Inductive Torah Study: The Feast of Trumpets
The Feast of Trumpets is the first of the three fall feasts. It is a memorial feast as well as a prophetic Feast Day as Yeshua has not yet fulfilled it. In this study we will inductively study the references of the Feast of Trumpets as well as trumpets to see this prophetic aspect.
Begin with PRAYER. Pray for understanding of what you will be studying and that above all that you will have a heart to seek and to know YHVH and His Ways.
The first reference to a topic gives us important context, in this case we see that the first reference to “trumpets” is the command to celebrate as a Feast. We will first OBSERVE the text and list what it says about the Feast of Trumpets.
1. Read the passages below, in their context (what is above and below) and list what it says about the Feast of Trumpets asking WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW questions from what you OBSERVE in the text. Example: WHO is the passage speaking to and/or WHO is speaking in the passage? WHAT does the text say to do? WHEN does it say to do it? HOW is it done? Continue asking these questions of passage until you have learned and listed all that you can from it.
If you see any words/phrases/themes that are repeated in any of the passages in the study, these are KEY WORDS. Mark them in the passage where you find them with a distinctive marking (keeping it consistent for that word/phrase) so that it will stand out to you. If you do not want to mark in your Bible, then print out the passages to mark on. These KEY WORDS will be defined and studied out as well.
And יהוה spoke to Mosheh, saying, “Speak to the children of Yisra’ĕl, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a rest, a remembrance of blowing of trumpets, a set-apart gathering. ‘You do no servile work, and you shall bring an offering made by fire to יהוה.’
“Three times in the year you are to observe a festival to Me: “Guard the Festival of Unleavened Bread. Seven days you eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Aḇiḇ – for in it you came out of Mitsrayim – and do not appear before Me empty-handed; and the Festival of the Harvest, the first-fruits of your labours which you have sown in the field; and the Festival of the Ingathering at the outgoing of the year, when you have gathered in the fruit of your labours from the field. “Three times in the year all your males are to appear before the Master יהוה.
‘And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you have a set-apart gathering, you do no servile work, it is a day of blowing the trumpets for you. ‘And you shall prepare a burnt offering as a sweet fragrance to יהוה: one young bull, one ram, seven lambs a year old, perfect ones, and their grain offering: fine flour mixed with oil, three-tenths of an ĕphah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram, and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs, and one male goat as a sin offering, to make atonement for you, besides the burnt offering with its grain offering for the New Moon, the continual burnt offering with its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their right-ruling, as a sweet fragrance, an offering made by fire to יהוה.
2. Summarize what you have learned so far, with any insights that you may want to study further.
3. Using a Hebrew Lexicon or Bible software that shows clickable lexicon text such as here: http://www.biblestudytools.com/nas/leviticus/23.html – (Leviticus 23 is linked and you can put in any passage or key word in the search box at the top of the page, for a list of scripture containing any key word, or any passage. The NASB w/Strong’s #’s is chosen, but you can choose KJV w/Strong’s from the drop down list. Also, I have checked the cross reference option, just click on the small blue numbers within the passage and it will go to the cross reference for that verse which are clickable). To see the Hebrew word and it’s meaning just click on any blue highlighted word in the passage and it will take you to the definition.
Look up what each KEY WORD below and list what the definitions are for each:
- Blowing (of Trumpets)
4. How has your study of these definitions changed your understanding of the meaning of each?
5. Write down what YHVH has said to you today in your study.
6. End with a PRAYER of thanksgiving.
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Inductive Study Day Two