January 22, 2012

What is a Tabret?

Tabrets.....you've seen them in worship dance. In my study of this instrument for worship, this is what the Lord shared with me. 

Ezekiel 28:13 “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of the tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou was created.” -----The Lord himself created the tabret to be worshipped with.

A tabret is also referred to as a timbrel or tambourine. A timbrel was an instrument shaped like a circle and ringed with brass pieces, resembling a tambourine. A tabret is a small tabor. A tabor is a drum with a frame of two hoops with cloth or fabric stretched within.

Tabrets are symbolic for the original tabor/timbrel. Tabrets have two hoops for a frame with fabric stretched within. A glory or praise hoop is the same as a tabret, without the fabric stretched within.

Tabrets or timbrels are used in liturgical dance for celebration, praise, rejoicing, warfare, worship, and pageantry. In pageantry, tabrets are beautiful when combined with flags and billows. Tabrets or timbrels can be used to give a visual representation of the song being ministered. For example, if a song about the fire of God is being ministered, a tabret with fire colors (red, gold, orange) could be used as a visual representation of fire. If a song is being ministered about rain, blue and silver colors could be used as a visual representation of rain falling. If a warfare song is being ministered, a tabret with fire colors with camoflauge fabric within, will give a visual representation of warfare.

Scripture references:

Exodus 15: 20 “And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the woman went out after her with timbrels and with dances.”

Judges 11:34 “And Jephthah came to Mizpeh unto his house, and behold, his daughter came out to meet him with timbrels and with dances: and she was his only child; beside her he had neither son nor daughter.”

1 Samuel 10:5 “After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where is the garrison of the Philistines: and it shall come to pass, when thou art come thither to the city, that thou shalt meet a company of prophets coming down from the high place with a psaltery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a harp, before them; and they shall prophesy.”

2 Samuel 6: 5 “And David and all the house of Israel played before the Lord on all manner of instruments made of fir wood, even on harps, and on psalteries, and on timbrels, and on cornets, and on cymbals.”

1 Chronicles 13:8 “And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.”

Job 21: 12 “They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.”

Psalm 68: 25 “The singers went before, the players on instruments, followed after; among them were the damsels playing with timbrels.”

Psalm 149: 3 “Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.”

Psalm 150:4 “Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.”

Isaiah 24: 8 “The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that rejoice endeth, the joy of the harp ceaseth.” (mirth of tabrets means gaiety or happiness of tambourines).

Isaiah 30:32 “And in every place where the grounded staff shall pass, which the Lord shall lay upon him, it shall be with tabrets and harps: and in battles of shaking will he fight with it.”

Jeremiah 31: 4 “Again I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel: thou shalt again be adorned with thy tabrets, and shalt go forth in the dances of them that make merry.”

Here are some photos of tabrets that are on clearance; I will be adding more. Shipping is a flat rate of $2.00 at this time (normal shipping is $5.00). There are 1 of each in stock and ready for immediate shipment. Please email all purchase inquiries to me at kathy@footofthecrossministries.com. God bless.

                  I Told the Storm $12.00
                 (original price $15.00)

          Transformation   $15.00
         (original price $18.00)


1 comment:

  1. beautiful! i would love to learn how to use these in worship.