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February 13 - Morning

“The Lord said to Moses: ‘Make two trumpets of hammered silver, and use them for calling the community together and for having the camps set out. When both are sounded, the whole community is to assemble before you at the entrance to the tent of meeting. If only one 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 second 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 with the signal for setting out. The sons of Aaron, the priests, are to blow the trumpets. This is to be a lasting ordinance for you and the generations to 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 and rescued from your enemies. Also at your times of rejoicing—your appointed festivals and New Moon feasts—you are to sound the trumpets over your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God. I am the Lord your God.’ ”

Numbers 10:1-10
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The Silver Trumpets, the National Broadcast System for Israel    

Before leaving Mount Sinai a form of communication with the large mass of Israelites needed to be created and established. The method for public service broadcasts would be the sound of the blasts from two silver trumpets designed for this very purpose.

The silver trumpets where used to break camp to begin a journey or to assemble the people together. The silver trumpets would have had a bright, high pitch tone. If the trumpets were made of different sizes they would have produced a different tones. There would have been a different sound when two trumpets were sounded together than when only one of the horns was sounded. This way the people would know if all the people were to assemble, or if only the leaders were to assemble.

There would have been a system of signals that varied with length of blast, combination of pitches and repetition of blasts. This skill to produce the necessary sounds of this signal system would have been practiced and refined by a guild of priests set aside for this very purpose.

Horns like this found in Egypt were about two feet long and shaped as narrow tubes. The length of the trumpet blast was used to communicate to the large community of Israelites moving together through the wilderness. Short blasts from the trumpet were a call to break camp to begin a journey. A long blast called the people to re-assemble and set up camp. (Numbers 10:3-7)

The silver trumpets were also sounded during:

  • Certain whole burnt offerings
  • Certain peace offerings
  • Monthly New Moon festivities
  • Feast of Passover,
  • Feast of Pentecost
  • Fest of Tabernacles
These silver trumpets need to be distinguished from the sopar, or “ram’s horn.”  The ram’s horn was used to announce the Day of Atonement (Lev. 25:9). These silver trumpets were not the seven trumpets used at Jericho, but instead the seven priests blew seven ram’s horns (qeren) as they circled Jericho (Joshua 6:4-5).
  Christian Quote from Church History

“ ‘Be perfect as your father, perfectly.’ One does this by forgiving sins, forgetting injuries, and living in the
habit of passionlessness.”
– Clement of Alexandria,
195 AD



Something to Ponder??

“We believe…in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father, only begotten, that is, of the substance of the Father; God of God; Light of Light; very God of very God; begotten, not made; being of one substance with the father.”
– Nicene Creed, 325 AD

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Shebet (Hb) – Scepter (Eng) – shebet is the Hebrew word that means "rod," "staff," "club," and "scepter." Shebet is formed from the Hebrew root word shabat meaning "to smite," and "to slay." Shebet appears 191x in the Old Testament including these verses:

Genesis 49:10

Numbers 24:17

Psalm 2:9


Lamelech Seal Impressions – Jar handles stamped with the ancient Hebrew word LMLK which means “belonging to the king. This royal insignia of the Judean kings is called lamelech. These may have marked oil or wine provisions set aside to pay taxes to the Judean royal government. Jars with this stamp have been found in 71 Judean cities and 4 cities from the northern kingdom. Here is a list of the six sites with the most LMLK stamped jar handles:

  1. Lachish 415
  2. Jerusalem 281
  3. Ramat Rahel 163
  4. Gibeon 92
  5. Mizpah 88
  6. Beth Shemesh 71

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