Alarm
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ALARM

a-larm' (teru`ah): This expression is found six times in the Old Testament. The Hebrew word so rendered is derived from a verb meaning "to shout" or "blow a horn," as a signal for breaking up camp, starting on a journey or into battle, or in triumphant shout over the defeat of enemies. In a few instances it is employed of a cry of despair or distress. The noun teru`ah translated "alarm" in Numbers 10:5 refers to the signal given the people of Israel to start on their journey in the Wilderness. The passages in Jeremiah (4:19; 49:2) both refer to the summons for war. The same is true of Zephaniah 1:16. The law concerning the sounding of the alarm is fully stated in Numbers 10:1-10. Here we read that two silver trumpets of beaten work were sounded by the sons of Aaron in case of war and also "in the day of. gladness" to gather the people together for the various feasts, new moons, sacrifices and offerings.

W. W. Davies

Greek
5401. phobos -- panic flight, fear, the causing of fear, terror
... Noun, Masculine Transliteration: phobos Phonetic Spelling: (fob'-os) Short Definition:
fear, terror, reverence Definition: (a) fear, terror, alarm, (b) the ...
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4423. ptoesis -- a fluttering, excitement, hence terror
... Word Origin from ptoeo Definition a fluttering, excitement, hence terror NASB Word
Usage fear (1). amazement. From ptoeo; alarm -- amazement. see GREEK ptoeo. ...
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1298. diatarasso -- to agitate greatly
... trouble. From dia and tarasso; to disturb wholly, ie Agitate (with alarm) -- trouble.
see GREEK dia. see GREEK tarasso. (dietarachthe) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
8643. teruah -- a shout or blast of war, alarm, or joy
... 8642, 8643. teruah. 8644 . a shout or blast of war, alarm, or joy. Transliteration:
teruah Phonetic Spelling: (ter-oo-aw') Short Definition: shout. ...
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2648. chaphaz -- to be in trepidation, hurry or alarm
... chaphaz. 2649 . to be in trepidation, hurry or alarm. Transliteration: chaphaz
Phonetic Spelling: (khaw-faz') Short Definition: alarm. Word Origin a prim. ...
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927. behal -- to alarm, dismay
... 926, 927. behal. 928 . to alarm, dismay. Transliteration: behal Phonetic
Spelling: (be-hal') Short Definition: alarmed. Word Origin ...
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7321. rua -- to raise a shout, give a blast
... shout in triumph (1), shout aloud (1), shout joyfully (8), shout loud (1), shouted
(8), shouted for joy (1), shouting the cry (1), sound an alarm (3), sound ...
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8429. tevah -- to be startled or alarmed
... By implication) take alarm -- be astonied. see HEBREW tamahh. see HEBREW sha'ah.
see HEBREW tavah. 8428, 8429. tevah. 8430 . Strong's Numbers.
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6343. pachad -- dread
... From pachad; a (sudden) alarm (properly, the object feared, by implication, the
feeling) -- dread(-ful), fear, (thing) great (fear, -ly feared), terror. ...
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6342. pachad -- to dread, be in dread or in awe
... A primitive root; to be startled (by a sudden alarm); hence, to fear in general --
be afraid, stand in awe, (be in) fear, make to shake. 6341b, 6342. ...
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6345. pachdah -- dread, (religious) awe
... Word Origin from pachad Definition dread, (religious) awe NASB Word Usage dread
(1). fear. Feminine of pachad; alarm (ie Awe) -- fear. see HEBREW pachad. ...
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1091. ballahah -- terror, dreadful event, calamity, destruction
... terror, trouble. From balahh; alarm; hence, destruction -- terror, trouble. see
HEBREW balahh. 1090b, 1091. ballahah. 1092 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Alarm.
... I. Solemn Addresses to Sinners. Hymn 2 Alarm. John Newton 7,6,7,6,7,7,7,6. Alarm.
Stop, poor sinner! stop and think. Before you farther go! ...
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March the Twenty-Ninth Mystic Alarm-Bells
... MARCH The Twenty-ninth MYSTIC ALARM-BELLS. MATTHEW xxvii.19-25. Pilate was
warned. Pilate's wife had a dream, and in the dream she ...
/.../march the twenty-ninth mystic alarm-bells.htm

We are not in any Great Perturbation or Alarm About the ...
... Chapter I. We are not in any great perturbation or alarm about the persecutions
we suffer´┐Ż [446] We are not in any great perturbation ...
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Treats of Several Ways Whereby Our Lord Quickens the Soul; There ...
... TREATS OF SEVERAL WAYS WHEREBY OUR LORD QUICKENS THE SOUL; THERE APPEARS NO CAUSE
FOR ALARM IN THEM ALTHOUGH THEY ARE SIGNAL FAVOURS OF A VERY EXALTED NATURE. ...
/.../teresa/the interior castle or the mansions/chapter ii treats of several.htm

Synopsis. --The Gradual Narrowing of the Miraculous Element in the ...
... I SYNOPSIS."The gradual narrowing of the miraculous element in the Bible by recent
discovery and discussion."The alarm thereby excited in the Church."The ...
/.../miracles and supernatural religion/i synopsis the gradual narrowing of.htm

Petilianus Said: "But These Things do not Alarm us Christians...
... Book II. Chapter 74. " 163. Petilianus said: "But these things do not
alarm us Christians´┐Ż "163. Petilianus said: "But these ...
/.../chapter 74 163 petilianus.htm

Attempts of the Sanhedrim to Corrupt and Alarm the Restored Blind ...
... Attempts of the Sanhedrim to corrupt and alarm the restored Blind Man."Christ's
Conversation with him."The Sight of the Blind, and the Blindness of the ...
/.../section 199 attempts of the.htm

Conscience.
... "'Wishing to arise at an early hour each morning, a gentleman purchased an
alarm-clock. He took it home, and, having set it, went to bed and slept soundly. ...
/.../byrum/the value of a praying mother/chapter vi conscience.htm

Conclusion
... these pages will go forth crying "Behold, the Bridegroom cometh, go ye out to meet
Him." That the masses will give neither heed nor credit to the alarm is only ...
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But Perhaps You Will Say to Me: "Why do You Fill Your Paper with ...
... This man rouses all this alarm in you because of such expressions of mine; but he
maintains that it is unjust to bring up similar expressions against him when ...
/.../19 but perhaps you will.htm

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A particular quivering sound of the silver trumpets to give warning to the Hebrews on their journey through the wilderness (Numbers 10:5, 6), a call to arms, or a war-note (Jeremiah 4:19; 49:2; Zephaniah 1:16).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.

2. (n.) Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.

3. (n.) A sudden attack; disturbance; broil.

4. (n.) Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.

5. (n.) A mechanical contrivance for awaking persons from sleep, or rousing their attention; an alarum.

6. (v. t.) To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.

7. (v. t.) To keep in excitement; to disturb.

8. (v. t.) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.

Thesaurus
Alarm (26 Occurrences)
...ALARM. ... The noun teru`ah translated "alarm" in Numbers 10:5 refers to the signal given
the people of Israel to start on their journey in the Wilderness. ...
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Alarm-trumpets (1 Occurrence)
Alarm-trumpets. Alarms, Alarm-trumpets. Alas . Multi-Version
Concordance Alarm-trumpets (1 Occurrence). Numbers 31:6 ...
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Startle (2 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) To move suddenly, or be excited, on feeling
alarm; to start. 2. (vt) To excite by sudden alarm...
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Fright (3 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) A state of terror excited by the sudden appearance of danger; sudden
and violent fear, usually of short duration; a sudden alarm. ...
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Fear (970 Occurrences)
... n.) A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil, or the
apprehension of impending danger; apprehension; anxiety; solicitude; alarm; dread. ...
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Pitched (101 Occurrences)
... (KJV). Numbers 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side
shall go forward. ... They shall blow an alarm for their journeys. (See NAS). ...
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Camps (33 Occurrences)
... Numbers 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall
go forward. ... They shall blow an alarm for their journeys. ...
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Signal (18 Occurrences)
... (See NIV). Numbers 10:7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together,
you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. (See NIV). ...
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Blast (28 Occurrences)
... (See JPS). Numbers 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side
shall go forward. ... They shall blow an alarm for their journeys. (See NIV). ...
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Blow (124 Occurrences)
... Numbers 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall
go forward. ... They shall blow an alarm for their journeys. ...
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Bible Concordance
Alarm (26 Occurrences)

Luke 24:37 Startled, and in the utmost alarm, they thought they were looking at a spirit;
(WEY)

Luke 24:38 but He said to them, "Why such alarm? And why are there such questionings in your minds?
(WEY)

2 Corinthians 7:11 For mark the effects of this very thing--your having sorrowed with a godly sorrow--what earnestness it has called forth in you, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing affection, what jealousy, what meting out of justice! You have completely wiped away reproach from yourselves in the matter.
(WEY RSV NIV)

Numbers 10:5 When you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall go forward.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Numbers 10:6 When you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall go forward. They shall blow an alarm for their journeys.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Numbers 10:7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Numbers 10:9 When you go to war in your land against the adversary who oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets. Then you will be remembered before Yahweh your God, and you will be saved from your enemies.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

Numbers 31:6 Moses sent them, one thousand of every tribe, to the war, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.
(WEB JPS ASV DBY NAS RSV)

1 Samuel 5:11 And they sent and gathered all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to its own place, that it kill us not, and our people. For there was deadly alarm throughout the city: the hand of God was very heavy there;
(DBY)

1 Kings 1:49 All the guests of Adonijah were afraid, and rose up, and each man went his way.
(See NIV)

2 Chronicles 13:12 Behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with the trumpets of alarm to sound an alarm against you. Children of Israel, don't you fight against Yahweh, the God of your fathers; for you shall not prosper.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Job 33:7 Behold, my terror shall not make you afraid, neither shall my pressure be heavy on you.
(See NIV)

Psalms 31:22 As for me, I said in my haste, "I am cut off from before your eyes." Nevertheless you heard the voice of my petitions when I cried to you.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 48:5 They saw it, then they were amazed. They were dismayed. They hurried away.
(See NAS)

Song of Songs 3:8 They all hold the sword, Experts in war; Each hath his sword upon his thigh Because of alarm in the nights.
(DBY RSV)

Jeremiah 4:19 My anguish, my anguish! I am pained at my very heart; my heart is disquieted in me; I can't hold my peace; because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 20:16 And let that man be as the cities which Jehovah overthrew, and repented not: and let him hear a cry in the morning, and shouting at noontime;
(See JPS NAS RSV)

Jeremiah 49:2 Therefore, behold, the days come, says Yahweh, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard against Rabbah of the children of Ammon; and it shall become a desolate heap, and her daughters shall be burned with fire: then shall Israel possess those who did possess him, says Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV WBS)

Ezekiel 19:4 The nations also heard of him; he was taken in their pit; and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.
(See RSV)

Daniel 4:19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was stricken mute for a while, and his thoughts troubled him. The king answered, Belteshazzar, don't let the dream, or the interpretation, trouble you. Belteshazzar answered, My lord, the dream be to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your adversaries.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house: the queen spoke and said, O king, live forever; don't let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your face be changed.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Daniel 11:44 But news out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him; and he shall go forth with great fury to destroy and utterly to sweep away many.
(See RSV NIV)

Hosea 5:8 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: sound an alarm at Beth-aven; behind thee, O Benjamin.
(ASV JPS NAS RSV)

Joel 2:1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of Yahweh comes, for it is close at hand:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 3:6 Does the trumpet alarm sound in a city, without the people being afraid? Does evil happen to a city, and Yahweh hasn't done it?
(WEB)

Zephaniah 1:16 a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities, and against the high battlements.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS)

Subtopics

Alarm

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Blast (28 Occurrences)

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