TABRET KJV term for tambourine. Scripture associates the tambourine with occasions of strong emotion: farewells (Genesis 31:27); prophetic ecstasy (1 Samuel 10:5); a victory procession (1 Samuel 18:6); the procession of the ark to Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:5). Tambourine music often accompanied festive occasions of drinking and merrymaking (Isaiah 5:12; Isaiah 24:8; Isaiah 30:32; Jeremiah 31:4).
Often women were the musicians (1 Samuel 18:6; 2 Samuel 6:5; Psalms 68:25). See Music, Instruments, Dancing.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.