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Title of Psalm 5, Gesenius explains, "upon the flutes," from chalil a "perforated instrument", chaalal ("to bore"); a direction "to the chief musician" that it was to be sung to wind instruments in the temple service; compare Psalm 87:7, "players on instruments," i.e. flute or pipe players (cholelim, Gesenius), "dancers" (Hengstenberg, from chuwl). Hengstenberg on Psalm 5 title objects, el ("upon") is never used to introduce the instruments. The title enigmatically and poetically expresses the subject. Septuagint translated "concerning the heiress"; so Vulgate. She is the church, possessing the Lord as her "inheritance" (Psalm 16:5), or possessed by Him as "His inheritance" (Deuteronomy 32:9). The plural "upon the inheritances" marks the plurality of members in the church; or else "upon the lots," namely, the twofold inheritances, blessing from God to the righteous, misery to the wicked.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'nehiloth' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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