Friday 2 September 2011

The meaning of Selah in the psalms


Selah is an untranslated Hebrew word of uncertain meaning found in the Psalms.

My impression is that Selah means something like "Reflect on this" - or more prosaically "Think about it!".

This would fit with the notion that the chanting of the psalm may have been interrupted at this point by a 'harp' stroke.

Any other bright ideas what it means?



dearieme said...

"Gosh this pew's hard".

Wm Jas said...

St. Jerome translated it as semper, 'always.'