Well at least we can say that we play an instrument with one of the oldest names for musical instruments.
My understanding, Terry, is that what is referred to as a "dulcimer" in the Book of Daniel was probably closer to a bagpipe than the fretted zither that you and I play, which has much more recent origins, as we know. The KJV was an English translation from Aramaic and Hebrew, so to really investigate specifically what instrument was meant by the term, we'd need to know those languages.
There are a handful of references to something called a "dulcimer" in literature, but again, our lap dulcimer was probably not what the authors had in mind.
One of the most well known is Samuel Tayler Coleridge's "Kubla Khan":
A damsel with a dulcimer
In a vision once I saw:
It was an Abyssianian maid
And on her dulcimer she played
Singing of Mount Abora.
Dusty T., Northern California
As a musician, you have to keep one foot back in the past and one foot forward into the future.
-- Dizzy Gillespie