Joshua’s Trumpets
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Trumpet, Horn
Trumpet (חֲצֹצְרָה‎, chatsotserah). A straight, metallic wind instrument made of silver; used during worship and in the court (Num 10:1–10; 31:6; 2 Kgs 11:14; 12:13; 1 Chr 13:8; Ezra 3:10). For further details, see this article: Horn.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
trumpet. Although metal trumpets were known in Israel (cf. Sir. 50:16), the most common word for a trumpet in the Hebrew Bible is shophar, which refers to the shofar, or ram’s horn. In Exod. 19:16, the revelation at Mount Sinai, it is the loud blast of a shofar that causes the people to tremble in fear.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
TrumpetEnglish “trumpet” or “horn” translates Gk. sálpinx, which encompasses both Heb. šôp̱ār (“ram’s horn”) and ḥăṣōṣĕrôṯ (“metal trumpet”). Trumpets and horns were multifunctional. They were used in war (Num. 10:9; Josh. 6:4–20, Judg. 3:27; 6:34) for issuing signals (1 Sam. 13:3; Isa. 18:3;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Trumpet. †In English translations, a term encompassing both metal trumpets (Heb. aṣōṣe) and rams’ horns (Heb. šôp̱ār, yôḇēl). Both trumpets and horns are represented by Gk. sálpinx.Trumpets and horns were used mainly to give signals, such as the call to battle (Judg. 3:27; 7:19;
Catholic Bible Dictionary
TRUMPET An instrument that, in biblical times, could be used in civic, military, and liturgical contexts. Trumpets were made of cast metal or the hollow horns of a ram. Announcements were made with the trumpet, such as the beginning of a Jubilee year (Lev 25:9) or the accession of a newly crowned king
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
TrumpetsRevelation uses “trumpet” and its cognates “trumpeter” and “to sound a trumpet” in two notable contexts: to depict the character of a voice that addresses the Seer; in connection with a series of seven visions, each of which commences with a trumpet blast. A third and minor context is the desolation
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Trumpetswere of a great variety of forms, and were made of divers materials. Some were made of silver (Num. 10:2), and were used only by the priests in announcing the approach of festivals and in giving signals of war. Some were also made of rams’ horns (Josh. 6:8). They were blown at special festivals,
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
TrumpetIn the Bible the word trumpet generally refers to ram’s horns used as sound makers. The trumpets commissioned by Moses, however, were probably straight metal instruments (Num 10:10). All were used for a variety of proclamatory and signaling purposes.Probably none of the biblical trumpets were
Compton’s Encyclopedia
trumpetTrumpet. Click on the audio icons beneath the art to hear the sound of a trumpet. The selectionEncyclopædia Britannica, Inc.The trumpet is an ancient instrument common to most civilizations. Its stirring sound has been associated with governmental and military activities
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Trumʹpet, a wind instrument closely related to the horn. Two trumpets made of silver were used by the priests to assemble the people and to regulate the time for marching (Num. 10:1–9). They were also used on festive occasions (Lev. 23:24; 25:9, 10).
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
TRUMPET.—The sole mention of the trumpet in the Gospels occurs in Mt.’s version of the small apocalypse which has been incorporated in the eschatological discourse of Jesus. There (Mt 24:31) we read that when the Son of Man comes in the clouds for the final judgment, He despatches His angels ‘with a
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
TrumpetHebrew expression: shoparPronunciation: shoh FAHRStrong’s Number: 7782Key VersesExodus 19:16; 20:18; Leviticus 25:9; Joshua 6:20; Judges 3:27; 2 Samuel 15:10“When the priests blew with the trumpets … and the people shouted with a great shout, the wall fell down flat” (Josh. 6:20, kjv).
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