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
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 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
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
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]  the sabbaths, and for  the new moons, and for  the set feasts, as it is written in the law
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
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
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
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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).