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What is the “selah” thing?

“Selah” is one of the most frequently used, but most enigmatic, terms found in the Book of Psalms. The majority of the time “selah” is interpreted as a signal for a break in the singing and an instruction for the instrumentalists to play an interlude (the modern day “instrumental solo”).1


1Walter A. Elwell and Barry J. Beitzel, Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, Map on Lining Papers. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1988), 1507.