Day of Trumpets

Trumpets scriptures in the Old and New Testaments. History and traditions of Trumpets observance. The time
between Trumpets and Atonement was called the "Days of Awe" but by tradition. Day of Trumpets is a solemn time of 
covenant renewal.

Day of Trumpets and Revelation12
We need the Kingdom and the New Covenant of YAH, the establishment of which is pictured by the Day of Trumpets.

Trumpets Quiz near bottom of webpage.

                                        YOM TERUAH, BLOWING O F T R U M P E T S

Day of Blowing TrumpetsYom Shofar
Divine AppointmentMoed
An Pure ConvocationMikra Kodesh
Memorial -Zikrown
The New Moon -Chodesh

A New Beginning, Tithing New Year for Livestock and Vegetables, The Day of 

Remembrance, Start of Ten Days of Repentance, Year of Release and Jubilee, Time of Paying Tithes, Days of Awe, 

Days of Return, Reading and Expounding Book of the Law, Time to Bend the Knee, Time for Fasting and Repentance, 

Day of YHVH, Judgment Day, Resurrection Day, Regathering of Israel,Assembling Israel for Meeting, For War, 

Crowning of the King of Kings, Return of Messiah to Rule World

The Day of Trumpets is the first day of the seventh month, and can never fall on first, fourth and sixth days of 

the week. According to traditional "backup calendar" which is not accurate Scripturally.

Isaiah 55:6, "Seek ye YaHVaH while He may be found, call ye upon Him while He is near."

I Thessalonians 4:16-17, "For YaHVaH Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the 

archangel, and with the trump of YAH: and the the dead in Messiah shall rise first: Then we which are alive and 

remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet YaHVaH in the air: and so shall we ever be 

with YaHVaH."

Zechariah 14:4, 9, "And His feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives . . . . And YaHVaH shall be 

King over all the earth: in that day shall there be one YaHVaH, and His name one."

I Corinthians 15:51-52, "Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a 

moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised 

incorruptible, and we shall be changed."

Revelation 11:15, "The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our YaHVaH, and of His Messiah; and He 

shall reign for ever and ever."

The Day of Trumpets

Day of Trumpets Is a Memorial
of Blowing of Trumpets

Leviticus 23:24-25, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath [Jewish 

translation, "shall be a solemn rest unto you"], a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an Pure convocation. Ye shall 

do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto YaHVaH.
Numbers 29:1-6, And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an Pure 

convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. And ye shall offer a burnt 

offering for a sweet savor unto YaHVaH; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without  

blemish; And their meat offering . . . . And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for 

you: Beside the burnt offering of the month, [see Numbers 28:11-15] and his meat offering, and the daily burnt 

offering [Numbers 28:3], and his meat offering, and their drink offerings . . . a sacrifice made by fire unto 


Feast of Ingathering (Sukkot or Tabernacles) and Revolution of Year (Tekufah or Equinox)

Exodus 23:16-17, . . . and the feast of ingathering which is in the end (turning) of the year, when thou 

hast gathered in thy labors out of the field. Three times [seasons] in the year all thy males shall appear before 

Exodus 34:22-23, And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the 

feast of ingathering at the year's end [margin: "revolution of the year"].
NOTE: The Day of Trumpets. Jews call it Rosh Hashana, "head of the year." It's origins Rosh Hashana 

according to Nehemia Gordon are pagan. See Nehemia's Wall on the Worldwide Web. Follow Scripture, not the common 

traditions of various cultures.

Ezra Read Law to the Returning
Jews From Captivity

Nehemiah 8:1-12, And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was 

before the water gate; and they spake unto Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which YaHVaH had 

commanded to Israel. And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all 

that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month. And he read therein . . . from the 

morning until midday . . . and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law . . . and the 

Levites caused the people to understand the law . . . . So they read in the book in the law of YAH distinctly 

[with interpretation], and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. And Nehemiah . . . and Ezra 

. . . and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is Pure unto YaHVaH your YAH; 

mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law. Then he said unto them, Go 

your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day 

is Pure unto our YaHVaH: neither be you sorry; for the joy of YaHVaH is your strength . . . . Hold your peace, 

for the day is Pure; neither be ye grieved. And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send 

portions, and to make great mirth because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.

The Day of Trumpets is New Moon, With Blowing of Trumpets

Numbers 10:10, Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your 

months, ye shall blow with trumpets over your burnt offerings . . . that they may be to you for a memorial before 

your YAH: I am YaHVaH your YAH.
Psalm 81:3-4, Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed [Hebrew: "at the full moon"], on 

our solemn feast day. For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the YAH of Jacob.
NOTE: Properly translated, this verse does not show the Day of Trumpets is a feast (Hebrew: hag or chag) 

day. It is a festival (moed), but not a Feast Time (hag) like Passover/Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, and 

Numbers 28:11, And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt offering unto YaHVaH; two 

young bullocks, and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot.

New Moons are one of the Three Types of Sacred (pure) Times

II Chronicles 31:2-3, And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites . . . [for the 

service of] [1] the sabbaths, and for [2] the new moons, and for [3] the set feasts, as it is written in the law 

of YaHVaH.
Ezekiel 45:17, . . . in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths . . . .
NOTE: Since the Day of Trumpets is the only new moon that is a Pure day, it is also spoken of as "the new 

Amos 8:4-5, O ye that swallow up the needy, . . . . Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may 

sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat . . . falsifying the balances by deceit?
Ezekiel 46:1, 6, The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working 

days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened . . . in the day of 

the new moon . . . .
Colossians 2:16, Let no man therefore judge you . . . in respect of an Pureday, or of the new moon or of 

the sabbath days, but the body of Messiah (judge "eating or prosis and drinking nosis).

Trumpets Used to Notify, Warn or Assemble Israel for War

Numbers 10:2-9, Make thee two trumpets of silver . . . for the calling of the assembly, and for the 

journeying of the camps. And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to thee at 

the door of the tabernacle . . . . And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which are heads of 

the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee . . . they shall blow an alarm for their journeys . . . 

. And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for 

ever throughout your generations. And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye 

shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before YaHVaH your YAH, and ye shall be saved 

from your enemies.
Jeremiah 4:19, My bowels, my bowels! I am pained at my very heart . . . the sound of the trumpet, the 

alarm of war.
Amos 3:6, Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid?
Examples of trumpets to call soldiers to battle: (1) Phinehas, Numbers 31:6; (2) Ehud, Judges 3:27; (3) 

Gideon, Judges 6:34, 7:8-22; (4) Saul, I Samuel 13:3.

Trumpets Used as a Sound
of Peace, End of Strife

II Samuel 2:28, So Joab blew a trumpet, and all the people stood still, and pursued after Israel no more, 

neither fought they any more.
See also 18:16, 20:22.

Trumpets Signified Crowning
a King, or Revolt

II Samuel 15:10, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in 

II Samuel 20:1, . . . a man of Belial . . . Sheba . . . blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David 

. . . every man to his tents, O Israel.
I Kings 1:34, 39, And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and 

blow ye with the trumpet, and say, YAH save king Solomon . . . . And Zadok the priest took an horn of oil out of 

the tabernacle, and anointed Solomon . . . and all the people said, YAH save King Solomon.
II Kings 9:13, Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the 

stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king.
II Kings 11:12, 14, . . . they made him [Joash] king, and anointed him . . . the king stood by the pillar, 

as the manner was . . . and all the people of the land rejoiced, and blew with trumpets . . . .

Trumpet Used in Temple Worship

Solomon's Temple was dedicated during the feast of the seventh month:
II Chronicles 5:3, 12-14, 7:6, . . . in the feast which was in the seventh month . . . an hundred and 

twenty priests sounding with trumpets: It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make 

one sound to be heard in praising and thanking YaHVaH; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and 

cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised YaHVaH, saying, For He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever: 

that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of YaHVaH; . . . for the glory of YaHVaH had filled 

the house of YAH . . . the priests sounded trumpets before them, and all Israel stood.
The foundation of the second temple was just after the Day of Trumpets.
Ezra 3:6, 10, 11, From the first day of the seventh month began they to offer burnt offerings unto 

YaHVaH. But the foundation of the temple of YaHVaH was not yet laid . . . . And when the builders laid the 

foundation of the temple of YaHVaH, they set the priests in their apparel with trumpets, and the Levites the sons 

of Asaph with cymbals, to praise YaHVaH, . . . they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto 

YaHVaH; because He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a 

great shout, when they praised YaHVaH, because the foundation of the house of YaHVaH was laid.
Trumpets were used in worship, I Chronicles 15:24, 16:42, etc.

YAH's Voice is Full of Awesome Power, Like a Trumpet

Revelation 1:10-11, I was in the Spirit on YaHVaH's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a 

trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last.
Revelation 4:1 . . . a door was opened in Heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a 

trumpet talking with me.
Psalm 29, [whole chapter, especially verses 4, 10:] The voice of YaHVaH is powerful [in power]; the voice 

of YaHVaH is full of majesty [in majesty] . . . . YaHVaH sitteth King for ever.

YAH's Trumpet-Like Voice
at Mt. Sinai

Exodus 19:16, 19, . . . on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings . . . and 

the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled . . . . And when 

the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spoke, and YAH answered him by a voice.
Exodus 20:18, And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet . 

. . they removed, and stood afar off.
YAH's presence is far more awesome than even this! And we must listen to what he says, and fear and 

respect Him!
Hebrews 12:18-29, For ye are not come unto the mount that might be touched . . . . And the sound of the 

trumpet, and the voice of words . . . For they could not endure that which was commanded . . . But ye are come 

unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living YAH . . . See that ye refuse not Him that speaketh . . . Whose 

voice then shook the earth: but now He hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also 

heaven . . . . [Let us therefore] serve YAH acceptably with reverence and YAH-LIKE fear: For our YAH is a 

consuming fire.

Day of Trumpets Should Place Us
in a Reverent Attitude

Amos 3:6, Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid?
Psalm 2:11, Serve YaHVaH with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Hebrews 10:31, It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living YAH.

Trumpets and YaHVaH's Judgment Day

Joel 2:1, 2, 11, Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in My Pure mountain: let all the 

inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of YaHVaH cometh, for it is nigh at hand; A day of darkness and of 

gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness . . . . And YaHVaH shall utter His voice before His army . . . 

for the day of YaHVaH is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
Zephaniah 1:6-7, 14-18, . . . [I will cut off] them that are turned back from YaHVaH [us, if we fall 

away]; and those that have not sought YaHVaH, nor inquired for Him. Hold thy peace at the presence of YaHVaH YAH: 

for the day of YaHVaH is at hand . . . . The great day of YaHVaH is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even 

the voice of the day of YaHVaH: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of 

trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and 

thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers . . . . 

 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of YaHVaH's wrath . . . .
Psalm 98:6, 9, With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before YaHVaH, the King . . . for He 

cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall He judge the world, and the people with equity.
See also Deuteronomy 32:36.

Message of Day of Trumpets is that We Should Repent

Joel 2:1, 12-13, Blow ye the trumpet in Zion . . . for the day of YaHVaH cometh . . . . Therefore also 

now, saith YaHVaH, turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. 

And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto YaHVaH your YAH . . . .
Joel 2:15, 19, 32, Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly . . . . Yea, YaHVaH 

will answer . . . whosoever shall call on the name of YaHVaH shall be delivered . . . .
Zephaniah 1:14, 16; 2:3, The great day of YaHVaH is near . . . a day of the trumpet . . . . Seek ye 

YaHVaH, . . . it may be ye shall be hid in the day of YaHVaH's anger.
Messiah Comes to Rule Earth
on the Day of Trumpets

Psalm 47:5, 7, 8, YAH is gone up with a shout, YaHVaH with the sound of a trumpet . . . . For YAH is the 

King of all the earth . . . YAH reigneth over the heathen: YAH sits upon the Throne of His holiness.
Zechariah 9:14, And YaHVaH shall be seen over them, and His arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and 

YaHVaH YAH shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.
Revelation 11:15, And the seventh angel sounded [the seventh trumpet] . . . The kingdoms of this world 

are become the Kingdoms of our YaHVaH, and of His Messiah; and He shall reign for ever and ever.

Righteous Dead Will Be
Resurrected on Trumpets

Matthew 24:31, And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather 

together His elect from the four winds . . . .
I Corinthians 15:52, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall 

sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
I Thessalonians 4:16-17, For YaHVaH Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the 

archangel, and with the trump of YAH: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain 

shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet YaHVaH in the air: and so shall we ever be with 

For the righteous, instead of a day of wrath, the trumpet will signify a day of joy.
Psalm 89:15, Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O YaHVaH, in the light of 

Thy countenance.
Psalm 98:6, With trumpets and sound of the cornet make a joyful noise before YaHVaH, the King.
Message to us on the Day of Trumpets: Better be alive now or you will never be resurrected later!
Ephesians 5:14-16, Wherefore He saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead [Isaiah 26:19 

compared with Isaiah 27:13], and Messiah shall give thee light. See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as 

fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Israel To Be Regathered
at the Sound of the Trumpet

Isaiah 27:12-13, . . . ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel. And it shall come to pass 

in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of 

Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship YaHVaH in the Pure mount at Jerusalem.

YAH's Work Must Warn World With the Voice of a Trumpet

Isaiah 58:1, Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their 

transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
This crying like a trumpet must be inspired.
Judges 6:34, But the Spirit of YaHVaH came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet.
YAH's ministers are like watchmen:
Jeremiah 6:17, Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, 

We will not hearken.
Ezekiel 33:3-6, If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people; 

Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; . . . his blood shall be upon his own 

head . . . . But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned . . . 

his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
I Corinthians 14:8, For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?
Trumpet used to rally YAH's people:
Nehemiah 4:19-20, [during the rebuilding of the Jerusalem wall] . . . The work is great and large, and we 

are separated on the wall, one far from another. In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort 

ye thither unto us [Nehemiah, the leader]: our YAH shall fight for us.
Some Keep The New Moon
and Other Feast Days in Vain

Mark 7:7, Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
Amos 8:4-5, 10-11, Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy . . . . Saying, When will the new moon be 

gone, that we may sell corn? And the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat . . . falsifying the balances by deceit? 

. . . I will turn your feasts into mourning . . . and the end thereof as a bitter day. [because they do not keep 

YAH's feast days and sabbaths with the right attitude] Behold, the days come . . . that I will send a famine in 

the land, . . . of hearing the words of YaHVaH.
Hosea 2:8-11, For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and 

gold, [margin: wherewith they made Baal]. Therefore will I return, and take away [my blessings] . . . . I will 

also cause all her mirth [revelry] to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn 

Isaiah 1:11-15, [Jewish translation] To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me? . . . 

Bring no more vain oblations; It is an offering of abomination unto Me; new moon and sabbath, the holding of 

convocations -- I cannot endure iniquity along with the solemn assembly. Your new moons and your appointed seasons 

My soul hates . . . . And when you spread forth your hands, I will hide My eyes from you . . . your hands are 

full of blood.
NOTE: The phrase "your feasts" does not necessarily mean that they were keeping days different than YAH 

instituted, but that they were not "YAH's feasts" in the sense that they were not kept unto YaHVaH, but for human vanity and pretense.

New Moons Will Be Religiously (worshiping) Observed in the Millennium.

Isaiah 66:23, And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to 

another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, saith YaHVaH.
See also Ezekiel 45:17; 46:3, 6.
Trumpets, Atonement Closely Related

Joel 2:15, Blow a trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly. [Why? verse 1, the day of 

YaHVaH is at hand] Blow ye the trumpet in Zion . . . for the day of YaHVaH cometh, for it is nigh at hand. [What 

should we do because of this nearness?, verses 12-13] turn ye even to Me with all your heart, and with fasting . . 

. .
Leviticus 25:9, Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile [50th year of release, or liberty, when 

every man returns to his possessions, verse 10] to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of 

atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.
NOTE: Messiah's coming is likened to a jubilee year, in which He releases the world from bondage to 

Satan. He comes on the last trumpet (Revelation 11:15) so here we see that the relation between Trumpets and 

Atonement demonstrates that one of the first things Messiah does when He returns is to give liberty [jubilee] to 

the earth.

The Day of Trumpets is a Memorial

Memorial is from the Hebrew word zikrown, which means memorial, record, remembrance. Passover and 

Trumpets are both Pure Day memorials. Passover reminds us of Israel's exodus from Egypt and the death of the 

Messiah. Trumpets is a memorial of the greatest event in human history: the return of the Messiah to establish His 

Exodus 12:14, 13:9, And this day [Passover] shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a 

feast to YaHVaH throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever . . . . And it 

shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that YaHVaH's law may be in 

thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath YaHVaH brought thee out of Egypt.
Leviticus 23:24, . . . a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an Pure convocation.
Numbers 10:10, Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your 

months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace 

offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your YAH: I am YaHVaH your YAH.
Joshua 4:7, . . . That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of YaHVaH; when it 

passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children 

of Israel for ever.
Malachi 3:16, Then they that feared YaHVaH spake often one to another: and YaHVaH hearkened, and heard 

it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for them that feared YaHVaH, and that thought upon His name.

Trumpets Scripture Readings

Psalms which begin with "YaHVaH reigneth," were originally designed for recitation at the new year 

festival. See Psalm 93, 97, and 99.
Three types of shofar notes are blown: (1) a short base blast ending abruptly, (2) a long resonant blast, 

and (3) "quavers," a series of trills, like a person wailing in distress. The shofar is blown at set ways during 

the Jewish service after which various verses are recited: (1) "Kingship verses," to celebrate YAH's kingship, 

Exodus 15:18; Numbers 23:21; Deuteronomy 33:5; Psalm 22:28, 24:7-10, 93:1; Isaiah 44:6; Obadiah 1:21; Zechariah 

14:9; Deuteronomy 6:4; (2) "Memorial verses," Genesis 8:1; Exodus 2:24; Leviticus 26:42; Psalm 111:4, 5, 106:45; 

Jeremiah 2:2; Ezekiel 16:60; Jeremiah 31:20; Leviticus 26:45; and (3) "Shofar verses," Exodus 19:16, 19, 20:18; 

Psalm 47:5, 81:3, 98:6, all of Psalm 150; Isaiah 18:3; Zechariah 9:14; Numbers 10:10.  

Days of Penitence (Repentance)

Beginning on the Day of Trumpets and ending on the Day of Atonement is what Jews call the "Ten Days of 

Penitence," or "Days of Awe," dedicated to the inner cleansing of the man. They are also known as "Days of 

Return," because we are to examine ourselves and return to YAH.
Jewish tradition relates that figuratively, on Trumpets, YAH opens three books: (1) the first containing 

the names of the righteous, who are in the book of life, (2) the second contains the names of those irremediably 

wicked whose fate is death, and (3) the third book has the names of those in between, who have until Atonement to 

determine their fates. (Thus, Jews understand that there are three resurrections, three classes of people YAH 

deals with.) One of the verses Jews recite during these days is Exodus 34:5-7, 9, which emphasizes repentance and 

YAH's mercy. Revelation 20:12-15 refers to YAH's book of eternal life.
The weekly Sabbath between Trumpets and Atonement is known as Sabbath Shubah ("return"), meaning 

"repentance Sabbath." Hosea 14:1-9 and Micah 7:19-20 are read on this Sabbath. Repentance is the vehicle YAH has 

assigned through which man may reach Him. The only way to approach YAH is through repentance. The value of 

repentance is also emphasized by the Biblical example of King Hezekiah, who, when upon his deathbed, pleaded with 

YAH for mercy. YAH granted Hezekiah's request and extended his life for fifteen years, II Kings 20:1-11.
There are three areas of repentance in Jewish understanding: (1) thought, (2) speech, (3) action. Unless 

one corrects his actions, he is not truly repentant.

Meaning of Trumpets - Yom Teruah - Blowing of Trumpets

Alfred Edersheim, "The Temple: Its Ministry and Services" (Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1950).
Trumpets were used to signal Israel during their march through the wilderness, to summon them to war, 

proclaim days of public rejoicing, and to mark the beginnings of their months. According to Numbers 10:10, every 

time the trumpets were blown, it was a public acknowledgment that YaHVaH is YAH, He is King.
Accordingly, in the New Testament, YAH's elect will be summoned by the sound of the trumpet in the day of 

Messiah's coming, not only the living, but "the dead in Messiah," Matthew 24:31, I Corinthians 15:52, I 

Thessalonians 4:16. Also, the heavenly hosts are marshalled to war until the seventh angel sounds the last 

trumpet and Messiah is proclaimed King Universal, Revelation 8:2, 10:7, 11:15.

A Solemn Time of Covenant Renewal

Rabbi Louis Jacobs, A Guide to Rosh Hashanah (Yom Teruah) (London, 1959).
Joy and sadness are twins, and the closeness of these two are never seen more clearly than at the New 

Year. Rosh Ha-Shanah is a solemn festival but it is a festival. It is not unusual for men and women to change 

their lives under the influence of the stirring worship services of the "Days of Awe" of which Rosh Hashanah is 

the first.
The first day of the agricultural year, Trumpets is also the time Ezra read the Law to the captives 

returned from Babylon, Nehemiah 8:1-8. Hence the festival is associated with personal renewal of one's covenant 

with YAH and firm resolution (New Year's resolution) to obey YAH's law.
Rabbis felt that Rosh Hashanah is the day all men pass before YAH like sheep, and he judges them. Thus, 

the feast is not only a "Day of Judgment" but a "Day of Remembrance," for YAH remembers sins that proud humans 

forget, and remembers good deeds which humble men belittle or forget.

*** Day of Trumpets and Revelation ***

There are so many staggering problems in the world today. Is there a solution? Yes, thank YAH there is!
We need the Kingdom of YAH. YaHOSHA Messiah preached the Gospel of the Kingdom of YAH when He was on this 

earth in human form. This is the message that the churches should be preaching as a warning and witness to the 

world. This message says that Messiah will return and set up the government of YAH on this earth.
  **This part of YAH's Plan for us and the rest of the world is the essence of the Day of Trumpets.

Seventh Month

YAH's Plan began in the First Month of His Calendar (Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread), continues 50 

days later (Pentecost), and will end with the seventh month of His Calendar. The first day of the seventh month 

(seven is the number for perfection and completion) is the Day of Trumpets which will herald the return of YaHOSHA 

Messiah who will set up the Kingdom of YAH and bring to an end all that is now wrong in this world.
The Day of Trumpets will begin the Great Fall Harvest, during which time all of mankind that responds to 

YAH's call will be saved and become a part of the Kingdom of YAH.
It is time for those now called to let YAH's trumpet sound in our lives as we strive to overcome our 

problems so that we can be in YAH's kingdom.

Trumpet Plagues

The Day of Trumpets, the pivotal middle festival in YAH's Plan, is not a pleasant time for earth's 

inhabitants. It is a time of destruction as YAH and YaHOSHA Messiah tear down Satan's world and prepare to set up 

the Kingdom of YAH.
Great plagues are visited upon the inhabitants of the earth as each trumpet is sounded, ending with the 

Seventh Trumpet and the Seven Last Plagues including the Battle of Armageddon, Revelation 16:16.

Trumpets, in the Bible, often are used for an announcement of war, and the first festival of the Third 

Harvest period is no exception. Just as a new building cannot be raised until the old and dilapidated one is 

razed (as much as is necessary), so this world must be torn down in order for the Kingdom of YAH to be raised up.
YAH will fight a great war with the evil elements of the earth beginning with the seventh seal of 

Revelation 8. Here we find seven angels which have seven trumpets ready to sound so as to fulfil the beginning of 

the Fall Harvest.

Triumphal Return

Although the sounding of the trumpets will bring bone-chilling, terrifying and cataclysmic destruction and 

ruin to this world, there is also a very joyful note: the heralding of the triumphal return of YaHOSHA Messiah as 

King of kings and YaHVaH of YaHVaHs. With Him He will bring His people (saints) who will reign and rule with Him 

on this earth. The government (kingdom) of YAH will bring the wonderful joy, happiness, and peace that this world 

has agonized and longed for.
The Day of Trumpets comes to fulfilment as YaHOSHA returns to stand on the Mount of Olives. At this time 

the Mount will cleave in two and healing waters will flow east and west into all the world, Zechariah 14:4, 8.

*** 7 Trumpets of Revelation ***

7th Seal = 7 Trumpet Plagues (Rev. 8:1-2)

1st Trumpet (v. 7) 1/3 of Trees Burnt
2nd Trumpet (vs. 8-9) 1/3 of Sea Creatures Die
3rd Trumpet (vs. 10-11) 1/3 of Fresh Water Poisoned
4th Trumpet (v. 12) Sun, Moon, Stars Darkened by 1/3
5th Trumpet (Rev. 9:1-12) Bottomless Pit Opened; Locusts, Scorpians; People on Earth Tormented
6th Trumpet (Rev. 9:13-21) Four Angels Loosed; Army of 200 Million; 1/3 of Mankind Killed.
7th Trumpet = 7 Last Plagues (Rev. 15:1,7-8,16:1-21)
1st -- Boils & Sores
2nd -- Sea Becomes Blood
3rd -- Fresh Water Becomes Blood
4th -- Sun's Heat Becomes Red Hot
5th -- Darkness
6th -- Battle of Armageddon
7th -- Thunder, Lightning, Great Earthquake, Great Hail

Messiah Returns (Rev. 19:11-16) at the Seventh Trumpet (not at the 'rapture').

Ultimate fulfillment of Day of Trumpets as Kingdom of YAH is established.

-- adapted from an article distributed by Gary Sjordalê

Trumpets Quiz

Answers to the following quiz are at the end of this section.

Matching -- Day of Trumpets, remembrance
2.ram's horn
3.first day of 7th month
4.first day of civil year moons
6.Tishri 1-10
7.return of Messiah
__ of three Sacred times,
I Chron. 23:31, Col. 2:16
__ b.Day of Trumpets
__ c.Rosh Hashana
__ d.shofar, Leviticus 25:9
__ e.meaning of Day of Trumpets
__ f."Days of Repentance", "Days of Awe"
__ g.zikrown, Leviticus 23:24

Fill in the Blanks

1."In the _______ month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a _______, a ________ of blowing of 

trumpets, an Pure ___________," Leviticus 23:24

2."Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a _______, and shew My people their _____________, and the house 

of Jacob their ____," Isaiah 58:1

3."Blow ye the trumpet in ____, and sound an alarm in My Pure mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land 

tremble: for the day of the ____ cometh, for it is nigh at hand," Joel 2:1 

4." . . . The kingdoms of this _____ are become the kingdoms of our ____, and of His ______; and He shall reign 

___ ____ and ____," Revelation 11:15.

5."In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last _____: for the trumpet shall sound, and the ____ shall be 

raised incorruptible, and we shall be _______," I Corinthians 15:52

6."For YaHVaH Himself shall descend from heaven with a _____, with the voice of the archangel, and with the _____ 

of YAH: and the dead in Messiah shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be ______ __ together 

with them in the ______, to meet YaHVaH in the ___: and so shall we ever be with YaHVaH," I Thessalonians 4:16-17

General Questions

On a separate sheet of paper, answer these questions:

1.Prophetically, what future events are typified by the Day of Trumpets? Joel 2; Zephaniah 1; Psalms 98:6, 9, 

47:5-8; Revelation 11:15; Matthew 24:31; I Corinthians 15:52; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Psalms 89:15, 98:6; Isaiah 

27:12-13; Isaiah 58:1; Jeremiah 6:17; Ezekiel 33:3-6.

2.Is "Feast of Trumpets" a Biblically-based term? (a minor issue).  

3.Does the Bible tie the Day of Trumpets with the Day of Atonement? Joel 2; Zephaniah 1.

4.How is the Day of Trumpets a unique Pure Day? Give 2-3 ways.


Matching -- Day of Trumpets: 5a, 3b, 4c, 2d, 7e, 6f, 1g.

Fill in the Blanks: 1. seventh, sabbath, memorial, convocation; 2. trumpet, transgression, sins; 3. Zion, 

YaHVaH (YHVH); 4. world, YaHVaH, Messiah, for ever, ever; 5. trump, dead, changed; 6. shout, trump, caught- 

up, clouds, air.

General Questions:
1.Day of YaHVaH, judgment of the wicked, establishment of the millennial Kingdom of YAH, resurrection of the 

righteous dead, joyful triumph of the righteous, regathering of Israel (second Exodus), warning of the world with 

the gospel message.
2.No. Trumpets (and Atonement) are not merry and joyful like the Feasts of Unleavened Bread, Weeks (Pentecost) 

and Tabernacles. Trumpets is profoundly serious and intended to be a time of deep introspection and repentance 

before the Almighty. The Hebrew words chag and chagag (Strong's #2282 and 2287) denote the joyfulness 

characterized by feasting and dancing. These words are used for Unleavened Bread, Weeks and Tabernacles, but not 

for Trumpets and Atonement. Another word, moed, "set time, divine appointment" in Leviticus 23 refers to the 

weekly Sabbath and all the feast days, including Tabernacles, Trumpets and Atonement. Unfortunately, the King 

James Version often translates both chag and moed as "feast," which causes confusion. Trumpets is not a chag, but 

a moed. "Feast of Trumpets" in a somewhat inaccurate term.
3.Yes. Blowing trumpets begins a time of fasting and repentance.
4.(a) The Pure Day of Trumpets is not mentioned in the New Testament (except in its prophetic fulfillment as the 

Day of YaHVaH), (b) Trumpets is the only New Moon that is also a Pure Day, (c) Trumpets is directly tied to the 
Day of Atonement.
from Giving & Sharing with Shirley and Richard Nickels

Revised Edition, copyright 1995 by Sharing & Giving, Inc. (out of print and off the web about 2020).

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