Where there drums in the Old Testament?


1 Chronicles 15:16

ESV - 16 David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
To my knowledge, although percussion instruments (the family to which drums belong) are mentioned in the Old Testament, there is no specific reference to an instrument that we would think of as a drum. The closest instrument to it that I am aware of would have been the timbrel, which was a circular hand-held instrument similar to a tambourine that could have included a covering fashioned from an animal skin or similar material that could be struck with the hand to produce a drum-like sound.

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