"[Friedmann] proposes that Israel's birth as a free nation was marked by the Song of the Sea, its monarchic system was defined by the archetypal musician-king David, its moral and ethical guidelines were often received through musical prophecy, and its appointed institution for mediating worship was designed and officiated by priestly musicians. He also argues that Israel was more musically developed than neighboring civilizations."
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About the Author
Jonathan L. Friedmann is a professor of Jewish music history at the Academy for Jewish Religion, California, and Extraordinary Professor of theology at North-West University (South Africa). He is the author, editor or compiler of eleven other books on music and religion. Visit his website at jonathanfriedmann.com.