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The music of the Bible,
revealed by chironomy?
By Suzanne Haik Ventoura (1978)

The approach taken by Suzanne Haik Ventoura to find the key to the Hebrew musical notation from the signs that accompany the biblical text is especially exciting and moving.
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The music of the Bible revealed
A millennium rating decrypted
Suzanne Haik Ventoura
Bernier Institute Award
Dessain and Tolra, 10 rue Cassette, Paris
This former student of the Conservatory
National de Paris is committed to a
of the most difficult problems
ancient musicology

decipher the Hebrew musical notation,
as it is kept in
the Bible over the centuries, and
attempt a reconstruction of the scales used, explain the system of biblical prosody (unaccompanied monody) resulting from the notated music, discover the two complementary musical systems - upper and lower signs, and thereby throw a new light on some signs evoking tonic, dominant and sub-dominant, and then using this arsenal, reconstitute the original cantillation.
For many centuries,
music was represented
and transmitted by gestures.
This suggestive practice
is called chironomy.
"With joy and
this song by
hands (Al Yede)
David "
2 Chronicles 23: 18
For many centuries, music has been shown and transmitted by gestures. This suggestive practice, the mime is a relic, called the chironomy. This term refers to the hand gestures (hand and fingers) expressing a sound, your starting intervals, bending of the melodic line, etc ... The elders also call: mute music. (P 475)
This is Rabbi Akiba (40-135) that the Babylonian Talmud attributes this requirement to include the right hand tonal values ​​of the Bible reading AA110. The discovery in 1947 of the Dead Sea scrolls could confirm this use. Manuscripts contain curious signs, which would be other than chironomiques entries (p.109)
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Sarcophagus, called "Sarcophagus of the Spouses" Cp 5194
Denon Etruria Room 18
The couple made the same gesture with the right hand extended, the last two index fingers folded.
This is probably a scene of musical chironomy: the inner eye of the two deceased suggests the evocation of a sweet melody.
S. H. Vantoura, page 92 (XI)
The Bible says, in veiled chironomy. We read in 2 Chronicles 23:18: "With joy and with this song by the hands of David" (TMN, Thompson, note there). The chroniclers indicate repeatedly that choral conducting Levites was by gestures "with both hands." And that doing so was called "David." (P 23). It was necessary that the actions "hands" (plural specified) cheironomic have a meaning, it is said that the chiefs led him, with "hand" (1 Chronicles 25: 2, Old Testament Interlinear Hebrew-French, United Bible Societies, 2007). (P108)

The Bible says,

Columnists to specify
repeatedly that management
choir of Levites was by
gestures "with both hands."
Only the Hebrew text does mention this fact. "Al Yede David": "from the hands of David," say verbatim reporters commenting on the return of the Babylonian captivity (Ezra 3:10).

This reference to chironomy goes unnoticed by most translators. Edward Dhorme takes care to mention "hands," and he adds "fashions, ways of doing" when he should have said simply: according chironomy David (p.152) puts Chouraqui:. "For praise YHWH, by the hand of David, king of Israel. "
Such actions can they make a communicable sacred music? It's possible. A gesture for each sign symbolizes, as well as numerical notation, the music that could have been designed for it!

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