Rosh Hashanah and the Feast of Trumpets

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Ro'sh Hashshanah (literally,"head of the year") the Hebrew new year, ushered in the Feast of Trumpets with the blowing of the ram's horn. It was the first of the high holy feast days and looked forward to the solemn Day of Atonement which occurred ten days later.

The new moon of the seventh month (1 Tishri) constituted the beginning of the civil new year and was designated as Ro'sh Hashshanah,"the first of the year," or yom truah,"day of sounding [the trumpet]. " Leviticus 23:23-25 and...


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