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 271 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables; List of Music Examples; List of Abbreviations and Short Titles; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Background; 2 Music at the Tabernacle and the First Temple; 3 Music at the Second Temple, 1; 4 Music at the Second Temple, 2; 5 Music in Ancient Judaism Elsewhere than at the Temple, 1: In Religious Devotion and Worship; 6 Music in Ancient Judaism Elsewhere than at the Temple, 2: Outside Religious Devotion and Worship; 7 Music in Early Christianity, 1: The First to the Early Third Centuries.
8 Music in Early Christianity, 2: The Later Third and the Fourth Centuries9 Relationships and Influences; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
Summary John Arthur Smith presents the first full-length study of music among the ancient Israelites, the ancient Jews and the early Christians in the Mediterranean lands during the period from 1000 BCE to 400 CE. He considers the physical, religious and social setting of the music, and how the music was performed. The book serves as a reliable introduction as well as being an invaluable guide through one of the most complex periods of music history.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781409421610 (electronic bk.)
1409421619 (electronic bk.)
9781409409076 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1409409074 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 715159344
Additional Format Print version: Smith, John Arthur, 1946- Music in ancient Judaism and early Christianity. Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2011 9781409409076 (DLC) 2010032123 (OCoLC)747803706