All the Music of the Bible

by Herbert Lockyer, Jr.
"All" series

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Retail: $17.95
Size: 6.125 x 9.125 inches
Binding: paper
Pages: 224
Pub Date: 2004
ISBN: 1565635310
ISBN-13: 9781565635319
Item Number: 35310
Categories: Biblical Studies and Interpretation; Worship

Product Description

An Exploration of Musical Expression in Scripture and in the Church

In All the Music of the Bible, Rev. Herbert Lockyer Jr. presents the songs, musical methods, and instruments employed by the people of God. His insights into biblical theology include musical analogies and cover the many functions of musical expression. Lockyer also reviews the music of the church from the New Testament through the Reformation. Illustrations of the musical instruments mentioned in the Bible, and descriptions of their sounds and uses in worship will whet the appetites of musicians, music-lovers, and Christians with a song in their hearts for all the music of the Bible.

All the Music of the Bible is part of the classic “All” series books that have graced the shelves of pastors, students, and lay people for decades. This book continues the series’ tradition of offering a faithful and comprehensive treatment of biblical subjects.

“The Bible abounds in praise and reverberates with the music of heaven. Glance over its sacred pages, and you will find that its psalms outweigh its sighs. Passages speaking of war, suffering, sorrow, strife, fears, and of all that destroys the music of the soul are few in comparison with the multitude of references to praise, joy, singing, happiness, gladness, and peace. No matter where you turn in the Bible, melody predominates over misery and songs over sobs.”
—Rev. Dr. Herbert Lockyer Sr., from the preface


". . . a relaxed yet informative look at the instruments, singing, songwriting, and music performance in the Bible."
Christianity Today

"Haven’t you always wondered what the word "Selah" means, in the Book of Psalms? Did you know King Nebuchadnezzar had an orchestra?

"I doubt that anyone who teaches Sunday school, preaches, or leads small groups is not yet aware of—and thankful for—the "All" series by Herbert Lockyer, Sr. (All the Prayers of the Bible, etc.). Lockyer Jr. expands on his father’s magnum opus with this wonderful new resource. He begins by telling of music’s origins, music of the ancients, and musical instruments mentioned in the Bible (he includes descriptions, sketches, and thoughts on how they might have sounded). He examines the significance of Hebrew poetry to the songs of King David, Isaiah and King Solomon (Solomon wrote 1,005 of them!), songs of New Testament times through the Reformation, and finally the birth of the modern hymn.

"This book is well written, informative and enjoyable reading. There are excellent notes, helpful appendices, sketches and bibliography. A valuable music resource for all congregational libraries and an excellent reference for church musicians."
Church and Synagogue Libraries

“It is an ambitious goal to describe ‘All the Music of the Bible’ in just over 200 pages. Lockyer states his intent is to speak in simple terms and in that effort is quite successful. This is a book intended for the laymen to enjoy.”
Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

“Lockyer’s writing is passionate and thoughtful, readable and thorough, making it easy to recommend his book as a resource for churches seeking to rethink the theological significance of worship in music.”
Expository Times

“This is a melodious offering that should find its way on to the shelves of every church library. It will be music to the ears of students and pastors for its straightforward and unpretentious style. It is the everyperson’s comprehensive source on Biblical music, leaving the minutiae to other sources and providing a well-rounded and inclusive foundation that will inspire readers to spend more time making music that reading about it. ”
Ashland Theological Journal

“This popular but instructive account of music, musicians, and musical instruments in the Bible includes a few illustrations, notes, and a bibliography. Though not addressing scholars, a wide audience is well served.”
International Review of Biblical Studies

“This book is well written, informative, and enjoyable reading. There are excellent notes, helpful appendices, sketches and bibliography. A valuable music resource for all congregational libraries and an excellent reference for church musicians.”
Church and Synagogue Libraries

Author Bio

At the request of his father, Rev. Herbert Lockyer Jr (1913–2010) edited many of his father''s books in the "All" series. He gathered together his father''s writings and provided supplemental information from his own studies. Lockyer Jr received his MA from Loyola University, Chicago, and was a Presbyterian minister for many years.

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