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Sackbut


Sackbut, Dan. 3:5, 7, 10, 15, the rendering in the Authorized Version of the Chaldee sabbeca. If this musical instrument be the same as the Greek and Latin sambuca, the English translation is entirely wrong. The sackbut was a wind-instrument [see Music]; the sambuca was a triangular instrument, with strings, and played with the hand.