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Lyre

1. A stringed instrument of music; a kind of harp much used by the ancients, as an accompaniment to poetry.

The lyre was the peculiar instrument of apollo, the tutelary god of music and poetry. It gave name to the species of verse called lyric, to which it originally furnished an accompaniment

2. (Science: astronomy) One of the constellations; lyra. See lyra.

(Science: zoology) lyre bat, the leatherback.

Origin: oe. Lire, OF. Lyre, L. Lyra, gr. Cf. Lyra.


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Who did we evolve from?

... expound later. CONTEXT, CONTEXT, CONTEXT. In Gen 4:20, Jabal, a descendent of Cain, is described as "the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe." This is impossible since Jabal's line died out in the flood, so he is the ancestor of no one alive today, lyre player or not. I ...

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by biotchr
Fri May 19, 2006 2:57 pm
 
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Who did we evolve from?

... contradictory to the first story. In Gen 4:20, Jabal, a descendent of Cain, is described as "the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe." This is impossible since Jabal's line died out in the flood, so he is the ancestor of no one alive today, lyre player or not. In ...

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by alextemplet
Thu May 18, 2006 1:57 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Who did we evolve from?
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Origins of life

... contradicts the account from the first chapter. It gets worse. Cain, Adam's eldest son, is described as the ancestor of all those who play the lyre and pipe (Gen 4:21). This is obviously not true because David played the lyre and was descended from Adam's third son Seth, not from Cain; also, ...

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by alextemplet
Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:18 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
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