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Holman Bible Dictionary

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Hebrew - ..alarm, sound an alarm, sound the alarm, sounding an alarm
Hebrew - alarm, shout of alarm
Hebrew - alarm, alarmed, alarming, kept alarming
Hebrew - alarm, alarmed, fled in alarm

A signal given by shouting or playing an instrument. The Hebrew term (terucah) means literally a shout, but musical instruments were used as the trumpets of Numbers 10:1-10. The alarm called the wilderness community to march (Numbers 10:5-6). The alarm was a special, unspecified, sound of the trumpets, for they could be blown without sounding the alarm to march (Numbers 10:7). The alarm called later Israel to battle (Numbers 10:9) and reminded them of God's presence with their armies. Compare Numbers 31:6. The alarm is sounded against the enemy of God's people (2 Chronicles 13:12). Joshua 6:1 describes a different alarm system. The priests march with horns, instruments distinct from trumpets, and the people shout a great shout or alarm (terucah) before God's miraculous act. The trumpet could also sound the alarm on a great religious day (Leviticus 25:9), and Israel could raise a shout of joy (1 Samuel 4:5). The alarm did not always bring joy. The alarm announcing the enemy coming in war brought shock, sadness, and fear (Jeremiah 4:19; Hosea 5:8). The greatest fear should come, however, when God sounds the alarm for His day (Joel 2:1).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

Bibliography Information
Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'ALARM'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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