were of a great variety of forms, and were made of divers materials. Some were made of silver (Num. 10:2), and were used only by the priests in announcing the approach of festivals and in giving signals of war. Some were also made of rams' horns (Josh. 6:8). They 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; Psa 81:3;98:6).
"Trumpets" are among the symbols used in the Book of Revelation (Rev. 1:10;8:2). (See HORN.)