What is the Feast of Trumpets

The Trumpet Festival A festival with a trombone or shofar horn! Or...?

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1 The Trumpet Festival A festival with a trumpet or shofar horn! Or...? Leviticus 23:23. And YAHWEH spake to Moses, saying, 24. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a day of rest for you, a memorial with the sound of horns, a holy meeting. Numbers 29: 1. And on the first day of the seventh month ye shall keep a holy meeting; you are not supposed to do any weekday work, because it is your day of the sound of the horns. Both texts from the butcher Moses 23:24. «Speak to the children of Jisraël and say: In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a celebration for you, a reminder of the sound of the trumpet, a holy calling. Numbers 29: 1. And in the seventh month, on the first of the month, you shall have a holy calling; you shall not do any service work, it shall be a day of the sound of the trumpet for you. both texts; Naftali Herz Tur-Sinai (1954) (Jewish translation) In this section we would like to examine the instruments with which this Jewish festival was really celebrated and what is written about it on the Internet. When entering the keyword Jewish Feast of Trumpets, a vast number of descriptions and explanations come up, over 1700 results. However, we are only citing a small selection of statements here in order to see how the festival is understood by the majority. We pay particular attention to the descriptions of the instruments that are actually the center of the trumpet festival, the Yom Teruah or Rosh Hashanah. According to Jewish tradition, in the last month of summer (month of Elul) the shofar horn was blown daily so that the people would prepare for the three autumn festivals. On the festival of trumpets, the shofar was blown 100 times to call the believers to the temple. They had to stop work to gather before the Lord in the temple. In Judaism there is also the name of three trumpets / trumpets: the first trumpet was blown on the feast of Pentecost, the last trumpet on the feast of trumpets and the great trumpet at the festival of reconciliation. Yom T'ruah - Feast of the Shofar Blowing "Although Rosh Hashanah is firmly rooted in the Bible, it is nowhere mentioned by that name. Instead we encounter it

2 names like Sikron T'ruah (memory by blowing noise, Leviticus 23:24) or Yom T'ruah (day of the [Shofar] blowing, Numbers 29,1). This day is also known as Yom HaDin (Judgment Day). Based on these biblical names, Rosh Hashanah was previously mentioned simply as the "day of shofar-blowing" or the "festival of blowing the horn", the day on which the horns were blown in the temple and all over the country. So we can assume that the three last feasts, the autumn feasts, which point to the return of Messiah Yeshua and his kingdom, will also come to their fulfillment: Rosh Ha'Schana, which is actually the "trumpet festival" Yom Teruah (and still 'actually' it is not a trumpet, it is a dasschofar, a ram's horn) - it is the beginning of a new time and points to Jesus' return (1 Thessalonians 4:16) Biblical practice I would like to note four things here. First of all, that we are given a specific calendar date, it should take place on the first day of the seventh month. On that day they had to celebrate a one-day festival. That is the second point, it was only a one day festival in biblical times. Third, it was a day off. And fourth, it had to be celebrated by blowing the horns. Well, Moses doesn't tell us why the horns needed to be blown. This is unusual for Moses. When Moses tells us a ceremony to perform, he always gives a reason for it. But this time he doesn't. He just says to blow the horns, but he doesn't tell us why we should. Reminder of the moral duties of believers The trumpet, in Hebrew: shofar, is a musical instrument made from ram's horn. In every Jewish community there is someone in charge of the shofar who blows a set of notes on Rosh Hashanah during the morning service. They serve as a kind of wake-up call for inner contemplation. New Year's Day is intended to remember the covenant between God and Israel and the believers of their moral duties. Rosh Hashanah is one of the most serious Jewish festivals. More examples could be given, but everyone agrees that am

3 Feast of Trumpets had to be blown into an instrument, and especially, and above all, into the shofar horn. In order to be absolutely sure that it is a shofar horn and not a trumpet made of metal, we will now first examine when and where these instruments were used according to the Holy Scriptures. The two silver trumpets Numbers 10: 1. And YAHWEH spoke to Moses, saying, 2. Make you two silver trumpets; You are to do them in hard labor, and they are to serve you to call the congregation together and to let the camps break up. 3. When both are struck, have the whole church gather before you at the entrance to the tabernacle. 4. If only one is struck, the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, are to gather to you. 5. But if you make a noise, the camps that lie to the east shall break up. 6. And when you make a noise for the second time, the camps that lie to the south shall break up; for if they are to leave, they should make a noise. 7. But when the church is to be gathered, you should blow the trumpet and not make a noise. 8. And this blowing of the trumpets shall be taken over by the sons of Aaron the priest; and this shall be an eternal statute for you for your generations. 9. And when you go into battle in your country against your enemy who is besetting you, you shall blow your trumpets so that you may be remembered before YAHWEH your God, and that you may be saved from your enemies. 10. But on your happy days, be it on your festivals or on your new moons, you should sound the trumpets at your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, so that you may be remembered before your God; I, YAHWEH, am your God. Butcher Moses 10: Westminster Leningrad Codex These two silver trumpets were used as a signal for the people's departure, and also in the wars they waged. In addition, they were also blown 12 times a year at the beginning of a new month, and also at their holy feasts during the sacrifices that were brought to YAHWEH. H2689 Chatsots-rah = Trumpet / n Joshua 6: 4. And seven priests are to carry seven horns of the year of reverberation before the ark; and on the seventh day ye shall go round the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the horns of Shophar. Butcher 2000 Joshua 6: 4. AndH5375 sevenh7651 priestsH3548 are to carry sevenh7651 trumpetsH7782 before6440 the arkH727. AndH8628 on the seventh dayH3117 you are to move the cityH5892 seven timesH7651, and the priestsH3548 are to blow the trumpetsH7782. 5. And it should happen when manh4900 the noise horn

4 keep blowing when you hear the sound of the trumpetH77828085, then the whole peopleH5971 shall raise 376 greatesh1419 shoutsH6963; and the wallH2346 of the cityH5892 will collapse in its place, and the peopleH5971 shall climb uph5927, each one straight in front of themh5307. Luther 1545 Joshua 6: 4. Westminster Leningrad Codex H7782 is mostly translated as trumpet or trombone, but that means the Shofar horn, a ram's horn. H7782 showphar = ram's horn So the two silver trumpets were not used when they circled the fortified city of Jericho seven times. In Joshua 6: 4, we read that seven priests had to carry seven trumpets before the ark. But only two silver trumpets were made and so it should be clear to everyone that these trumpets just keep rehorns, shofar horns. Luther in 1545 even translated seven reverb trumpets H7782, which probably means that they played the same trumpets as they used on the year of reverberation. The translators Buber and Rosenzweig also suspect this. Joshua 6: 4th and seven priests are to carry seven homecoming trumpets in front of the shrine, but on the seventh day it circles the city seven times, and the priests are to blow the trumpets, Buber-Rosenzweig translation (1929) The translators mean nothing by homecoming trombone other than the hall year trumpet. Leviticus 25: 9. Then, on the seventh new moon, on the tenth of the new, on the day of the coverings, sound the trumpet through all

5 your country 10th and hallow the year, the fifties, proclaim free running in the country to all its inmates: Let it be fetchers to you, then you return everyone to his hooves, everyone to his clan you should return. 11. Let it be fetchers, the year, the fifties, for you, you should not sow, you should not reap its wild growth, its consecrated ones do not fall in, Buber-Rosenzweig translation (1929) The year of reverberation (year of jubilee) 3: Moses 25: 8. And you are to count yourself seven sabbath years, namely seven times seven years, so that the time of the seven sabbath years is 49 years for you. 9. You shall sound the sound of horns in the seventh month, on the tenth [day] of the seventh month; on the day of reconciliation you should sound a Schopharhorn through your whole country. 10. And you are to keep the fiftieth year holy, and you are to proclaim a release in the land for all who dwell in it. It is the year of reverberation in which everyone should come back to their property and return to their family. 11. For the fiftieth year shall be a year of reverberation for you. You should not sow, nor harvest his offspring, nor read his uncut grapevines. 12. For it is a year of reverberation; it shall be holy to you; away from the field you are allowed to eat what it carries. Schlachter 2000 The Schlachter 2000 even correctly recognized that no trumpets and trumpets are blown during the year of reverberation, but the ram's horn, the shofar! The fact that even Jewish translations write trumpet is a bit astonishing, or do they no longer even understand their own language? : Leviticus: 25.9 ה ע ב ר תּ H5674 H7782 שׁוֹפ ר ד שׁ H8643 תּ רוּע ה H2320 בּ ח H7637 ה שּׁ ב ע י H7782 שׁוֹפ ר H5674 תּ11 ע ב י ר H3725 בּ שׁ H6218 בּ ע שׂוֹר H776 אַר צ כ ם H3605 בּ כ ל Westminster Leningrad Codex But what about the Feast of Trumpets on the first of the seventh month? It should be easy for us to now recognize what instruments were being blown into! So let's be surprised what is written in the Hebrew text..3 בּ ר Mose: 23 24 H1696 דּ H413 א ל א ל H1121 בּ נ י ר H3478 י שׂ ר ד שׁ H559 ל אמ H2320 בּ ח H2146 ז כ 67 רוֹן H767 שׁ בּ תוֹן H0 ל כ ם H1961 י ה י ה H2320 ל ח ד שׁ H259 בּ א ח ד H7637 ה שּׁ ב יע י H6944 ק ד שׁ H4744 מ ק ר א H8643 תּ רsterוּע : 29.1 ד שׁ H2320 וּב ח H7637 ה שּׁ ב יע י ד שׁ H259 בּ א ח ד ק ר א H2320 ל ח H4744 מ

6 H6213 ת ע שׂוּ H3808 לא H5656 ע ב ד ה H4399 מ ל אכ ת H3605 כּ ל H0 ל כ ם H1961 י ה י ה H6944 ק ד שׁ H0 ל כ ום H1961 י .43 י י ר the instrument that the Israelites were supposed to use on the first day of the seventh month was their mouth! They should be screams of joy and cheers, terû âh. It is the day of shouts of joy; רוּע ה H3117 יוֹם H8643 תּ Strong תּרוּעה H 8643 terû âh Translation (s) in the Elberfeld Bible: shouting (10x), war cries (4x) It should also be noted here that the Bibelkommentare.de here the two passages in

7 Leviticus 23: 24 and Numbers 29: 1, simply left out and passed over! Probably they couldn't explain why there was nothing written about trumpets or shofar in Hebrew, and so you don't put a Strong number after the wrong translation; of the trumpet hall? But it is not the case that we want to prove with our studies that on the first day of the seventh month, no trumpets or shofar could be heard. No ..., on the contrary ... At all the feasts of Israel, and also at all sacrificial ceremonies and on the first day of each month, the horn was constantly blown. You can see that in the screenshots from Bibelkommentare.de given above. The fact that today, the first day of the seventh month is known as the day of blowing the trumpet or also the day of blowing the shofar, we certainly think that the Jews attached more importance to blowing the trumpet and shofar than to the joyous shouting commanded by YAHWEH. The seventh month is also the last of the ceremonial calendar, and with it comes the climax for all Israelites

8 close. Ten more days and all the people will be reconciled to YAHWEH again, and all sins known by the people will be removed. Isn't it a reason for God's people to celebrate this first day in the seventh month with cheers and shouts of joy? Even for us, who are living today at the end of these shadow festivals, there is every reason to shout and cheer in our hearts. The Millerite Movement * in the 19th century was the fulfillment of the feast of cheers! Around 50,000 people came out of all Christian churches and joyfully gathered in view of the great expected event that took place in autumn. * If you want to know more about this great spiritual awakening time, we recommend reading this story in the book The Great Controversy; We are now living in the time of the great day of atonement, and it will not be long until Yahshua completes this work and comes back to our earth for the second time. Are you ready ... for this global event? It speaks who testifies: Yes, I will come soon! Amen. Yes, come on, Lord Yahshua! Revelation 22:20