Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. – Psalm 100
A shofar is Hebrew for a trumpet made from a Ram or Kudu horn.
Since the times of the Israelites, Yahweh has blessed the use of the shofar for His worship and His proposes.
|The shofar is used for the following:|
|2 Ch 29:26-28, Ps150:3, 2 Sam 6:15||as a call to gather for worship:
“Praise him with the sound of the trumpet (Strong H7782: שֹׁופָ֑ר shofar): praise him with the psaltery and harp.” Psalm 150:3
2 Sam 6:15, 1 Chron 15:14
|announcing and ushering in the weekly Sabbath and yearly festivals and announcing the presence of the Lord:
“With trumpets and shofar (Strong H7782: שֹׁופָ֑ר shofar) sound, call out before the King, Yahweh.”
|1 Sam 13:3||when making a proclamation:
“And Jonathan smote the garrison of the Philistines that was in Geba, and the Philistines heard of it. And Saul blew the trumpet (Strong H7782: בַּשֹּׁופָ֤ר bashovfar) throughout all the land, saying, Let the Hebrews hear.”
|1 Kings 1:34||when a king is coronated:
And let Zadok the priest and Nathan the prophet anoint him there king over Israel: and blow ye with the trumpet, (Strong H7782: בַּשֹּׁופָ֤ר bashovfar) and say, God save king Solomon.
|Numbers 10:9|| as a call to battle and war:
“And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; (Strong H2689: בַּחֲצֹצְרֹ֑ות bachatzotzerovt, an ancient trumpet) and ye shall be remembered before the Lord your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.”
|Judges 7:22||also induces fear & confusion in the enemy:
“And the three hundred blew the trumpets, (Strong H7782: הַשֹּׁופָרֹות֒ hashovfarovt) and the Lord set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Bethshittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abelmeholah, unto Tabbath.”
|Joel 2:1||to herald the Day of the Lord:
“Blow a shofar (Strong H7782: שֹׁופָ֑ר shofar) in Zion, And sound an alarm on My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble, for the day of the Lord is coming; surely it is near.”
|1 Thess 4:16||will announce the 2nd Coming of Messiah:
“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, with the shofar (Strong G4536: άλπιγγι, salpingi, trumpet) of God and the dead in Christ shall rise“
|1 Cor 15:52||will be blown before the dead rise:
“in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last shofar (Strong G4536: άλπιγγι, salpingi, trumpet); for the shofar will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.”
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