The Hebrew word sabka is judged to refer to a stringed musical instrument (not a wind instrument, as the name sackbut implies). Da 3:5-15. It was probably the same as the sambuca of the Greeks and Romans. This was a triangular harp.
the rendering in the Authorized Version of the Chaldee sacbbeca. If this music instrument be the same as the Greek and Latin sabbeca, the English translation is entirely wrong. The sackbut was a wind instrument [see MUSIC]; the sambuca was a triangular instrument, with strings, and played with the hand.