almah

(redirected from Alamot)

almah

(ˈælmə) ,

alma

,

alme

or

almeh

n
an Egyptian dancing girl or singer, who entertains or mourns professionally
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Samson Raphael Hirsch (2) suggests that the psalm's theme, which he gleans from its superscription, is "hiddenness" (from alamot, understood as [begin strikethrough]-> [end strikethrough] ne'elamot) [begin strikethrough],[end strikethrough] or, more precisely, the hidden purpose of history.
The Bible also mentions the nevel 'asor or 'asor, probably a ten-stringed nevel; the nevel 'al-'alamot or 'alamot, apparently an alto-pitched or "maidenly" nevel; and the kinnor 'al-hashsheminit or hashsheminit, a "lyre upon the eighth.")
[Hebrew text omitted] 'alamot "young women, girls." The word does not imply virginity, contra the interpretation of 'almah in Isa.