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The Festival of the Ram’s Horn

29 In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any of your regular work. For you it is to be a day of loud blasts on the ram’s horn.[a]

You are to prepare a whole burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord: one young bull, one ram, and seven one-year-old male lambs—all without defect—

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  1. Numbers 29:1 This has traditionally been called the Festival of Trumpets, but the main instrument used to announce the festival was the ram’s horn (shofar), not the long metal trumpet. This section, however, does not specify the instrument. It simple reads day of loud blasts. The metal trumpets, however, were also used in connection with the festivals to announce the time of sacrifice (Numbers 10:10).

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