El Rancho Costa Plenty
by on July 11, 2021
“The Lord said to Moses: `Make two trumpets of hammered silver, & use them 4 calling the community together & for having the camps set out. When both are sounded, the whole community is 2 assemble before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting. If only 1 is sounded, the leaders, the heads of the clans of Israel, are to assemble before you. When a trumpet blast is sounded, the tribes camping on the east are to set out.At the sounding of a 2nd blast, the camps on the south are to set out. The blast will be the signal for setting out. To gather the assembly, blow the trumpets, but not w/ the signal 4 setting out. The sons of Aaron, the priests, are 2 blow the trumpets. This is 2 be a lasting ordinance for you & the generations 2 come. When you go into battle in your own land against an enemy who is oppressing you, sound a blast on the trumpets. Then you will be remembered by the Lord your God & rescued from your enemies. Also at your times of rejoicing, your appointed festivals & New Moon Feasts, you are 2 sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings & fellowship offerings, & they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God." ~Numbers 10:1-10
“The primary purpose of the trumpets was 2 signal when the different tribes were 2 set out. But they are also to be used 2 summon the congregation or the chiefs. Their use in war & on the festival days is also prescribed. But blowing the trumpets was more than just a way of summoning the people to come to the tabernacle or to follow the cloud; it was a kind of prayer, a plea to God to remember his people & their needs, that you may be remembered before the LORD your God. Two silver trumpets, according to Josephus, were just over a foot in length & flared... 2 ways of blowing the trumpets are mentioned here: simply blowing, & sounding an alarm. The difference is that blowing involves long notes, whereas sounding an alarm is done w/ staccato blasts. On the day of your gladness would include such occasions as festivals or victory celebrations after battle.” ESV study Bible footnotes © 2008 used without permission.
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