Origin of selah
Examples from the Web for selah
As Selah talks to Mora, the two embark on a kind of intertextual journey.
First is the famous "Selah," which we used to hear pronounced with great solemnity when the Psalms were read.Who Wrote the Bible?|Washington Gladden
But—'here comes the Selah and the voice is hushed'—I will speak of other things.The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
Wenas Creek empties into the Yakima from the west, nearly opposite Selah.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley|Harlan Ingersoll Smith
Herder held that selah denoted a swell, or a change in the rapidity of the movement, or in the key.
The Colonel was now peacefully snoring with both feet bandaged and elevated upon pillows; and Selah was waiting upon the veranda.The Co-Citizens|Corra Harris
British Dictionary definitions for selah
Word Origin for selah
Word Origin and History for selah
1520s, Hebrew word occurring frequently at the end of verse in Psalter. Supposed to be a liturgical direction, perhaps meaning "pause," or perhaps a musical direction to raise the voice (cf. Hebrew base s-l-l "to raise, lift").