Psalm 149 Sexuality and Dance

Psalm 149 Making War and Making Perverted Music.  If God turned the Israelites over to worship the starry host then please don't be disturbed if we show you that David's worship was the worship of the starry host and the later temple plagued with serpent worship.

The Bible records the good, bad and ugly and if it is all inspired it most often exposes the pagan idolatry to which God abandoned Israel because of musical idolatry at Mount Sinai.  And how the prophets by the Sprit of Christ defined as the consequences.

From Egypt onward the Bible makes it clear and the prophets confirm that God's promise was fulfilled and the nation was abandoned to pagan worship under robbers and parasites.

After God abandoned the nation to Kings and David had brought peace, He planned to use the 'war surplus' Levites under the King and commanders of the army.  As king the use of noise-making instruments were identified as weapons: the purpose was to drive the enemy into panic and turn them cowards. The implication of loosing the battle would result in them being robbed, raped and then "raptured." The fact that the Psalmist thinks that God can be pleasured with music or other antics is refuted by God Who has no need of any works of human hands or houses built by human hands.  Speaking of the "knowing of Ham".

Apis the golden calf or calves represented Osiris, Isis and Horus: the pagan trinity of father, mother and son.
Horus was the posthumous son and heir of the god Osiris, the primordial king and giver of life. He was invited by his uncle, Seth, to spend a day. Seth’s real motive was not to show him hospitality but to disqualify him from inheriting his father’s royal power. To this end, while Horus slept Seth committed an act of sodomy upon him. Since sodomy was inflicted as a punishment on a defeated enemy and was a symbol of domination, Seth could then claim that he had conquered Horus and demand the kingship in his place.

Historically, the rape of males was more widely recognized in ancient times. Several of the legends in Greek mythology involved abductions and sexual assaults of males by other males or gods. The rape of a defeated male enemy was considered the special right of the victorious soldier in some societies and was a signal of the totality of the defeat. There was a widespread belief that a male who was sexually penetrated, even if it was by forced sexual assault, thus "lost his manhood," and could no longer be a warrior or ruler. Gang rape of a male was considered an ultimate form of punishment and, as such, was known to the Romans as punishment for adultery and the Persians and Iranians as punishment for violation of the sanctity of the harem (Donaldson, 1990). Donaldson, Donald. (1990). "Rape of Males," in Dynes, Wayne, ed. Encyclopedia of Homosexuality. New York: Garland Publications.
When a dominant male decides to take control of a congregation the deacons are often replaced with male and female "ministers." Music is always a necessary method John and the literature called sorcery to relegate all of the other males to a subservient position. He then becomes king or Alpha Male.  Significantly the He Goat had to be offered to Azazel after the Nadab and Abihu incident.  The term "Acappella" is derived from a goat-skin cape used as a chapel during battle.  Capella is a she-goat (whatever the appearance) and was involved with the "worship of the starrry host" including the constellation Capella.  The sentimental or sad "praise songs" were therefore called tragedies or Goat songs.  A Cappella is also called the scape goat or the sorcerer in Revelation 18.

The goat was appeased by a dirty, smelly goat just as the oldest profession of prophesying or singing was sexually or emotional abnormal:
"Among more sophisticated persons it was recognized that many of the prophets were merely lunatics and that their utterances were misleading; but the popular assumption of divine guidance was not readily abandoned." (Parkes, Henry Bamford, Gods and Men The Origins of Western Culture, p. 106, Knopf)
The development both of religion and of the arts can be traced back in a continuous line to the hunting era. The group ritual of the primeval tribesmen were the origin not only of all religious ceremonial, but also of the drama and of poetry and music, while magic gave birth to the visual arts." (Parkes, Henry Bamford, On Gods and Men, p. 30).

"Awed by the mysteries of his own spirit no less than by those of nature, primitive man was likely to attribute to divine influence any abnormal emotional state, whether above or below the usual level. Medicine men customarily went into states of trance in which they were believed to be in communication with the gods,
                and many tribes supposed
lunatics and sexual deviants to be divinely possessed.

Besides enabling men to express, and thereby to allay, ANGER and ANXIETY, such ceremonies also promoted tribal UNITY and strengthened the loyalty of the individual to TRIBAL TRADITION, for the emotional excitement they aroused had the effect of breaking down the barriers between individuals and thus fusing all tribesmen into a collective whole. Meanwhile, whole systems of magical devices were gradually elaborated." (Parkes, p. 29)

"Of particular interest is the way that early modern playwrights, music theorists, and theater apologists addressed this conflated language of the "enemy," by echoing the same connections between sexuality and playing found in the most virulent antitheatrical tracts.  "As this paper will demonstrate, by "playing" with the conflated language, these writers defended their art, 

justifying their existence in a society that was both seduced and repulsed by them. By claiming the polemical antitheatrical language, these players escaped from the ideological margins to which their opponents had tried to relegate them. 
Using the artifices of mimesis (imitation) and comedy they pointed out and
defused their opponents' anxieties about music, theater, and sexuality,
creating a space for players in the cultural mainstream." 
While Psalm 149 may not describe David it is closely linked with the idolatry defined by Amos and common practice of most ancient priesthoods and kings.
"The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash. - -- Churchill's assistant, Anthony Montague-Browne said that although Churchill had not uttered these words, he wished he had."

David was chosen to be the king of a secular state "like the nations." As such, he waged wars like the nations with swords and loud musical instruments. When the wars were over the Levites were given jobs in the central place of worship -- which was not where Solomon went to inquire of God:

David, together with the commanders of the army, set apart some of the sons of Asaph, Heman and Jeduthun for the ministry of prophesying, accompanied by harps, lyres and cymbals. Here is the list of the men who performed this service: 1 Chronicles 25:1 

Payne insists that the Hebrew of 1 Chronicles 25:1 unambiguously identifies these leaders as military commanders, an interpretation favoured by several Bible translations. (Payne, p 423-4; NASB, NIV, NKJV, NRSV, Jerusalem Bible) If military commanders had a particular interest in the appointment of musicians, it suggests a strong link between music and warfare

Their task to "prophesy" did not mean that they were prophets but that they made themselves vile to intimidate the enemy.

"The Hithpa'el of nb', in the ancient texts, refers to ecstasy and delirium rather than to the emission of a 'prophecy'." (de Vaux, Roland, The Bible and the Ancient Near East, p. 243 Doubleday

"Maniac inspirations, the violent possession which threw sibyls and priestesses into contortions--the foaming lip and streaming hair and glazed or glaring eyes-- have no place in the self-controlling dignity of Christian inspiration. Even Jewish prophets, in the paroxysm of emotion, might lie naked on the ground and rave (1 Sam. xix. 24); but the genuine inspiration in Christian ages never obliterates the self-consciousness or overpowers the reason. It abhors the hysteria and stimulation and frenzy which have sometimes disgraced revivalism and filled lunatic asylums." (Pulpit Commentary, 1 Cor., p. 460).
Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on John,  

That the Pharisees puffed up unto strange boasting,
        were wont to pretend that the Divine Word was with them and in them,
        and therefore foolishly affirmed that they had advanced to marvellous wisdom, 
        the Spirit Itself will testify, 
        since Christ says by the Prophet Jeremiah unto them, 
                How do ye say, WE are wise, and the word of the Lord is with us?
                For nought to the scribes became their lying pen;
                the wise
men were ashamed, were dismayed and taken;
                what wisdom
is in them? because they rejected the word of the Lord.

For how are they not taken rejecting the Living and Hypostatic Word of God, receiving not the faith to Him-ward, 
        but dishonouring the Impress of God the Father, and refusing to behold His most true Form (so to say)
        through His God-befitting Authority and Power?

The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia Serpent Worship."Traces of this superstition are thought by certain critics to be discoverable in the religion of Israel. Stade mentions that W. R. Smith supposed the serpent to be the totem of the house of David (Geschichte, I, 465). H. P. Smith says: "We know of a Serpent's Stone near Jerusalem, which was the site of a sanctuary (1 Kings 1:9), and this sanctuary was dedicated to Yahweh" (Hist of Old Testament, 239, 240). Special reliance is placed on the narrative of the brazen serpent, which Hezekiah is recorded to have destroyed as leading to idolatry, (2 Kings 18:4). "In that case," says H. P. Smith, "we must treat the Nehushtan as a veritable idol of the house of Israel, which had been worshipped in the temple from the time of its erection. Serpent worship is so widespread that we should be surprised not to find traces of it in Israel" (ut supra). In the same line, see G. B. Gray, Nu, 275-76. The fancifulness of these deductions is obvious. See NEHUSHTAN. James Orr

Plutarch:  Of the Greek Eleusinian: Thus "Bacchus was directly called upon," he says. The Sabazian worship was Sabbatic; the names Evius, or Hevius, and Luaios are identical with Hivite and Levite. The French name Louis is the Hebrew Levi; Iacchus again is Iao or Jehovah; and Baal or Adon, like Bacchus, was a phallic god.

Plutarch: what god is worshipped by the Jews: When all the company requested and earnestly begged it of him; first of all (says he), the time and manner of the greatest and most holy solemnity of the Jews is exactly agreeable to the holy rites of Bacchus; for that which they call the Fast they celebrate in the midst of the vintage, furnishing their tables with all sorts of fruits while they sit under tabernacles made of vines and ivy; and the day which immediately goes before this they call the day of Tabernacles.

Within a few days after they celebrate another feast, not darkly but openly, dedicated to Bacchus, for they have a feast amongst them called Kradephoria, from carrying palm-trees, and Thyrsophoria, when they enter into the temple carrying thyrsi.

What they do within I know not; but it is very probable that they perform the rites of Bacchus. First they have little trumpets, such as the Grecians used to have at their Bacchanalia to call upon their gods withal.

Others go before them playing upon harps, which they call Levites, whether so named from Lusius or Evius,--either word agrees with Bacchus.

And I suppose that their Sabbaths have some relation to Bacchus; for even now many call the Bacchi by the name of Sabbi, and they make use of that word at the celebration of Bacchus's orgies.

And this may be discovered out of Demosthenes and Menander. Nor would it be out of place, were any one to say that the name Sabbath was given to this feast from the agitation and excitement [Greek omitted] which the priests of Bacchus display.

So in the nocturnal ceremonies of Bacchus (as the fashion is amongst us), they make use of music, and call the god's nurses [Greek omitted].

High up on the wall of their temple is a representation of the thyrsus and timbrels, which surely suits no other god than Bacchus.

.[Bacchae: Dionysus = Bacchus = Evius = Bromius (all different names for the same god]

Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers,
he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink,
or in
respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:

Col 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ
We get side tracked on the idea of a SHADOW thinking that a shadow is REALLY a two-dimension of the SPIRITUAL law.  In your passage.

G4639 skia skee'-ah Apparently a primary word; “shade” or a shadow (literally or figuratively [darkness of error or an adumbration]):--shadow.

2. reflection, image (in a bowl of oil), Sch.Il.17.755.
3. shade of one dead, phantom, Od.10.495,  A.Th.992,
of worthless things, that phantom at Delphi, of the Amphictyonic council, D.5.25; hai tou dikaiou s. mere shadows of .
4. evil spirit, Hippiatr.130, PMasp.188.5
also, of one worn to a shadow, A.Eu.302;
All of the people trying to impose instrumental music love to appeal to David's naked dance with the boys and girls as their FOUNDATION GARMENT. They also love to use those "making self vile" Psalms as absolute proof that what David did as a king worshiping the starry host as a new form of worship IMPOSED beyond the Law of Moses when the elders HIRED themselves a king as a new Senior Preaching Person. God loves to fool fools and they cannot catch on to the fact that Jesus spoke in parables for the kings and priestly class to keep them ignorant even while the prophets were condemning them as robbers and parasites. THEY contrary to David wrote by the Spirit of Christ. If you worship with Jimmy Joe, here is the approved Davidic Choir and Dance robe:

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Here is a PATTERNISM for next week's worship service (expensive hard bondage) while the CHRISTIANS are reverently preached the Word by READ IT.

Psa. 149:1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
Psa. 149:2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
Psa. 149:3 Let them praise his name in the dance:
........let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.

Praise is h1986 Halal source of LUCIFER.

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Some Greek words all point to making war
Eleleu , doubled eleleu eleleu,
Oscho-phoria , ta, one day of the Athen. festival Skira, on which two chosen young men, sons of citizens, in women's dress, A.carrying vine-shoots loaded with grapes (v. ôschos), went in procession from the temple of Dionysus to that of Athêna Skiras,

Bactroperita furnished with a staff and pouch: nickname for a Cynic Philosopher.

Horace 1.3
. "The wise man never made himself shoes nor slippers: nevertheless, the wise man is a shoemaker." How so? In the same manner, though Hermogenes be silent, he is a fine singer, notwithstanding, and an excellent musician: as the subtle [lawyer] Alfenus, after every instrument of his calling was thrown aside, and his shop shut up, was [still] a barber; thus is the wise man of all trades, thus is he a king. O greatest of great kings, the waggish boys pluck you by the beard; whom unless you restrain with your staff, you will be jostled by a mob all about you, and you may wretchedly bark and burst your lungs in vain. Not to be tedious: while you, my king, shall go to the farthing bath, and no guard shall attend you, except the absurd Crispinus; my dear friends will both pardon me in any matter in which I shall foolishly offend, and I in turn will cheerfully put up with their faults; and, though a private man, I shall live more happily than you, a king.

The most ancient representation of Dionysus consists of wooden images with the phallos (membrum virile) as the symbol of generative power. In works of art he is sometimes represented as the ancient Indian Dionysus, the conqueror of the East. In this character he appears, as in the Vatican statue incorrectly called Sardanapalus, of high stature, with a luxuriant wealth of hair on head and chin. Sometimes again, as in numerous statues which have survived, he is a youth of soft and feminine shape, with a dreamy expression, his long, clustering hair confined by a fillet or crown of ivy, generally naked

Heredotus 2.XLVIII. To Dionysus, on the evening of his festival, everyone offers a piglet which he kills before his door and then gives to the swineherd who has sold it, for him to take away. [2] The rest of the festival of Dionysus is observed by the Egyptians much as it is by the Greeks, except for the dances; but in place of the phallus, they have invented the use of puppets two feet high moved by strings, the male member nodding and nearly as big as the rest of the body, which are carried about the villages by women; a flute-player goes ahead, the women follow behind singing of Dionysus. [3] Why the male member is so large and is the only part of the body that moves, there is a sacred legend that explains. More details

Aristophanes, Archarnians


It is well! Oh, mighty Bacchus, it is with joy that, freed from military duty, I and all mine perform this solemn rite and offer thee this sacrifice; grant that I may keep the rural Dionysia without hindrance and that this truce of thirty years may be propitious for me.

WIFE OF DICAEOPOLIS Come, my child, carry the basket gracefully and with a grave, demure face. Happy he, who shall be your possessor and embrace you so firmly at dawn, that you belch wind like a weasel. Go forward, and have a care they don't snatch your jewels in the crowd.

DICAEOPOLIS Xanthias, walk behind the basket-bearer and hold the phallus well erect; I will follow, singing the Phallic hymn; thou, wife, look on from the top of the terrace. Forward!
Aeschylus, Prometheud bound 877
Io Oh! Oh! Alas! Once again convulsive pain and frenzy, striking my brain, inflame me. I am stung by the gadfly's barb, [880] unforged by fire. My heart knocks at my ribs in terror; my eyeballs roll wildly round and round. I am carried out of my course by a fierce blast of madness; I've lost all mastery over my tongue, [885] and a stream of turbid words beats recklessly against the billows of dark destruction. Exit

, fut. -axomai v.l. in E.Ba.593, -  nikên alalazein shout the shout of victory, S.Ant.13 psalmos d' alalazeiFr.57 ; kumbalon alalazon1 Ep.Cor.13.1 . A.

THUS hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. Amos 8:1

And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more. Amos 8:2

A basket:

Keluwb (h3619) kel-oob'; from the same as 3611; a bird-trap (as furnished with a clap-stick or treadle to spring it); hence a basket (as resembling a wicker cage): - basket, cage.

As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich. Je.5:27

Keleb (h3611) keh'leb; from an unused root mean. to yelp, or else to attack; a dog; hence (by euphemism) a male prostitute: - dog.

For dogs have compassed me: the assembly [multitude, swarm] of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Ps.22:16

Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter. Is.56:11

And I will appoint over them four kinds, saith the Lord: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy. Je.15:3

H2342 chûl khool, kheel A primitive root; properly to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner), that is, (specifically) to dance, to writhe in pain (especially of parturition) or fear; figuratively to wait, to pervert:bear, (make to) bring forth, (make to) calve, dance, drive away, fall grievously (with pain), fear, form, great, grieve, (be) grievous, hope, look, make, be in pain, be much (sore) pained, rest, shake, shapen, (be) sorrow (-ful), stay, tarry, travail (with pain), tremble, trust, wait carefully (patiently), be wounded.
Psa. 149:4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Psa. 149:5 Let the saints be joyful in glory:
........let them sing aloud upon their beds.

When the preachers say that there was nothing wrong with the worship condemned by Amos but a BAD MENTAL ATTITUDE they forget to tell you that both father and mother went into the same temple prostitute. David was before the temple but the singers and players playing around any sacrificial altar were prostitutes and Sodomites often permitted holy whores.
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Note that Psalm 149 bed is derived from Leviticus 18:22 bed. That is what you DO when you are abandoned to worship the starry host: the Queen of Heaven, the mother of harlots. 
Lev. 18:22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Because ALL of the prophets condemn the kings, priests and false "prophesiers" it is absolute fact that Amos condemns them for following in the paths of DAVID and using instruments or weapons of music.
Amos 6:3 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of violence to come near;
Amos 6:4 That
........lie upon beds of ivory,
........and stretch themselves upon their couches,
........and eat the lambs out of the flock,
........and the calves out of the midst of the stall;
Amos 6:5 That chant to the sound of the viol,
........and invent to themselves instruments of musick, like David;
The translators into the GREEK knew all about David and the worship of Dionysus or Bacchus still conducted by the MEN Jesus called CHILDREN piping, singing and dancing.

Psal-tikos A. of or for harp playing, ps. organon a stringed instrument

USED WITH A or secret worship, of the rites of Bacchus, Ekthusia, breaking out. Meaning the WRATH
Paul put down by silencing the women and where no decent male would be outed by singing and playing instruments.

A. Ralph Johnson: Athenaeus. (A.D. 230)

"Being very talented, he could play on the harp [epsallen] with the bare hand without a plectrum." -The Deiphnosphists, IV. 183-184, Tr. by Gulick Bk. 4, Sec. 183 D.

"Aristoxenus says that the magadis and the pectis may be played without a plectrum, by simply plucking [psalmou] with the fingers....

Again, Phrynichus says in The Phoenician Women,

'With plucking [psalmoisin] of the strings
they sing [
aeidontes] their lays in answering strains."

-The Deiphnosphists, XIV. 635, Translated by Gulick, Vol. 6, p. 427.

Phallikos, of or for the phallos: to ph. (sc. MELOS) the phallic song, Phallikos, ê, on, of or for the phallos: to ph. (sc. MELOS) the phallic song, Means Acappella

David's LOVE can mean nothing else! When he went naked with the camp followers it is clearly noted as ACTING A FEMALE'S PART. That defines ALL of the Levites who "prophesied" with psalteries -- a woman's instrument.

This shout is similar to the "vocal and instrumental" rejoicing which is OUTLAWED for the Qahal, synagogue or church in the wilderness. Even Jimmy's retarded brother would not mumble when we meet to listen at the feet of Jesus?
H7442 rânan raw-nan' A primitive root; properly to creak (or emit a stridulous sound), 2. tremulous sound of a mast or pole "Shaken by the wind" also the sound of a torrent. Vibrate the voice TRILL which is the WOMEN'S sound of Halal above.
Sug-krousis , eôs, hê, collision, anemôn Thphr. Vent.53 ; hoplôn [Carnal Weapon] Onos.26.1 ; [atomôn], nephôn, Epicur.Ep.1p.8U., 2p.45U., cf. Diog.Oen.33; of ships, D.C.49.1; hiatus or concurrence, phônêentôn

........2. metaph., collision, conflict,
........II. in Music, rapid alternation of two notes, trill,
........III. Rhet., collision of contradictory statements,

........Phoneeis 2.musical, of the lyre, 3. of a song, sounding,Pi.O.9.2.

........Pindar, Olympian 9.[1] The resounding strain of Archilochus, the swelling thrice-repeated song of triumph, sufficed to lead Epharmostus to the hill of Cronus, in victory-procession with his dear companions. [5] But now, from the bow of the Muses who, shooting from afar, send a shower of such arrows of song as these on Zeus of the red lightning-bolt and on the sacred height of Elis, Arouse for them a clear-sounding path of song; praise wine that is old, but praise the flowers of songs [49] that are new.

Psallo spoke of shooting real arrows and LOVE ARROWS: both from Apollo or Apollyon.

Elelizô [epic lengthd. form of helisso ]I. to whirl round, Od.
........2. to rally soldiers, Il.: Pass., hoi d' elelichthêsan id=Il.
........3. generally, to make to tremble or quake, . to tremble, quiver, wink.gif
........II. Mid. and Pass. to move in coils or spires, of a serpent,

Helisso whirl in the dance
Bacchae Chorus:
Where on Nysa, which nourishes wild beasts, or on Corycian heights, do you lead with your thyrsos the bands of revelers? [560] Perhaps in the deep-wooded lairs of Olympus, where Orpheus once playing the lyre drew together trees by his songs, drew together the beasts of the fields. [565] Blessed Pieria, the Joyful one reveres you and will come to lead the dance in revelry; having crossed the swiftly flowing Axius he will bring the [570] whirling Maenads, leaving Lydias, giver of wealth to mortals, the father who they say fertilizes the land of beautiful horses with [575] fairest streams.

Psa. 149:6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
........and a twoedged sword in their hand;
Psa. 149:7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen,
........and punishments upon the people;

That is why the "praise" word is making war.
Alal-azo, (formed from the cry alalai): --raise the war-cry, tôi Enualiôi êlalaxan (as v.l. for êlelixan) X.An.5.2.14, cf.6.5.27; Med., Arr.l.c.: c.acc. cogn., nikên alalazein shout the shout of victorykumbalon alalazon 1 Ep.Cor.13.1
Jeremiah 4.[6]  Set up a standard toward Zion: flee for safety, don't stay; for I will bring evil from the north, and a great destruction. [7]  A lion is gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations; he is on his way, he is gone forth from his place, to make your land desolate, that your cities be laid waste, without inhabitant. [8]  For this gird you with sackcloth, lament and wail; for the fierce anger of Yahweh hasn't turned back from us. [9] It shall happen at that day, says Yahweh, that the heart of the king shall perish, and the heart of the princes; and the priests shall be astonished, and the prophets shall wonder. [10]  Then said I, Ah, Lord Yahweh! surely you have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, saying, You shall have peace; whereas the sword reaches to the life. [11]  At that time shall it be said to this people and to Jerusalem, A hot wind from the bare heights in the wilderness toward the daughter of my people, not to winnow, nor to cleanse; [12]  a full wind from these shall come for me: now will I also utter judgments against them.  

Mark 5:[38]  He came to the synagogue ruler's house, and he saw an uproar, weeping, and great wailing. [39]  When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep." [40]  They laughed him to scorn. But he, having put them all out, took the father of the child and her mother and those who were with him, and went in where the child was lying. 

Alalê [a^la^], Dor. alala , hê, ( [alalai] ) loud cry, maniai t' alalai t' orinomenôn Pi.Fr.208 ; alalai aiagmatôn (v.l. alalagai) E.Ph.337 :-- esp. war-cry, Pi.N.3.60; battle, Id.I.7(6).10: comically, a. "muron cheite" Phoen.3.3 :--Alala personified, kluth', Alala, polemou thugater, 

Pindar, Nemean 3 [1] Queenly Muse, our mother! I entreat you, come in the sacred month of Nemea to the much-visited Dorian island of Aegina. For beside the waters of the Asopus young men are waiting, craftsmen of honey-voiced [5] victory-songs, seeking your voice. Various deeds thirst for various things; but victory in the games loves song most of all, the most auspicious attendant of garlands and of excellence. [9] Send an abundance of it, from my wisdom; [10] begin, divine daughter, an acceptable hymn to the ruler of the cloud-filled sky, and I will communicate it by the voices of those singers and by the lyre. The hymn will have a pleasant toil, to be the glory of the land where the ancient Myrmidons lived, whose marketplace, famous long ago, [15] Aristocleides, through your ordinance, did not stain with dishonor by proving himself too weak in the strenuous [17] course of the pancratium. But in the deep plain of Nemea, his triumph-song brings a healing cure for wearying blows

This includes the word pharmakon which speaks of soft-handed healing with medicine or with enchanted potions, charms, spells: John says they were performing sorcery as speakers, singers and instrument players.

Aristophanes, Plutus 302. I will copy that Circe [daughter of Sun] of Corinth, [Kirke hetairos harp player, poet, mimic courtesan or prostitute]  whose potent philtres compelled the companions of Philonides like swine [305] to swallow balls of dung, which she herself had kneaded with her hands; and do you too grunt with joy and follow your mother, my little pigs. 

A. Rev. 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev. 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

B. Rev. 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

C.  Rev. 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;
Rev. 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Rev. 18:24 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.

Meligerus, sweet-voiced, melodius, arthenikai 

Odyssey 12. “Then verily I spoke among my comrades, grieved at heart: ‘Friends, since it is not right that one or two alone should know [155] the oracles that Circe, [HARLOT CHURCH] the beautiful goddess, told me, therefore will I tell them, in order that knowing them we may either die or, shunning death and fate, escape. First she bade us avoid the voice of the wondrous Sirens, and their flowery meadow....Then I anointed with this the ears of all my comrades in turn; and they bound me in the ship hand and foot, upright in the step of the mast, and made the ropes fast at the ends to the mast itself; [180] and themselves sitting down smote the grey sea with their oars. But when we were as far distant as a man can make himself heard when he shouts, driving swiftly on our way, the Sirens failed not to note the swift ship as it drew near, and they raised their clear-toned song: “‘Come hither, as thou farest, renowned Odysseus, great glory of the Achaeans; [185] stay thy ship that thou mayest listen to the voice of us two. For never yet has any man rowed past this isle in his black ship until he has heard the sweet voice from our lips. Nay, he has joy of it, and goes his way a wiser man. For we know all the toils that in wide Troy [190] the Argives and Trojans endured through the will of the gods, and we know all things that come to pass upon the fruitful earth.’

Don't listen: lash yourself to the mast and Sail On.

Psa. 149:8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
Psa. 149:9 To execute upon them the judgment written:
........this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD. [Yah like Yo!]

One of the MARKS of the beast is "a new style singing or drama."

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