Wednesday, June 7, 2017

A Davidic Harp Chrismon Pattern

One etymology of Kinneret, the Hebrew name of the Sea of Galilee, is that it derives from kinnor, on account of the shape of the lake resembling that of the instrument. If this etymology is correct it may be relevant to the question of the shape of the instrument.
Davidic harps are shaped to resemble the Sea of Galilee and are often included on Chrismon trees. Above I have included a simpler version of the pattern below for those of you working with little ones. The complicated design below may be used for embroidery.
Scriptural References for Davidic Harp Chrismons:
  • "O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth." Psalm 96:1 (KJV)
  • "David sang this song to the LORD on the day the LORD rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. He sang: "The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. He is my refuge, my savior, the one who saves me from violence." 2 Samuel 22:1-3 (NLT)
  • "David praised the LORD in the presence of the whole assembly, saying, "Praise be to you, LORD, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting." 1 Chronicles 29:10 (NIV)

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