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Maschil / Maskil Definition?

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asked Aug 3, 2017 in Psalms by plainplow (1,440 points)

What does the term maschil or maskil mean? What is its definition?

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answered Aug 3, 2017 by bible-answers (3,520 points)

The term maschil occurs 14 times in the Old Testament – all of which are found in this book of Psalms.

The first occurrence of it is in Psalm 32.

It likely means something like a skillful song or a contemplative song. That latter option would make sense in Psalm 32 since that's a meditative or reflective psalm.

Source: https://www.explainingthebook.com/psalm-32-commentary/

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