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" by tradition. Day of Trumpets is a solemn time of covenant renewal.
Day of Trumpets and RevelationChapter 11
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/Teruah An Pure ConvocationMikra Kodesh
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.
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 corruptible, 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 YaHVaH.
NOTE: The Day of Trumpets. Jews call it Rosh Hashana, "head of the year." It's origins Rosh Hashana according to N. 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 Tabernacles. 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.
Note on Law: the Sacrificial Law was added due to our transgressions.
Jeremiah 7:22; Ezieyl 20:25 Galations 1-5
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]  the sabbaths, and for  the new moons, and for  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 moon." 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 kingdom. 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.
*** 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.
Answers to the following quiz are at the end of this section.
Matching -- Day of Trumpets
1.memorial, remembrance 2.ram's horn 3.first day of 7th month 4.first day of civil year 5.new moons 6.Tishri 1-10 7.return of Messiah __ a.one of three Pure times,
I Chron. 23:31, Col. 2:16
__ b.Day of Trumpets __ c.Yom Teruah (not a New Year. Exodus 10) __ 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
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.
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. (See Atonement Feast)
-- adapted from an article distributed by Gary Sjordalê