Bible Study

Scripture references to Trumpets

Zach Baker, a member of our local church, graciously submitted this study. It comes at a wonderful time as we will be celebrating the Feast of Trumpets on September 16th. I thank them for their dedication to this body and to the Lord.

-Rev. Alex Burchnell

{Source: William Mounce Expository Dictionary}
Old Testament

  • Signal for the approach of the Israelites to Mount Sinai
    Exodus 19:16-17 (NRSV)
    16 On the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning, as well as a thick cloud on the
    mountain and a blast of a trumpet so loud that all the people who were in the camp trembled. 17
    Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God. They took their stand at the foot of the
  • Celebration of the New Moon
    Psalm 81:3
    Blow the trumpet at the new moon,
    At the full moon, on our festal day.
  • The Jubilee Year
    Leviticus 25:9
    Then you shall have the trumpet sounded loud; on the tenth day of the seventh month—on the Day
    of Atonement—you shall have the trumpet sounded throughout all your land.
  • Various Feasts
    Joel 2:15
    Blow the trumpet in Zion;
    Consecrate a fast;
    Call a solemn assembly;
  • When taking an oath
    2 Chronicles 15:14
    They took an oath to the Lord with a loud voice and with shouting and with trumpets and with
  • A warning of an approaching enemy
    Isaiah 18:3
    All you inhabitants of the world,
    You who live on the earth,
    When a signal is raised on the mountains, look! When a trumpet is blown, listen!
  • Joshua and the Israelites conquer Jericho
  • Joshua 6:20
  • So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the
  • trumpets, they raised a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so the people charged straight
  • ahead into the city and captured it.
  • Announcement of the coming of the Day of the Lord
    Isaiah 27:13
    And on that day a great trumpet will be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and
    those who were driven out to the land of Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy
    mountain at Jerusalem.
    New Testament
    “The trumpet blast, like the clear preaching of the word of God, can bring order to chaos, prevent
    confusion, and call God’s people to act for Him.” -Wm. Mounce.
  • Signals Jesus’ return to earth
    Matthew 24:31
    And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four
    winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
  • The resurrection of the dead at Jesus’ return
    1 Corinthians 15:52
    … in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the
    dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
  • In reference to the giving of the law (see also Exodus 19:16)
    Hebrews 12:19
    And the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word
    be spoken to them.
  • Beginning of the Revelation to John
    Revelation 1:10
    I was in the spirit on the Lord’s day, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet.
  • Angels blowing trumpets before disaster strikes
    Revelation 9:14
    …Saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, “Release the four angels who are bound at the great River Euphrates.”

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