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Maschil


Mas’chil (song of wisdom), the title of thirteen Psalms: Psalm 32, 42, 44, 45, 52, 53, 54, 55, 74, 78, 88, 89, 142. Ewald regards Ps. 47:7 (DAV, “sing ye praises with understanding”; Heb. maschil) as the key to the meaning of maschil, which in his opinion is a musical term denoting a melody requiring great skill in its execution.