16 – 7 Trumpets of Revelation

In 2014, I went on a trip to Israel.  It was a wonderful experience.  One of the souvenirs I purchased was a ram’s horn, a shofar.  Actually, I bought two of them.  One of them would be used to demonstrate what they sound like, and the other one, I would do some carving.

I decided to carve into this ram’s horn, the 7 Trumpets of Revelation.  You can find the seven angels who blow the seven trumpets in Revelation 8, 9 & 11.  I have the title carved in large letters on one side, and an angel blowing the trumpet with the seven judgments carved on the other side.

1st Trumpet – Hail and fire will destroy a third of the trees and grass

2nd Trumpet – Third of the seas turned to blood, killing fish and sinking ships

3rd Trumpet – A great star fell on a third of the rivers, turning them bitter

4th Trumpet – A third of the sun was struck, and a third of the stars turned dark

5th Trumpet – From a pit came smoke filled with locust, torturing man with their stingers

6th Trumpet – Four angels released, to kill a third of mankind

7th Trumpet – The heavens open with thunder, revealing God’s Temple and the Ark of the Covenant

I started out using an x-acto knife, but the blades kept braking.  I finally went to a Dremel tool, which sped the carving up greatly.  The shofar has a translucent quality, so I put a string of lights inside the horn which gives it a beautiful glow.  This project took me about eight months to carve.  I finished it in April 2019.

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