There are several forms of the word PRAISE. Remember that David was not a "worship leader" nor did he write liturgy. After God turned the nation over to worship the starry host and then "fired" Him in favor of a national leader God understood that they wanted to WORSHIP like the nations. That is why the STARY WORSHIP at the national headquarters is quite identical to that of Canaan, Egypt or Babylon. The Levites were an old Egyptian sect devoted to FIRE and SUN worhship which included burning infants to Moloch right there in Jerusalem.
There are only 57 mizmors which would fit Paul's meaning of a PSALM: the others are in the BOOK of Psalms which was a word imposed in the GREEK translation. Only 50 of these are not restricted and when the nation quit teaching the PROSE Text and turned to the PSALMS these would have been the 1/3 used. None of them included the name of an instrument which is requred if you want to include one. Many of the psalms are TAUNT songs intended to drive the enemy into cowardice (remember Gideon).
Paul did not command us to TEACH by SPEAKING any of the Halal or prais
e poems: therefore, "Psalm" 150 would not have been included.
The # 150 is not a psalm but a halal or praise and even David confessed to MAKING HIMSELF VILE with the Girls in the Ark moving experience. A halal would have been sung which means SCREECHING, SCREAMING, YELLING and not making music WHILE tens of thousand bows twanged threatening to send an arrow, and trumpets made noise along with the few harps. None of this was to make music but to send signals or warning. Most of the instruments named in HALAL 150 derive from loose women or idolaters.
Remember when Moses came down from the mountain he did not hear the sounds of making war orthe sounds of celebrating victory; it is SINGING that I hear. That was musical idolatry.
David's Praise word is the root from which we get LUCIFER and quite identical to a word meaning to blow the flute, steal one's inheritance, pollute or prostitute: it is also used of "Lucifer being cast out of heaven."
All of the time the worship of the starry host was taking place INSIDE of the walls, the instrumental NOISE was to warn any civillian to be OUTSIDE of the Camp--and that is where Paul said we will find Jesus. Outside the camp each small gathering SYNAGOGUE or did church:
It was INCLUSIVE
of Rest, reading and rehearsing the Word.
It was EXCLUSIVE
of vocal or instrumental rejoicing.
In the Latin, the synagogue or Church of Christ is called an ACADEMIA and notes its contrast to the Academia of the CYNICS: these were the "old style praise singers" Paul intended to EXCLUSE from worhip IN THE SPIRIT as opposed to IN THE FLESH.
is never used in the Greek literature to mean MELODY
. If it meant melody even now it would be a "series of single notes." That may be why Paul put it in the PLACE of the heart which people would understand clearly as "making the heart strings vibrate." This would be a CONTRAST to outward psallo speaking of making war or making sexual advances.
Both melody (Greek Melos) and Grace are used to define the quality of SPEAK.
The word PSALLO has no remote musical connection: it simply means to PLUCK with your fingers and NOT with a plectrum: you cannot psallo with a guitar pick, drum, blow, play keyboard or anything without DIRECTLY VIOLATING the meaning of PSALLO.
It turns out that if you PLUCK a harp string (with your finers only) you MAY intend to twang more than one. However, if you PLUCK the hair out of a young male he is ready to be a "priest" to do service to such as Alexander the Great who PLUCKED the harp so skillfully that it shamed Phillip his father. Paul alluded to these people when he hoped the knife would slip and they would emasculate themselves.
ALL of the NACC proof texts are within this perverted plucking. Most often PSALLO would point to plucking a bow string to make it TWANG to send forth a SINGING arrow into a literal harp.
And, meaningless perhaps, the PSALLO and HARP word is most of the time in the literature speaking of APOLLO who is the Abaddon or Apollyon of Revelation. His "muses" or musical worship team are coded as LOCUSTS, are identified as dirty, smelly adulterers are the musicians in Revelation 18 and John called them SORCERERS.
That returns to the beginning where the king of Tyre is called the singing and harp-playing prostitute in the garden of Eden.
There was no singing as an ACT until the year 373 and then to sing the not-commanded Biblical text. I doubt that they were ignorant of the modern lust to turn school of the Bible into what they call "a theater for holy entertainment." That, by the way, is perfectly defined as the lying wonders as the SIGN of delusional people.