Inductive Torah Study: The Feast of Trumpets – Day Two
Today we will continue our study with OBSERVING Cross References and related passages. We will repeat the OBSERVATION of all the related passages throughout the study using the whole counsel of the Word to determine the INTERPRETATION of the topic, book or passage we are studying. Then after INTERPRETATION phase is completed, we will APPLY what we have learned in our lives. Each day will build upon the previous and we will summarize what was OBSERVED in each. Group discussion allows you to share your insights with others who are participating in the study. Additional insight can be gleaned from the Observations of the group, so please share yours for discussion!
Always begin with PRAYER. Ask YHVH to open your eyes and heart to the Truth in His Word for the purpose of obedience to His Will and Ways.
Open my eyes, so that I will see wonders from your Torah. ~ Psalm 119:18
Today we will look at more passages that tell us about “trumpets”. We will see WHY trumpets are sounded, WHEN they are sounded, WHERE they are sounded, etc. You will get good practice in OBSERVING today, there are a lot of passages so if you need to take more time than just one day, please feel free to do so.
1. Read in context (what is before and after) and list what you OBSERVE in each of the passages below about “trumpets”. Remember to ask the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY and HOW questions about the text. Look for any repeated KEY WORDS/PHRASES throughout the study. Be sure to make a notation of WHEN and WHY the trumpets were/were to be blown and the reason for it, as well as if it is a prophetic and future blowing. Also, record any insights or connections to other passages that you see or that come to mind while you are OBSERVING the text.
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, “Make two silver trumpets for yourself, make them of beaten work. And you shall use them for calling the congregation and for breaking camp. “And when they blow both of them, all the congregation shall meet before you at the door of the Tent of Meeting. “And if they blow one, then the leaders, the heads of the thousands of Yisra’ĕl, shall gather to you. “And when you blow a shout, the camps that lie on the east side shall depart. “And when you blow a shout the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall depart – they blow a shout for them to depart. “And when the assembly is to be assembled, you blow, but do not shout. “And the sons of Aharon, the priests, blow with the trumpets. And it shall be to you for a law forever throughout your generations. “And when you go into battle in your land against the enemy that distresses you, then you shall shout with the trumpets, and you shall be remembered before יהוה your Elohim, and you shall be saved from your enemies. “And in the day of your gladness, and in your appointed times, and at the beginning of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over your peace offerings. And they shall be a remembrance for you before your Elohim. I am יהוה your Elohim.”
And Mosheh sent them on the campaign, one thousand from each tribe, them and Pineḥas son of El‛azar the priest on the campaign, with the set-apart utensils and the trumpets for sounding in his hand.
…And it came to be, when Yehoshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven rams’ horns before יהוה passed over and blew the horns, and the ark of the covenant of יהוה went after them. And the armed men went before the priests who blew the horns, and the rear guard came after the ark, going on and blowing the horns…
…“And I shall blow the ram’s horn, I and all those with me, then you shall also blow the ram’s horns round about all the camp, and say, ‘For יהוה and for Giḏ‛on!’ ”…
II Kings 11:9-14
So the commanders of the hundreds did according to all that Yehoyaḏa the priest commanded. And each of them took his men who were going in on the Sabbath, with those who were going out on the Sabbath, and came to Yehoyaḏa the priest. And the priest gave the commanders of hundreds the spears and shields which had belonged to Sovereign Dawiḏ, that were in the House of יהוה. And the runners stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, all around the sovereign, from the right side of the House to the left side of the House, by the altar and the House. And he brought out the son of the sovereign and put on him the diadem and the Witness. And they set him up to reign and anointed him, and they clapped their hands and said, “Let the sovereign live!” And Athalyah heard the noise of the runners, the people, and she came to the people, into the House of יהוה, and looked and saw the sovereign standing by a column, according to the ruling, and the chiefs and the trumpeters were beside the sovereign, and all the people of the land rejoicing and blowing trumpets. And Athalyah tore her garments and cried out, “Treason! Treason!”
I Chronicles 13:8
And Dawiḏ and all Yisra’ĕl were playing before Elohim with all their might, and with songs, and with lyres, and with harps, and with tambourines, and with cymbals, and with trumpets.
I Chronicles 15:24,28
and Sheḇanyahu, and Yoshaphat, and Nethanĕ’l, and Amasai, and Zeḵaryahu, and Benayahu, and Eli‛ezer, the priests, were to blow the trumpets before the ark of Elohim. And Oḇĕḏ-Eḏom and Yeḥiyah, were doorkeepers for the ark…So all Yisra’ĕl brought up the ark of the covenant of יהוה with shouting and with the sound of the horn, with trumpets and with cymbals, sounding with harps and lyres.
I Chronicles 16:6,42
and Benayahu and Yaḥazi’ĕl the priests continually blew the trumpets before the ark of the covenant of Elohim…and with them Hĕman and Yeḏuthun, to sound aloud with trumpets and cymbals and instruments for the songs of Elohim, and the sons of Yeḏuthun for the gate.
II Chronicles 5:11-14
And it came to be when the priests came out of the Most Set-apart Place – for all the priests who were present had set themselves apart, there was none to watch by division – and the Lĕwite singers, all those of Asaph and Hĕman and Yeḏuthun, with their sons and their brothers, stood at the east end of the altar, dressed in white linen, having cymbals and harps and lyres, and with them one hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets. Then it came to be, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking יהוה, and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets, and with cymbals, and with instruments of song, and giving praise to יהוה, “For He is good, for His kindness is everlasting,” that the house, the House of יהוה, was filled with a cloud, and the priests were unable to stand and perform the service because of the cloud, for the esteem of יהוה filled the House of Elohim.
II Chronicles 7:6
And the priests were standing over their duties, and the Lĕwites with instruments of the song to יהוה, which Sovereign Dawiḏ had made to give thanks to יהוה, saying, “For His kindness is everlasting,” whenever Dawiḏ praised by their hand. And the priests were blowing trumpets before them, and all Yisra’ĕl were standing.
II Chronicles 13:12-14
“And see, with us as Head is Elohim Himself, and His priests with sounding trumpets to sound the alarm against you. O children of Yisra’ĕl, do not fight against יהוה Elohim of your fathers, for you are not going to prosper!” But Yaroḇ‛am sent round an ambush to go behind them, so they were in front of Yehuḏah, and the ambush was behind them. And Yehuḏah turned and saw the battle was both in front and behind them. Then they cried out to יהוה, and the priests sounded the trumpets.
II Chronicles 15:14
And they swore to יהוה with a loud voice, with shouting and with trumpets and with rams’ horns.
II Chronicles 20:28
And they came to Yerushalayim, with harps and lyres and trumpets, to the House of יהוה.
II Chronicles 29:27-28
And Ḥizqiyahu gave the order to offer the burnt offering on the altar. And when the burnt offering began, the singing unto יהוה began, with the trumpets and with the instruments of Dawiḏ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl. And all the assembly were bowing, and the singers singing, and the trumpeters blowing – all this until the burnt offering was completed.
And when the builders laid the foundation of the Hĕḵal of יהוה, they appointed the priests in their robes, with trumpets, and the Lĕwites, the sons of Asaph, with cymbals, to praise יהוה, after the order of Dawiḏ sovereign of Yisra’ĕl.
Mattanyah, and Baqbuqyah, Oḇaḏyah, Meshullam, Talmon, Aqquḇ were gatekeepers guarding at the storerooms of the gates…and the priests, Elyaqim, Ma‛asĕyah, Minyamin, Miḵayah, Elyo‛ĕynai, Zeḵaryah, and Ḥananyah, with trumpets,
Blow the ram’s horn at the time of the New Moon, At the full moon, on our festival day. For this is a law for Yisra’ĕl, And a right-ruling of the Elohim of Ya‛aqoḇ. He appointed it in Yehosĕph for a witness, When He went throughout the land of Mitsrayim; I heard a language that I did not know.
With trumpets and the sound of a horn; Raise a shout before יהוה, the Sovereign.
Declare in Yehuḏah and let it be heard in Yerushalayim, and say, “Blow the ram’s horn in the land. Cry aloud and say, ‘Gather yourselves, and let us go into the walled city.’
“O children of Binyamin, gather yourselves to flee out of the midst of Yerushalayim! Blow the ram’s horn in Teqowa, and set up a signal-fire in Bĕyth Hakkerem, for evil has been seen from the north, and great destruction.
“They have acted treacherously against יהוה, for they have brought forth strange children. Now a new moon shall devour them with their portions. “Blow the ram’s horn in Gib‛ah, the trumpet in Ramah! Shout, O Bĕyth Awen! Behind you, O Binyamin!
“Put the ram’s horn to your mouth, like an eagle against the House of יהוה, because they have transgressed My covenant, and they have rebelled against My Torah.
2. Summarize what you have OBSERVED about when, where, and why trumpets are sounded along with any additional insights you may have.
3. Offer a prayer of thanksgiving for what YHVH has shown you in His Word!
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Inductive Study: Day One