SELAH

SELAH
vox Hebraica, quae septuaginta tribus vicibus in Psalmis, ac semel in Prophetia Habacuc occurrens, quibusdam in aeternum, aliis idem quod Amen notat. Nonnullis pausae et quietis, vel elationis vocis signum, Rabbi Abraham Musica nota fuit, ut et Hieronymo in c. 3. Habacuc. LXX. Theodotio et Symmachus, per Graecum διάψαλμα solent vertere; et quidem hâc voce sententiae mutationem significari volunt aut cantûs aut rhythmi diversi, aliquando etiam immutationem personae cantantis, Commentatores Graeci. Chrysostomus illam personarum mutationem in psallendo designari arbitratur, quae non unius duntaxat personae esset, sed chori totius, cum Cantorum Praefectus, sicubi ita censuisset in medio Psalmi, partem reliquam etiam alteri choro canendam tradidisset: itaque illam in psallendo Cantorum successionem διάψαλμα fuisse appellatam. Quae sententia valde probabilis videtur Andr. Riveto, cum ipsa vox δια interruptionem et vicissitudinem psallentium innuere videatur. Vide eum Comm. in Psalm 24.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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