ATS Bible DictionaryTaber
To beat the tabret, a small drum or tambourine. The word is used in Nahum 2:7 of women beating their breasts in sign of grief.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaTABER
ta'-ber (taphaph, "to strike a timbrel" ((Psalm 68:25)): The word is used only once in the King James Version, namely, in the exceedingly graphic account of the capture of Nineveh given in Nahum 2:7. The queen (perhaps the city personified) is dishonored and led into ignominious captivity, followed by a mourning retinue of "maids of honor" who taber upon, that is, beat violently, their breasts. Such drumming on the breasts was a gesture indicative of great grief (Luke 18:3).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) Same as Tabor
Strong's Hebrew8608. taphaph -- to sound the timbrel, beat... taber
, play with timbrels. A primitive root; to drum, ie Play (as) on the tambourine -- taber
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