The trumpet, or shofar, is made from a ram’s horn. It is used as a signal of warning, such as in battle, or as an announcement of an important event.
The Hidden Feast
“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.” — Matthew 24:36 (KJV)
The above statement was a very familiar expression that was well known to the House of Israel. They knew with perfect clarity that it was a reference to the Feast of Trumpets, known as the “The Feast That No Man Knows the Day or Hour of,” or “The Hidden Feast.” The reason no person knew the time when this feast would begin was because it was determined by the sighting of the new moon.
The Feasts of the Lord are found in Leviticus 23:23-27. The only other reference to the Feast of Trumpets is found in Numbers 29:1.
And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. – Numbers 29:1 (KJV)
Since neither passage clarifies the meaning of the feast we must look back in Scripture to discover what significant event included the blowing of trumpets (shofars), because this is the only clear indication we have for a memorial.
In chapters 19 and 20 of the Book of Exodus Moses records the account of God’s appearance on Mount Sinai. The 10 commandments are given and God invites Israel to enter into a covenant relationship with Him. This relationship is symbolic of the ancient Hebrew marriage covenant, or contract. Through a great and marvelous demonstration of smoke and fire God manifests His presence on Mount Sinai amidst the dramatic sound of the blowing shofars. It was on this day that Israel covenanted to do all that God commanded (instructed) them to do.
Click here to read part two of this series – Wedding Feast: The Feast of Trumpets
The Feast of Trumpets in Kansas City
Kansas City Torah Connection is holding a Rosh HaShanah [Feast of Trumpets] celebration at the First Baptist Church in Raytown, Missouri. Music ministry will be presented by SHMA Music, including the lovely strings of a harp.
- September 29
- 6:30 pm
- First Baptist Church – the ROC
- 10500 E 350 Highway
- Raytown, MO 64138-1811
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