The Hebrews had a family of stringed instruments under the general category of harp. They included psalteries, lyres, lutes, and dulcimers. The psaltery was triangular in shape; the lyre was U-shaped. There is also a similar instrument translated ‘sackbut’ (Dan. 3: 5, AV)—trigon in NRSV, triangle in REB, zither in NJB—which had strings plucked either by the fingers or by a plectrum.