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Bible Verse Used
in Jewish and Israeli Dance

By Matti Goldschmidt

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Matti Goldschmidt

BACKGROUND

Fox, Gary created these listings in 1981.
Then, Ruth Browns Gundelfinger created a similar list.
Then, Matti Goldschmidt (see photo above) wrote a book about it titled "The Bible In Israeli Folk Dances: Tanakh be-riḳude ha-ʻam ha-Yiśreʼeliyim."
First, a list by dance title, then a list by lyric.


DANCES


LIST

Dance Book Verse
     
Achot Lanu Ketana Song of Songs 8:8-11
Al Telchi Ruth 2:8
Al Tira Genesis 28:12,13,17
Al Tiruni Song of Songs 1:5-6
Ana Halach Dodech Song of Songs 6:1-2
Ani Chavatselet Hasharon Song of Songs 2:1-2
Ani Ledodi Song of Songs 6:3
Bat Yiftach Judges 11
Debka Gilboa Samuel II 1:21
Dodi Li Song of Songs 2:16, 3:6, 4:9, 4:16
Dodi Tsach Ve'Adom Song of Songs 5:10-11
El Ginat Egoz Song of Songs 4:16, 6:11, 7:12-13
Eretz Zavat Chalav Deuteronomy 27:13
Eretz Zavat Chalav Exodus 8:13-14
Hinach Yaffa Song of Songs 4:1
Hine Lo Yanun Psalms 1:04
Hine Ma Tov Psalms 133:1
Iti Milvanon Song of Songs 1:15, 4:1, 4:8
Joshua Joshua  
Ken Yovdu Judges 5:31
Keshoshana Song of Songs 2:2-3
Kol Dodi Song of Songs 2:8
Kol Rina Psalms 118:15-16
Kumi Ori Isaiah 60:1,4
Lamenatseach Psalms 66:1, 68:2, 121:4
Lema'an Tsion Isaiah 62
Livavtinee Song of Songs 4:9-11
Ma Navu Isaiah 52:7
Mayim Isaiah 12:3
Mezarei Yisrael Jeremiah 31:10
Nitzanim Song of Songs 2:11-13
Roni Bat Tsion Zechariah 2:14
Ronu Shamayim Isaiah 49:13
Shualim Ketanim Song of Songs 2:15
Sisu Et Yerushalayim Isaiah ?
Tidrehi Judges 5:31
Tzadik Ketamar Psalms 92:13
Uzi Vezimrot Ya Exodus 15:2 ?
Uzi Vezimrot Ya Psalms 118:14
Vayiven Uziahu Chronicles II 26:9,10
Vaynikehu Deuteronomy 32:13
VeChag HaKatsir Exodus 23:16,19
VeDavid Samuel I 18:7
Vehaya Ke'etz Shatul Jeremiah ?
Vehitifu Amos 9:13
Veshilachti Eish Amos 1:6,7
Yarad Dodi Legano Song of Songs 6:2
Yesusum Midbar Isaiah 35:1
Yiverechecha Psalms 128:5-6
Yonati Song of Songs 2:14

BIBLE VERSES WITH ISRAELI DANCES

Book Verse Dance
     
Genesis 28:12,13,17 Al Tira
Exodus 3:8 Eretz Zavat Chalav
Exodus 15:2 ? Uzi
Deuteronomy 27:13 Eretz Zavat Chalav
Deuteronomy 32:13 Vaynikehu
Joshua   Joshua
Judges 5:31 Ken Yovdu
Judges 11 Bat Yiftach
Judges 5:31 Tidrehi
Samuel I 18:7 VeDavid
Samuel II 1:21 Debka Gilboa
Isaiah 12:3 Mayim
Isaiah 35:1 Yesusum Midbar
Isaiah 41:19 Eten Bamidbar
Isaiah 62 Lema'an Tsion
Isaiah   Sisu Et Yerushalayim
Jeremiah   Vehaya Ke'etz Shatul
Jeremiah 31:10 Mezarei Yisrael
Amos 1:6,7 Veshilachti Eish
Amos 9:13 Vehitifu
Zechariah 2:14 Lamenatseach
Psalms 92:13 Tzadik Ketamar
Psalms 1:04 Hine Lo Yanun
Psalms 118:14 Uzi
Psalms 118:15-16 Kol Rina
Psalms 128:5-6 Yiverechecha
Psalms 133:1 Hine Ma Tov
Song of Songs 1:5-6 Al Tiruni
Song of Songs 1:15, 4:1, 4:8 Iti Milvanon
Song of Songs 2:1-2 Ani Chavatselet Hasharon
Song of Songs 2:2-3 Keshoshana
Song of Songs 2:8 Kol Dodi
Song of Songs 2:11-13 Nitzanim
Song of Songs 2:14 Yonati
Song of Songs 2:15 Shualim Ketanim
Song of Songs 2:16, 3:6, 4:9, 4:16 Dodi Li
Song of Songs 4:1 Hinach Yaffa
Song of Songs 4:9-11 Livavtinee
Song of Songs 4:16, 6:11, 7:12-13 El Ginat Egoz
Song of Songs 5:10-11 Dodi Tsach
Song of Songs 6:1-2 Ana Halach Dodech
Song of Songs 6:2 Yarad Dodi Legano
Song of Songs 6:3 Ani Ledodi
Song of Songs 8:8-11 Achot Lanu Ketana
Song of Songs 8:13-14 Hayoshevet Baganim
Ruth 2:8 Al Telchi
Chronicles II 26:9,10 Vayiven Uziahu

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