The Last Trumpet

Artist: William Blake, London 1757–1827 London

Date: ca. 1780–85

Medium: Pen and gummed carbon black ink and layered gray ink washes with graphite underdrawing; verso: black chalk

Dimensions: sheet: 8 1/16 x 8 3/8 in. 20.5 x 21.2 cm

Classification: Drawings

The Last Judgment, Final Judgment, Day of Reckoning, Day of Judgment, Judgment Day, Doomsday or The Day of the Lord Hebrew: יום הדין‎, romanized: Yom ha-din, Arabic: یوم القيامة‎, romanized: Yawm al-qiyāmah, lit. ‘Day of Resurrection’ or Arabic: یوم الدین‎, romanized: Yawm ad-din, lit. ‘Day of Judgement’ is part of the eschatology of the Abrahamic religions and in the Frashokereti of Zoroastrianism

In Christianity, the doctrine and iconographic depiction of the Last Judgment are drawn from many passages from the apocalyptic sections of the Bible, but most notably from Jesus’ teaching of the strait gate in the Gospel of Matthew and also found in the Gospel of Luke:

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it, wikipedia

The Last Trumpet