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Imagine, if you will, what it would be like if Christians were to hold competitions in chanting the Psalms similar to what we see below.

If Suzanne Haïk-Vantoura (1912-2000) is correct (which is disputed), it is possible that the entire Old Testament was once chanted. Listen to this NPR report below:

Here is Haïk-Vantoura’s rendition of Psalm 23.

Other samples of her musical reconstructions can be found here. Is Haïk-Vantoura’s thesis plausible? I wouldn’t presume to judge, but it is intriguing, if nothing else.

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