Stand (esthkasin). Perfect active of isthmi (intransitive). Another "hebdomad" so frequent in the Apocalypse. The article (the seven angels) seems to point to seven well-known angels. In Enoch 20:7 the names of seven archangels are given (Uriel, Raphael, Raguel, Michael, Sariel, Gabriel, Remiel) and "angels of the Presence" is an idea like that in Isaiah 63:9 . We do not know precisely what is John's idea here. Seven trumpets (epta salpigge). We see trumpets assigned to angels in Matthew 24:31 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:16 ; 1 Corinthians 15:52 ; Revelation 4:1Revelation 4:4 . See also the use of trumpets in Joshua 6:13 ; Joel 2:1 . These seven trumpets are soon to break the half hour of silence. Thus the seven trumpets grow out of the opening of the seventh seal, however that fact is to be interpreted.