Alamoth (Al´uh-moth; Heb., “young maidens”)

A musical direction of unknown origin and meaning. Its derivation has led some to suggest it may mean “to be sung by young women” (Ps 46), but its use as a direction for playing the harp (1Chr 15:20) implies a musical theme or rhythm.

Ps 46

God's Defense of His City and People
To the leader. Of the Korahites. According to Alamoth. A Song.
1God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trou ... View more

1Chr 15:20

20Zechariah, Aziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Maaseiah, and Benaiah were to play harps according to Alamoth;

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