The Mature Homeschool Mom

I was reading a portion from The Child’s Story Bible by Catherine Vos to one of my kids tonight for her Bible homework. It was from Chapter 101, The Fiery Furnace, taken from Daniel 3. Here, let me quote a piece of it for you:

Then Nebuchadnezzar gathered together all the princes and governors and captains and judges and couneslors of the kingdom for the dedication of the image he had set up.

A herald was sent out with a trumpet. He cried aloud, “To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and language, that when you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut…”

Wait a minute. Sackbut? I looked up from the book at Katie. She looked at me. We both exploded in laughter. I think we both asked at the same time, “What’s a sackbut?”

Google to the rescue:

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Courtesy of wikipedia: The sackbut is a trombone from the Renaissance and Baroque eras.

Oh, that makes sense. Of course.

And then, from Chloe in the corner to Katie who plays the trombone in band class, “Hey, K9! You play the SACKBUT!”

More giggles. This one is going to stick around for a bit and I have no power to stop it.

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4 thoughts on “The Mature Homeschool Mom

  1. Kim Smith says:

    Oh, the lovely sackbut. I could teach you a few others, like krummhorn and cornamuse, hurdy-gurdy. Yep, I’ve played ’em in music school.
    But then, Debbie has a good point about those instruments showing up in the Bible. 🙂

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