3:5 sackbut. A musical instrument like a lyre.
3:5 dulcimer. A stringed instrument.
3:5 all kinds of musick. This list includes several Greek instruments, identified in the original by their Greek names, and this has served as an excuse for liberals to attribute the book of Daniel to a late date. The fact is, however, that Greek culture was already well developed in Nebuchadnezzar’s time and commerce between Greece and Babylon well established, so that such instruments were common in Babylon at this time. The king’s proclamation (Daniel 3:4) acknowledged other languages in Babylon.