horn

Concise Bible Dictionary:

Shofar
These, as trumpets, are mentioned only at the taking of Jericho, though doubtless they were used at other times (Josh. 6:4-13).

Strong’s Dictionary of Greek Words:

Greek:
κέρας
Transliteration:
keras
Phonic:
ker’-as
Meaning:
from a primary κάρ (the hair of the head); a horn (literally or figuratively)
KJV Usage:
horn

From Manners and Customs of the Bible:

1 Chronicles 25: 5. All these were the sons of Heman the king’s seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn.
Some of the earliest wind instruments were no doubt made of the horns of animals, and when afterward metals were used in their manufacture they retained more or less of the original shape, and continued to be called by the original name. The difference between the keren, “horn,” and the shophar, “trumpet,” “cornet,” is supposed to have been principally in the shape, the latter having less of a curved shape than the former. See note on Psalm 98:6 (#447). The keren is mentioned as a musical instrument in Joshua 6:5 and in Daniel 3:5,7,10,15. In the passage in Daniel it is translated “cornet.”

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