According to Easton's Bible Dictionary, trumpets in the Bible were of a great variety of forms and were made of various materials. Some were made of silver (Num. 10:2), and were used only by the priests, announcing the approach of festivals and in giving signals of war. Some were also made of rams' horns (Josh. 6:8). These were blown at special festivals and to herald the arrival of special seasons (Lev. 23:24; 25:9; 1 Chr. 15:24; 2 Chr. 29:27; Ps. 81:3; 98:6). This type of trumpet, the shofar is still blown today in Jewish services on Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur.
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