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Feast of Trumpets

The holy day of the Feast of Trumpets was celebrated at the beginning of the month Tisri, the first month of the civil year. It received its name from the fact that the trumpets usually blown at the commencement of each month were on that occasion blown with unusual solemnity (Numbers 10:10; 29:1-6). It was one of the 7 days of holy convocation. The special design of this feast, which is described in these verses, is not known.

Today, Jews call this day Rosh HaShanah (Head of the Year).

Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month on the first of the month you shall have a rest [literally: sabbath rest], a reminder by blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any laborious work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the Lord.’” —Leviticus 23:23-25 NASB

Article Version: December 30, 2017

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