Playing In The Spirit

Q

Thank you for an amazing website! So many things have been made clearer to me because of it. I was reading 1 Chronicles 25 this morning and the words “who were to prophesy with lyres, harps and cymbals” caught my attention. Can you explain how to prophesy with music?

A

The Hebrew word translated prophesy in 1 Chronicles 25:1-3 is “naba”. It also means to be under the influence of the Divine Spirit. Today we would say the musicians were “playing in the Spirit”.