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Thread #77798 Message #1394484
Posted By: nutty
31-Jan-05 - 01:36 PM
Thread Name: What are jubal hounds?
Subject: RE: What are jubal hounds?
Dictionary com gives three defenitions of the word Jubal
In the Bible, a descendant of Cain who is said to have invented musical instruments.
Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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jubilee, music, Lamech's second son by Adah, of the line of Cain. He was the inventor of "the harp" (Heb. kinnor, properly "lyre") and "the organ" (Heb. 'ugab, properly "mouth-organ" or Pan's pipe), Gen. 4:21.
Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
Jubal, he that runs; a trumpet
Source: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
I would consider the third definition to be an accurate description of hounds giving chase.