History of the Shofar

The word "Shofar" is Hebrew word for Trumpet the Shofar is made from a curve rams horn. To sound the rams horn came from the root word “Teruwah” in Hebrew which means clangor of trumpets, acclamation of joy, clamor, rejoicing, high joyful sound, loudly. “Uwah” means to spilt ears with sound.

The rams horn represents the ram that was caught in the ticket, Abraham was about to sacrifice Isaac.

Literally translated, the Hebrew word shofar is “a sense of increasing; cutting or burning into” and it comes from a root word meaning “beauty”. Obviously the sound of the shofar was more than a mere horn blast to the ancient Hebrews for it to earn a name that signified a cutting or burning into the heart and soul of the people from a sense of beauty rather than harshness.

For Christians the shofar represents Jesus & reminds us of God’s provision of oblation that is both sufficient & sacrifice.

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Scriptures on when to blow the Shofar

Blow to heard the Lords decadents & giving of the law on Mount Sinai.

Ex 19: 16-19, 20:18

Blow to usher in the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanna).

Numbers 29:1

Note in every shofar there is 3 twists.

Shofar is so important in the Jewish culture, this is why we carry it around in a velvet bag with a silk lining. It is reasonable to think or believe that the shofar as we know it was developed by the Hebrews.

How Shofars Are Made in Israel.

Historic content & information for the below video brought to you by: Joe & Karen Amaral from First Century Foundations.

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