Feast of trumpets or Feast of Shofars, Numbers 29:1-40

The Feast of Trumpets [Yom Ha Teruah] also mistakenly called Rosh Ha Shanah or the Head of the Year.

Starts a period of these three feasts over 15 days:-
1. Trumpets – Trumpets or shofar which is a rams horn are blown to prepare for the Day of Atonement.
10th day of the 7th month.
Feast of Shofars (trumpets) in Hebrew is Yom Ha Teruah.

2. Ten days later Day of Atonement also called Yom Kippur.
Day of Atonement in Hebrew is Yom Kippur one of the most holy of days in the Hebrew religious calendar.
Luke mentions this feast as The Fast in Acts 27:9

3. Five days later Feast of Booths also called Tabernacles or Succot the festival of final Autumn harvest.

Background Reading:

Offerings for the Festival of Trumpets — Yom Ha Teruah

29:1 “You are to hold a sacred assembly on the first day of the seventh month of each year. No servile work is to be done. It’s a day of blowing trumpets for you.

2 “You are to bring these burnt offerings as a pleasing aroma to the LORD: a one year old young bull, one ram, and seven one year old lambs, all without any defects, 3 along with their corresponding grain offering of fine flour mixed with olive oil—three tenths of an ephah for the young bull, two tenths of an ephah for the ram, 4 and one tenth of an ephah for each lamb of the seven lambs, 5 accompanied by one goat for a sin offering to make atonement for you. 6 This is to be separate and apart from the burnt offering for the New Moon, with its corresponding grain offering, the regular burnt offering with its corresponding grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their respective ordinances, as a pleasing aroma, an incinerated offering made to the LORD.

7 “You are to hold a sacred assembly on the tenth day of this same seventh month. You are to humble yourselves, and no servile work is to be done. 8 You are to bring these burnt offerings to the LORD for a pleasing aroma: one young bull, one ram, and seven one year old lambs, all without any defects, for you, 9 along with these corresponding grain offerings of fine flour mixed with olive oil: three tenths for the bull, two tenths for the one ram, 10 and one tenth for each of the seven lambs, 11 then one male goat for a sin offering, in addition to the sin offering, to make atonement, along with the regular burnt offering and its corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day One

12 “You are to hold a sacred assembly on the fifteenth day of the same seventh month. No servile work is to be done. You are to celebrate a festival to the LORD for seven days by 13 bringing these burnt offerings made by fire as a pleasing aroma to the LORD: Thirteen young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without any defects, 14 along with their grain offering of fine flour mixed with olive oil—three tenths for each of the thirteen bulls, two tenths for each of the two rams, 15 and one tenth for each of the fourteen lambs, 16 accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with its corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day Two

17 “On the second day, you are to present twelve young bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without defects, 18 along with corresponding grain and drink offerings for the bulls, rams, and lambs, according to their number, based on the ordinances, 19 and accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with its corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day Three

20 “On the third day, you are to present eleven bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without defects, 21 along with corresponding grain and drink offerings for the bulls, rams, and lambs, according to their number, based on the ordinances, 22 and accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with its corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day Four

23 “On the fourth day, you are to present ten bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without defects, 24 along with corresponding grain and drink offerings for the bulls, rams, and lambs, according to their number, based on the ordinances, 25 and accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with its corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day Five

26 “On the fifth day, you are to present nine bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without defects, 27 along with corresponding grain and drink offerings for the bulls, rams, and lambs, according to their number, based on the ordinances, 28 and accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with its corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day Six

29 “On the sixth day, you are to present eight bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without defects, 30 along with corresponding grain and drink offerings for the bulls, rams, and lambs, according to their number, based on the ordinances, 31 and accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with its corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day Seven

32 “On the seventh day, you are to present seven bulls, two rams, and fourteen one year old lambs, all without defects, 33 along with corresponding grain and drink offerings for the bulls, rams, and lambs, according to their number, based on the ordinances, 34 and accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with corresponding grain and drink offerings.”

Eight Days of Celebration: Day Eight

25 “On the eighth day, you are to call a sacred assembly. No servile work is to be done. 36 You are to offer these burnt offerings by fire, a pleasing aroma to the LORD: one bull, one ram, and seven one year old lambs, all without defects, 37 along with corresponding grain and drink offerings for the bull, ram, and lambs, according to their number, based on the ordinances, 38 and accompanied by one goat for a sin offering, in addition to the regular burnt offering, with corresponding grain and drink offerings.

39 “Present these to the LORD at your appointed festival, in addition to your offerings in fulfillment of vows, free will offerings, burnt offerings, grain offerings, drink offerings, and peace offerings.”

40 Moses instructed the Israelis regarding everything that the LORD had commanded him.
Numbers 29:1-40

also read: Leviticus 23:23-25

More Information:

Celebrate these three annual feasts to the Lord your God: –
1. Feast of Unleavened Bread or Passover. Hebrew Pesach or Greek Pascha.

2. Feast of Harvest or Pentecost. Hebrew Shavuot.

3. Feast of Ingathering or Feast of Booths or Tabernacles. Hebrew Succot or Sukkot.
Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year),
Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement),
Sukkot (feast of tabernacles)


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