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Ram's horn
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ram’s Horn
Shofar (שׁוֹפָר‎, shophar). A musical instrument made from a ram’s horn often used in military settings (Lev 25:9; Josh 6:4–20; Judg 3:27; 1 Kgs 1:32–48; 2 Kgs 9:11–13; Jer 4:5–21; 51:27; Joel 2:1–15; Amos 2:2; 3:6; Hos 5:8; 8:1). Outside of warfare, the horn was used in ritual settings. It announced
Horn
Horn Or trumpet. A musical instrument that was often used to sound an alarm for war or worship.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ram’s Horn
Ram’s Horn. Primitive musical instrument made from animal horn (Jos 6:4–6, 13).See Music and Musical Instruments (Shophar).
Horn
Horn. 1. Musical instrument frequently made from a ram’s horn.See Music and Musical Instruments (Hatzotzrot).2. Figuratively, a symbol of power (1 Kgs 22:11) expressing dominance over the weak (Ez 34:21), forces of destruction (Zec 1:18–21), and deliverance from oppression (1 Kgs 22:11; 2 Chr 18:10).
Shophar
Shophar. Primitive musical instrument made from animal horn.See Music and Musical Instruments.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Horn
Horn[Heb and Aram qeren]; AV also CORNET; NEB also “mountain fastness” (2 S. 22:3 par Ps. 18:2 [MT 3]), HEAD (e.g., Ps. 89:17 [MT 18]), TRUMPET, etc.; [Heb. qāran—‘have horns’] (Ps. 69:31 [MT 32]); [šôp̱ār] (Josh. 6:4, 6, 8, 13; 2 S. 6:15); AV, NEB, also TRUMPET; [tôʿāp̱ôṯ] (Nu. 23:22; 24:8);
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ram’s Horn
RAM’S HORN Primitive musical instrument made from an animal horn (Jos 6:4–6, 13). See Musical Instruments (Shophar).
Horn
HORN1. Musical instrument frequently made from a ram’s horn. See Musical Instruments (Hatzotzrot).2. Figuratively, a symbol of power (1 Kgs 22:11) expressing dominance over the weak (Ez 34:21), forces of destruction (Zec 1:18–21), and deliverance from oppression (1 Kgs 22:11; 2 Chr 18:10). Thus, the
Shophar
SHOPHAR* Primitive musical instrument made from an animal’s horn. See Musical Instruments.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Horn
horn.1 The bony projection from the head of various animals, e.g., of a ram (Gen. 22:13) or of a bull (Ps. 69:31).2 A musical instrument made from a ram’s horn (Heb. shophar); it was used in worship (e.g., 2 Chron. 15:14) as well as in war (e.g., Josh. 6:5, 13).3 The projection at each of the four
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Horn
HORN. Horns are mentioned in the Bible as having various uses.1. Trumpets. A ram’s horn (qeren) perforated at the tip was early used to sound a battle call (Josh 6:5). Similar was the shôpār, originally the curved horn of a wild sheep or goat, perhaps later a metal instrument in the shape of a horn
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Horn
HORN (Heb. qeren; Gk. keras). 1. Used literally of the horns of the ram (Gn. 22:13; Dn. 8:3), the goat (Dn. 8:5), and the wild ox (Heb. re’ēm, Dt. 33:17; Pss. 22:21; 92:10; av ‘unicorn’). It was used as a receptacle for oil for ceremonial anointing (1 Sa. 16:1, 13; 1 Ki. 1:39). The ram’s horn (qeren
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Horn
Horn1. A container for liquids or the oil poured on those anointed to a specific task (1 Sam. 16:1, 13; 1 Kgs. 1:39); most likely made from an animal’s horn.2. A symbol of power, help, victory, or glory (Deut. 33:17; 1 Kgs. 22:11). The “horn of salvation” represents the king’s saving power (2 Sam.
Shophar
ShopharA curved musical instrument made of a ram’s horn (Heb. šôp̱ār, “trumpet” or “horn”). The shophar produces two tones, and is important for its signaling quality rather than its musicality. Its sound carried a long way, and thus it was used to signal attack (Josh. 6:4; Judg. 3:27), sound the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Horn
Horn (Heb. qeren, šôp̱ār; Aram. qeren; Gk. kéras). A musical instrument; also a container for liquids or the oil poured on those anointed to a specific task. It is uncertain whether they were ever made from metal; most likely they were made from animals’ horns.The horn is often a symbol of
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Horn
HORN The horn of an animal, such as a goat, ram, or ox, was used in Scripture as a symbol of power or strength (e.g., 1 Sam 2:10), especially in Psalms (Ps 75:5; 92:11; 112:9; 148:14). A horn could refer to the power of God (Ps 18:2; cf. 2 Sam 22:3; Luke 1:69). Conversely, the loss of a horn was a symbol
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Horn
Horn. The word “horn” is often used metaphorically to signify strength and honor, because horns are the chief weapons and ornaments of the animals which possess them; hence they are also used as a type of victory. Of strength the horn of the unicorn was the most frequent representative, Deut. 33:17,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Horn, Horns
HORN, HORNS (Heb. qeren, “projecting”; Gk. keras). Horns are mentioned in Scripture in several ways.1. Trumpets were at first merely horns perforated at the tip, such as are still used for calling laborers to meals. Later they were made of metal, such as the silver trumpets of the priests (Num. 10:1;
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