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Scriptural significance
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Scriptural significance of blowing the Shofar!
The essential purpose of blowing the Shofar


Scriptural significance of blowing the Shofar!


The ram's horn, the Shofar, is a reminder of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac and G-d's provision of a ram as a substitute. (Isaac: who  at Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) is the "Akedah" in the binding of Isaac story about sub-situnary sacrifice!) And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son. (Genesis 22:13)

Gather G-d's people at Mt. Sinai.  (Exodus 9:16-17)

The time in the Scripture that the Shofar is used! (Exodus 19:16- OJB; SHEMOT 19:16)   And it came to pass on the Yom HaShelishi when the boker was breaking, that there were thundering's and lightning's, and a heavy cloud upon HaHar, and the blast of the Shofar exceeding loud; so that kol HaAm that was in the machaneh trembled with terror. {Source: THE ORTHODOX JEWISH BIBLE}

At the giving the two tablets of stones with the 10 Commandments through Moses. The Torah was given to Israel with the sound of the Shofar from heaven. (Exodus 19:19) (Joshua 6:4-20) (Joel 2:1) (Jeremiah 4:19, 2; 6:1, 17) ...And when the sound of the Shofar was moving [closer], and grew louder and louder, Moshe spoke, and HaElohim answered him in thunder. {Source: THE ORTHODOX JEWISH BIBLE}

The Shofar was blown at the start of the year of Jubilee on Yom Teruah. For announcing and ushering in the Sabbath and  yearly festivals! Then shalt thou cause the Shofar to sound a broken blast on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the Yom HaKippurim shall ye make the Shofar sound throughout all your land. (Leviticus 25:9 OJB; VAYIKRA 25:9) {Source: THE ORTHODOX JEWISH BIBLE}

The trumpet was blown to announce the beginning of the festivals. Rejoice and give thanks!  (Numbers 10:10; Nehemiah 12:35-38) Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the [silver] trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your G-d: I am the L-rd your G-d. (Numbers 10:10) 
And YHWH (יהוה) 'spoke' unto Mosheh {Moses}, saying:    ...Also in the day of your simcha {gladness}, and in your moadim {solemn days}, and in the Rosh-Chodesh {beginnings of your months}, ye shall sound a blast on the tzotzerot* over your olot {burnt offerings}, and over the zevakhim {sacrifices}of your shelamim; {peace offerings}that they may be to you for a memorial reminder before Eloheichem: I am Hashem Eloheichem. {The G-D of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob; "I am Who I am"!} (Numbers 10:10 OJB; BAMIDBAR 10:10) {Source: THE ORTHODOX JEWISH BIBLE}
{*"tzotzerot" (trumpets) kesef (silver); of a whole piece shalt thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.}
{Also: http://www.messianic-torah-truth-seeker.org/Scriptures/Tenakh/Bamidbar/Bamidbar10.htm}
Silver Trumpets speaks of Redemption. Two Trumpets speaks of the two witnesses! How is it to be made? Two Trumpets of Silver, of hammered work (Whole pierce) length 48 inches long!


To Call Together (Numbers 10:3)

  • To be used to call an assembly together! {The assembly of the uncompromising righteous saints!}
    To establish the relatedness,  The oneness, of the fellowship together of Hashem's people. Having a unifying effect on our fellow believers! To strengthen relationships and consolidate fellowship!

To be blow by Benai Aharon ha Kohenim - (Numbers 10:8)  How is it blown?

According to Jewish tradition, long blasts were used to assemble the people to Moshe, to the tent of meeting and for worship! Short staccato blasts were used in battle and to order the camps to move off.”


Be to you a chukkat Olam (everlasting ordinances) (Numbers 10:8)

To Order Movement (Numbers 10:5)  used for the ordering of the life! Movement of Israel.


  • Come next to the cloud of Shekinah Glory which rested upon the mishkan. worked together. A pillar of cloud and fire provided guidance for Hashem's people, Hashem go before us - vs 34  To have right relationship with Him,  Time for the people to move forward, time rise up and time to return - vs 35-36  Sounded to give direction to the march!
    To move on to His eternal purpose for them in Moshiach {Moses}, governs Hashem's people in relation to ultimate fullness!

To Call to War! (Numbers 10:9)


To Express Praise! (Numbers 10:10)

  • To blow when times of rejoicing, such as the celebrate the Moedim Feast of YHVH, beginning of the months and sacrifices becoming a memorial!

Hashem will use the sound of a{silver}  trumpet to gather His people for the ultimate assembling together - the caught up of the Assemble, to meet Adonay {Adonai} in the air (1 Thesalonika 4:16-18). {The assembly of the uncompromising righteous saints!}

G-d Himself blows it! "Then the Lord will appear over them, and His arrow will go forth like lightning; and the Lord G-d will blow the Shofar, and will march in the storm winds of the south." (Zechariah 9:14)

They took an oath before the L-rd…..with trumpets and rams’ horns. (2 Chronicles 15:14)

Priestly instrument of praise & worship!  "And the Levites stood with the musical instruments of David, and the priests with the Shofars." (Chronicles 29:26)

A call  for worship "While the whole assembly worshipped, the singers also sang and the Shofars sounded; all this continued until the burnt offering was finished." (2 Chronicles 29:28)

Gather people to worship "It will come about also in that day that a great Shofar will be blown; and those who were perishing and scattered will come and worship the Lord in the Holy mountain..." (Isaiah 27:13) (2 Chronicles 29:26-28) (Psalms 98:6; 150:3) (2   Samuel  6:15) (1 Chronicles 15:14)

Ushers in the presence of the L-rd  (1 Samuel 13:3)

The Shofar is a reminder that G-d is sovereign.  (Psalm 47:5)

The Shofar was blown to celebrate the new moon each month.  (Psalm 81:1-3)

The Shofar will be blown at the time of the ingathering of the exiles to Israel. (Isaiah 27:13)

Warn of judgment for sin(Isaiah 58:1; Ezekiel 33:3-4)

The blowing of the Shofar is a signal for the call to repentance! (Isaiah 58:1, Hosea 8:1)

The Shofar was used to accompany other musical instruments during temple ceremonies in Jerusalem and in praise and worship. (Psalm 98:6, 150) "Praise Him with the Shofar  sound; praise Him with harp and lyre." (Psalm 150:3)

Making  proclamation  (Leviticus 25:9 & 10)


David: "With Shofars and the sound of the horn shout joyfully before the King, the Lord." (Psalms 98:6)

David: Announce the Ark of the Lord. "So David and all the house of Israel were bringing up the ark of the L-rd with shouting and the sound of the Shofar" (2 Samuel 6:15)

  A powerful catalyst to bring the glory of G-d!  "In unison when the Shofarers and the singers were to make themselves heard with one voice to praise and to glorify the Lord, and  when they lifted up their voice accompanied by Shofars and  cymbals  and instruments of music, and when they praised the Lord saying, 'He indeed is good for His loving-kindness is everlasting,' then the house of the Lord, was filled with a cloud..." (2 Chronicles 5:13)

Bring the song of the L-rd. And he set the Levites in the house of the L-rd with cymbals, with psalteries, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet: for so was the commandment of the Lord by his prophets. And the Levites stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the trumpets. And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the song of the L-rd began also with the trumpets, and with the instruments ordained by David king of Israel. (2 Chronicles 29:25-27) 

David: Instrument used during great celebration!  "And David and all Israel were celebrating before G-d with all their might, even with songs and with lyres, harps, tambourines, cymbals, and with Shofars." (1 Chronicles 13:8)

The Shofar was used for the coronation of kings & announce kings (I Kings 1:34, 39; II Kings 11:12, 14) (King Solomon)  

The Shofar is blown to call the sacred assembly. (Numbers 10:3, Joel 2:15)

Essential in going to War! Sounds the alarm for war! The Shofars were blown as a warning. (Ezekiel 33:3-6)  (Isaiah 18:3) (1 Kings 1:34) (Numbers 10:9) (Judges 7:22)"And when you go to war in your land against the adversary who attacks you, then you shall sound an alarm with the Shofars, that you may be remembered before the L-rd your G-d, and be saved from your enemies." (Numbers 10:9)

  Joshua: To be blown constantly in battle; Israel conquered in the battle of Jericho with the blast of the Shofar "And it was so, that when Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven Shofars of rams' horns before the Lord went forward and blew the Shofars; and the ark of the covenant of the L-rd followed them. And the armed men went before the priests who blew the Shofars, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the Shofars." (Joshua 6:8-9)

Gideon and his army confused and scattered the enemy with the shofar. (Joshua 7:15-22)

Overcome the enemy (Amos 2:2; Judges 7:19)

  Halt fighting (II Samuel 2:28)

  Declare Victory in War.  (I Samuel 13:3)
Symbolizing freedom and liberty (Exodus 19:16 & 19; 20:18)

Gideon: Corporate blowing is powerful! "So the 300 men took the people's provisions and their Shofars into their hands. And Gideon sent all the other men of Israel, each to his tent, but retained the 300 men; and the camp of Midian was below him in the valley"!  (Judges 7:8)

  Gideon; victory over the enemy: When I blow with a Shofar, I and all that are with me, then blow ye the shofars also on every side of all the camp, and say, The sword of the L-rd, and of Gideon. So Gideon, and the hundred men that were with him, came unto the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had but newly set the watch: and they blew the Shofars, and brake the pitchers that were in their hands. And the three companies blew the Shofars, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the Shofars in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the L-rd, and of Gideon. And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. And the three hundred blew the Shofars, and the Lord set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Beth-shittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abel-meholah, unto Tabbath And the men of Israel gathered themselves together out of Naphtali, and out of Asher, and out of all Manasseh, and pursued after the Midianites. (Judges 7:18-23) 

Gideon: To induce fear & confusion in the enemy! "And when they blew 300 Shofars, the Lord set the sword of one against another even throughout the whole army  &  the army  fled.." (Judges 7:20)

The Shofar was blown to signal the assembly of the Israelites during war. (Judges 3:27, 6:34, II Samuel 20:1, Jeremiah 4:19, 51:27, Nehemiah 4:20, Amos 3:6)

Seven Shofars were blown before the ark of G-d. (1 Chronicles 15:24, 2 Samuel 6:15)

The Messiah: Heralds the Day of the Lord!  (Zachariah 9:14-16) "Blow a Shofar in  Zion, And sound an alarm  on  My  Holy  mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the L-rd is coming; surely it is near."  (Joel 2:1)

The Messiah: A Shofar will announce the 2nd Coming of the Messiah!  Israel will be advised of the advent of the Messiah with the sound of the Shofar. (Zechariah 9:14, 16) "For the L-rd Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, with the Shofars of G-d and the dead in {Yeshua} Christ shall rise “ (1 Thessalonians 4:16)

The Messiah: A Shofar will be blown before the dead rise! "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last Shofars;   for the Shofars will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed." (1 Corinthians 15:52)

Gives commands to angelic hosts!  "And He will send forth His angels with a great Shofar and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other." (Matthew 24:31)
The Shofar (trumpet) is the sound of G-d’s voice(Revelation 1:10)

John was taken up to Heaven in the Book of Revelation by the sound of the Shofar. (Revelation 4:1)

Seven (trumpets) Shofars are sounded when G-d judges the earth during the tribulation. (Revelation 8-9) Seven Shofars were blown before the ark of G-d. (1 Chronicles 15:24, 2 Samuel 6:15)



The essential purpose of blowing the Shofar

"How can I get the best sound out of my Shofar?".

The answer I am giving you, is when the Ruach HaKodesh {the Holy Spirit} is coming over me: "You blow the Shofar in honor of Our Father in Heavens {YHVH}, in honor of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah and His Glory - to G-d it is not only important the sound that comes out of the Shofar but what matters is where your heart is aiming when you blow the Shofar with a spirit of humility!"

When you are taking your Shofar and start praising the L-rd with all your heart without hesitation and without thinking directly what kind of sound will come out from your Shofar!

It is reasonable to accept that an ignorant person might be moved to carry and blow the Shofar to a more learned; educated & experienced person, so he can show him how to blow it correctly and on G-dly appointed appropriated times! The ignorant person cannot violate G-d’s Holiness through blowing a Shofar incorrectly.   Also blowing is about  G-d's presence through you; an ignorant person could be obtain himself hearing than it should be for the L-rd!

This is the sound of the Shofar: A crying voice, not even of a human being, but from an animal’s horn {Ram and/or antelope} not for its coarseness, but on the contrary, because we need to express something so sublime; it cannot find in words’ so essential and unbounded; the mind can neither fathom it hold it back!

·         The Shofar remind us with an encounter with G-d at Mt. Sinai, a time when the Shofar was also sounded!

·         The Shofar may be seen as a call to teshuva to return to G-d in repentance.

·         The Shofar us of the sacrifice of Yitzchak {Isaac} as it was the ram whose horn the Shofar is made.

·         The Shofar sounding on Rosh HaShanah we give coronation the King, G-d will exchange judgment into grace!

·         The Shofar reminds us of the words of the {ancient} prophets which are compared to the warning-sounds!

·         The Shofar awakens us the yearning for the Temple; a place of devoted worship

·         The Shofar is meant to instill awe for the L-rd our G-d in our hearts

·         The Shofar awakens all the Jews to yearning to return to Israel; ingathering accompanied by its sounds

·         The Shofar strengthens our faith in the resurrections of the dead at the end of days!

·         The Shofar is a Divine wake-up call; its sounds are intended to repentance; to arouse our soul to realign with G-d

·         The Shofar is a Divine decree that transcends human understanding and its comprehension!

·         The Shofar is a Divinely alarm, meant to arouse us to straighten out; if need to be return on the proper path..

·         The Shofar is filled with every detail of meaningful symbolism.

·         The Shofar sound & shape {curved}; the way it is held, all hint; deeper truth; intrinsically related to Rosh HaShanah

·         The Shofar; narrow at the month; widening into an expansive space represents: “I that reaches toward G-d!”

·         The Shofar from my depths & constraints: “I call to You; respond to me from Your expansive {Holy} place!”

·         The Shofar sound is a simple sound, emanating from the depth of your soul!

·         The Shofar sound is pure & undifferentiated!

·         The Shofar {“language”} its purpose is to create harmony; the tools it uses are letters & words; made up in sounds

·         The Shofar its purity; sound illustrates that it comes from a very deep place within the space that’s unified complete

·         The Shofar its simplicity represented the awakening of the most intense emotions.

·         The Shofar sounds arouse a desire in G-d above, it touches the essence & awakens a renewed desire for G-d!

·         The Shofar as a pure “vessel” we express our deepest yearnings that are beyond words to reach out to G-d!

·         The Shofar sounds connecting with the source of life on our profoundest level of awaken; renewed Divine desire

·         The Shofar blowing demonstrates surrender & self-nullification; the spirit of humility!

·         The Shofar blowing is calling His people to gather for devotional worship.

·         The Shofar blowing is in honor of Our Father in Heavens {YHVH},

·         The Shofar  blowing is praising the L-rd with all your heart without hesitation

·         The Shofar blowing…. a powerful spiritual force from G-d's Shekinah presence!

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