were of a great variety of forms, and were made of divers materials. Some were made of silver ( Numbers 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 ( Joshua 6:8 ). They were blown at special festivals, and to herald the arrival of special seasons ( Leviticus 23:24 ; 25:9 ; 1 Chronicles 15:24 ; 2 Chr 29:27 ; Psalms 81:3 ; 98:6 ).
"Trumpets" are among the symbols used in the Book of Revelation ( Revelation 1:10 ; 8:2 ). (See HORN .)
These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[J] indicates this entry was also found in Jack Van Impe's Prophecy Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Trumpets". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .