The Shofar is the ritual instrument of the ancient and modern Hebrews, the only Hebrew cultural instrument to have survived
until now. Of martial origin, the shofar was a priestly instrument in Biblical times. According to the Mishna, two different
forms of shofar were used in the Temple: one made of ibex horn, its bell ornamented with gold, was sounded at New Year and
during the Yovel Days; one made of ram's horn with silver ornamentation was sounded on fast days. We learn from the Mishna
and the Talmud that in the Hellenistic period no improvements or modifications that might affect the tone were permitted:
no gold-plating of its interior, no plugging of holes, no alteration of its length (the minimum permissible length of a ritually
approved horn was 3 handbreadths); the shofar tone was to be preserved unaltered. Nor was the process of steaming or boiling
permitted. Apart from its liturgical uses the shofar was closely connected with symbolism. Its blast destroyed the walls
of Jericho, and in the Dead Sea scrolls we read that during battles shofar blowers sounded a powerful war cry to instill fear
into the hearts of the enemy while priests blew the six trumpets of killing. Historically the shofar has also served
in a number of popular usages: it was sounded during rites to bring rain, in the event of local disasters, and so on. In our
times its liturgical use is restricted to New Year (Rosh Hashanah) and the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). Israel used the shofar or the silver trumpets to call allembly, to signal sacrifice or to panic the enemy in
battle. However, Numbers 10:7 says (But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye shall
not sound an alarm.) The Jews honored this command. These sounds seem to connect us to the ancient Hebrews being called
to prayer or worshipful silence before God. The shofar is a ram's horn which is blown somewhat like a
trumpet. One of the most important observances of this holiday is hearing the sounding of the shofar in the synagogue. A total
of 100 notes are sounded each day. There are four different types of shofar notes: tekiah, a 3 second sustained note; shevarim,
three 1-second notes rising in tone, teruah, a series of short, staccato notes extending over a period of about 3 seconds;
and tekiah hagedolah (literally, "The last Trumpet"), the final blast in a set, which lasts (I think) 10 seconds minimum.
The Bible gives no specific reason for this practice. One that has been suggested is that the shofar's sound is a call to
The shofar was not primarily a musical instrument. Its purpose had more to do with the making of an announcement - a proclamation
of what was to follow. Two types of shofars were used: the small one is the ram's horn, while the larger Yemenite shofar comes
from an African antelope called the Kudu.
Who blows the shofar?
Angels blow the shofar
will send out his angels with a great sound of a shofar and they will gather together his chosen people from the four winds,
from one end of heaven to the other. Matthew24:31
Jesus (Yahshua) blows the shofar
the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with God's
shofar; those who die unitedwith the Messiah will be the first to rise;
1 Thessalonians 4:16
God blows the shofar
On the morning of the third day, there was thunder, lightning and a thick cloud on the mountain. Then a shofar blast sounded
so loudly that all the people in the camp trembled.
Moshe brought the people out of the camp to meet Elohim; they stood near the base of the mountain.
Mount Sinai was enveloped in smoke, because Yahweh descended onto it in fire -its smoke went up like the smoke from
a furnace, and the whole mountain shook violently.
As the sound of the shofar grew louder and louder, Moshe spoke; and Elohim answered him with a voice. Exoudus 19:16-19
The Priest blows the shofar
It will be the sons of Aharon, the cohanim, who are to sound the shofars; this will be a permanent regulation for you
through all your generations. Numbers 10:8
Who are the Priest today
But you are a chosen people,
the King's Priests, a holy nation, a people for God to possess! Why? In order for you to declare the praises of the One who
called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:19
So, God (Yahweh) blows the shofar. Jesus (Yahshua) blows the shofar. Men blows the shofar. It must
drive HaSa-tan (the devil) crazy when he hears the shofar. He does not know who is blowing it. Is it man? Is it an angel?
Is it Yahshua? Let's blow the shofar and drive the enemy crazy!
Why is the sound of the shofar so
I came to be, in the Spirit, on the Day of the Lord; and I heard behind me a loud voice, like a shofar, Revelation
After these things, I looked; and there before me was a door standing open in heaven; and the voice like a shofar
which I had heard speaking with me before said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must happen after these things."
The voice of Elohim is like the sound of a shofar.
Who dose the air belong to?
walked in the ways of the course of this world and obeyed the Ruler of the Powers of the Air, who is still at work
among the disobedient.
The devil (HaSa-tan) is the prince and power of the air. OK! Now what
happens when you blow a shofar? You release into the air (HaSa-tan's camp) the sound of the shofar, which is like the
voice of Elohim. Each time you sound it, you are hammering the enemy's camp with the voice of Elohim. That is why the atmosphere
of a room changes when the shofar is sounded. You are clearing the air between you and heaven. You drive back the enemy with
each blast of the shofar.
In Genesis 1:1-3 Elohim said, Elohim spoke, And Elohim created with his voice. When you blow
a shofar, you are releasing Elohim's power and anointing into the atmosphere.
effect does blowing the shofar have on the enemy?
In Judges 7:2122 the enemy's
camp went into confusion, and they turned on each other with the
sword.Blow the shofar in your city and send the enemy running.
What brought down the walls of
In Joshua 6:20 the sound of the shofar and a mighty shout brought down the walls.
OBEDIENCE. Doing exactly what Elohim said to do. At the very time He said to do it.
The shofar is aometimes
a call for Repentance
Joel 2:12-13 Isaiah
The shofar is an Instrument of Worship
Psalms 105:3 Yahshua went up with the shofar
Psalms 47:5 Yahshua will come back like he went up Acts
Elohim is calling SOME to blow the shofar and he is calling ALL to be humman
shofars. To cry aloud, to lift up your voice,to let a dying world know about
Yahshua Isaiah 58:1
WDYD MATTHEW 28:19-20
For The Oil Of The Spirit
The Messianic star, an image usede as an emblem
of the messianic christian movement . It consists of a fish emblem ( Vesica Pisces ) intertwined with a star of david symbolizing
the harmony of jewish and christian beliefs .
"How then was our Saviour manifested to the world? A star shone in heaven
beyond all the other stars, and its light was inexpressible, and its novelty struck terror into men's minds. All the rest
of the stars, together with the sun and moon, were the chorus to this star; but that sent out its light exceedingly above
them all. And men began to be troubled to think whence this new star came, so unlike to all the others'' .
“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near; A star shall
come forth out of Jacob, A scepter shall arise
from Israel. He shall smite the squadrons of Moab, and beat down the sons of strife.” Numbers 24:
And asked, Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.
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