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תְּרוּעָ֖ה/ י֥וֹם תְּרוּעָ֖ה

A Study Paper

What Is a Feast of Trumpets? & Three Ways to View the Seven Feasts of Yahweh

By Noel Rude

Zikrôn Tǝrûāʰ / Yôm Tǝrûāʰ

μνημόσυνον σαλπίγγων / ἡμέρα σημασίας

Jeremiah 7:21 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. 22 For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them

זִכָּרוֹן. m.   Memorial, remembrance.   Construct: זִכְרוֹן. 24 occurrences.

שַׁבָּתוֹן. m. Sabbath keeping. 11 occurrences

תְּרוּעָה. f.   Shout or blast of war, alarm, or joy.   תְּרוּעַת הַשִּׂמְחָה ‘the shout of joy’ (Ezra 3:13); תְּרוּעַת   מִלְחָמָה ‘the alarm of war’ (Jer 4:19; 49:2). 36 occurrences. Leviticus 25:9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound [וְהַֽעֲבַרְתָּ֞ שׁוֹפַ֤ר תְּרוּעָה֙] on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.

μνημόσυνον. n.   Memorial, remembrance. Matthew 26:13; Mark 14:9; Acts 10:4

σάλπιγξ. f.   Trumpet. 11 occurrences   Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets [ἑπτὰ σάλπιγγες / ܫܰܒ݂ܥܳܐ ܫܺܝܦ݂ܽܘܪܺܝܢ].

σημασία.   f. Meaning, sense; significance, importance.

out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: 23 But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.

Exodus 23:14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread:

שָׁלֹשׁ רְגָלִים
א חַג הַמַּצּוֹת

ב חַג הַקָּצִיר

ג חַג הָאָסִף

(thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:) 16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. 17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Lord GOD.

Leviticus 23 Numbers 29
23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation. 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD. 1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you. 2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour unto the LORD; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first year without blemish: 3 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram, 4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs: 5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you: 6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.
  Covenant Harvest Millennial
Nisan 15 Exodus

from Egypt

Barley and wheat harvest 1st millennium
Nisan 21 Crossing Yam Suph 2nd millennium
Pentecost Day of the Assembly 3rd millennium
Tishri 1 Memorial of the Covenant Vine and fig tree harvest 4th millennium
Tishri 10 Atonement of the people 5th millennium
Tishri 15 Wandering in the wilderness 6th millennium
Tishri 22 The Eighth Assembly 7th millennium


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