Remembering that God turned the tribe of Levi over to worship the starry host at Mount Sinai.
And remembering that Christ defined the Church of Christ (synagogue) in the wilderness for the civillians.
We are aware that the SPIRITUAL thread through Christ is defined by the Prophets and Apostles.
Amos 8:3 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings [praise singing] in that day, saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
Amos 8:10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning,
and all your songs into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
Amos 8:11 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD
Christ brought us the FREE Water of the word (no more water drawing festival)
And He brought us spiritual LIGHT (no more festivals of light)
And HE is our passover (He did not observe the Babylonian passover)Hosea 2:11 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
4Q166 (4QpHosa) Dead Sea Scrolls, (Plus, pg. 276-7 Vermes)http://www.piney.com/hosea.html
(13) AND I SHALL PUT AN END TO ALL HER JOY, [HER] PIL[GRIMAGE,] HER [NEW] MOON, AND HER SABBATH, AND ALL HER FEASTS.
The interpretation of it is that they make [the fe]asts go according to the
appointed times of the nation
And [all] [joy] has been turned for them into mourning.
"I will put an end to her rejoicing, her feasts, her new moons, her Sabbaths, and all her festivals (Hosea ii,11).
"Interpreted, this means that they have rejected the ruling of the law,
and have followed the festivals of the nations.
But their rejoicing shall come to an end and shall be changed into mourning.
I will ravage her vines and her fig trees, of which she said, 'They are my wage which my lovers have given me'. I wall make them a thicked and the will beasts shall eat them...ii, 12
But they, like Adam, have broken the Covenant (vi, 7)
Its interpretation... they have forsaken God and walked according to the decrees of the Gentiles..
..Hosea 2:12 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees,
whereof she hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me:
and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field shall eat them.
Hosea 2:13 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim,
wherein she burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her earrings and her jewels,
and she went after her lovers, and forgat me, saith the Lord."Elements of ritual and mythology were taken over from Canaanite religion and inocrporated into the worship of Yahweh. Former Canaanite sanctuaries, like Bethel, Shechem, and perhaps Gilgal, were rededicated to Yahweh, and the Canaanite agricultural calendar was adopted for the timing of the pilgrimage festivals. Parents began naming their children after Baal, apparently with no thought of abandoning Yahweh.... As late as the eighth century B.C., Israelites--according to the prophet Hosea—actually addressed Yahweh as 'Baal," and by worhipping him according to the rituals of Baal sought the blessing of fertility (Hos. 2) At the popular level this syncretism—that is, the fusion of different religious forms and view--went on to some degree from the time Israel first set foot on Canaanite." (Anderson, Bernhard W., Understanding the Old Testament, 3rd, Prentice-Hall, p, p. 145)
Whatever they called their "gods" God abandoned them to worship the STARRY HOST.
Gal. 4:8 Howbeit then, when ye knew not God,
ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.
Gal. 4:9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God,
how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements,
whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Gal. 4:10 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years.
Gal. 4:11 I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
The FALL FROM GRACE at Mount Sinai was caused by musical idolatry: SO watch people who lust to find VIOLATIONS of the law always with the INTENTION of adding INSTRUMENTS. What they CONFESS is that "instruments are sin but GRACE GONNA COVER US."
The Law of Moses to legislate for the LAWLESS prescribed three annual festivals: these were CAMPS only for the MUSTER AGE MALES. It had NO redeeming value.
However, not even when God gave them a FIREY LAW to protect the weak from the strong (Civil-Military-Priestly class), there was NOTHING similar to MUSIC. And not even after exposure to Babylon did the Jews ever hallucinate festivals with or without music.