Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-173) and index.
1. Why study the music culture of ancient Israel/Palestine? -- 2. What kinds of instruments did the ancients play, and what might these instruments tell us? -- 3. Sex and gender in musical performance : who were the musicians in ancient Israel and the surrounding Near East? -- 4. What were the performance contexts? : religious and secular musical performance in ancient Israel -- 5. "A little elbow room, please?" : exploring performance space in Ancient Israel/Palestine -- 6. What does the future hold for the archaeomusicology of ancient Israel?