Day of Trumpets, Yom Teruah

Day of Trumpets


This Marks the First of the Last Three Fall Festivals

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for Signs, (Oth #226) and for Appointed Times, (Moa’ed #4150) and for Days, (Yom #3117) and Years, (Shanah #8141).”  Genesis 1:14

The Day of Trumpets is the 1st Day of the 7th Renewed Moon

Now in the Seventh Month/Renewed Moon, (חֹדֶשׁ CHodesh) on the first day of the Month, you shall also have a Holy/Set Apart, (קֹדֶשׁ Qodesh #6944) Assembly/Dress Rehearsal, (Miqra #4744); you shall do no Bondage (עֲבֹדָה Abodah) Work, (מְלָאכָה Melakah).  It is a day for you to make a Loud Noise/Tumult, (תְּרוּעָה Teruah #8643).” Numbers 29:1

The Hebrew word Teruah can be translated several different ways, but we can know it is referring to a Trumpet blast or Shofar by reading Psalm 81:3:

“Sound the Ram’s Horn (שׁוֹפָר Shofar) at the Renewed Moon/Month, (חֹדֶשׁ CHodesh) and at the Full Moon (כֶּסֶא Kese) on the day of our Pilgrimage Festival (חַג CHag).” 

Yom Teruah (Day of Trumpets) is the only Appointed Time (Moa’ed) observed on the day of the Renewed Moon (CHodesh)

The three Pilgrimage Festivals (CHag) are:  Unleavened Bread, Weeks (Pentecost) and Sukkot (Booths), and they are observed at the Full Moon (Kese), Exodus 23:14

“Sing to Him a New, (חָדָשׁ Chadash) song; Play skillfully/well (יָטַב Yatab) with a Trumpet blast, (תְּרוּעָה Teruah).” Psalm 33:3

Yom Teruah in a Nutshell

“Again the LORD (יְהוָֹה YHVH) spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the sons (בֵּן children) of Israel, saying, In the seventh month on the first of the month (חֹדֶשׁ CHodesh) you shall have a rest, (שַׁבָּתוֹן shabatone) a memorial, (zikkaron #2146) by Blowing Trumpets, (תְּרוּעָה Teruah) a Holy/Set-apart, (קֹדֶשׁ Qodesh #6944) Assembly, (מִקְרָא Miqra #4744).  25 ‘You shall not do any bondage, (adobah #5656) work, but you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD (יְהוָֹה YHVH), Leviticus 23:24, 25

There is no reason given for why we are to make a loud noise.  This leaves plenty of room for speculation, so beware of those who ignore YHVH’s instructions not to add or take away from His commandments, Deuteronomy 4:2.

For example, Rosh Hashana, meaning Head of the Year, was added to Yom Teruah, it is not called the New Year in the Torah.  Yehoshua (Jesus) also warned us not to teach our opinions or doctrines as commands of God:  Matthew 15:9; Mark 7:7Isaiah 29:13Deuteronomy 12:32Proverbs 30:6.

How To Observe and Keep the Day of Trumpets

On the Seventh New Moon, חֹדֶשׁ, Chodesh, a name that comes from the verb to Renew, (חָדַשׁ Chadash), the dark moon, יָרֵחַ Yarach, is renewed by an observable crescent of light on its right or bottom side.

Following the path of the sun-set, the waxing crescent will be seen above and to its left.

Renewed moon

On this day, beginning in the dark, the Assembly, מִקְרָא Miqra of those who are Set-apart קָדוֹשׁ Qadosh, also translated Holy, will stop their bondage work and make a loud Tumult, תְּרוּעָה Teruah.

Who are the Qadosh?  Those who bare YHVH’s Name, is a covenant term used for those “Know” YHVH.  Those who keep His Commandments are called by His Name.  Those in Covenant are “Known” by their actions, and they “Know” the Spirit and Truth, Matthew 7:23; John 4:24; 1 John 2:4; Acts 15:17; James 2:7Deuteronomy 28:10; Amos 9:12Jeremiah 14:9; Daniel 9:19; 1 Kings 8:43

in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52

And He will send out His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other,” Matthew 24:31

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a loud command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will be the first to rise.”      1 Thessalonians 4:16

“And I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and they were given seven trumpets,” Revelation 8:2

Yehushua did not come to abolish, but to fulfill, the Torah, Prophets and Writings and what they revealed about Him, Luke 24:27; John 5:39.

Amen, until heaven and earth pass away not one small mark or one tittle will pass away from the Torah, until everything is accomplished, Matthew 5:17-19

Keep in mind that Yom Teruah begins the 10 day count to Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement.

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