Welcome to ShofarHorn.com! We are very excited that you have decided to visit out little site about shofars. We hope to not only provide basic information about what a shofar is and how to use it, but also to examine the mysteries that are connected to shofars in the Scriptures.
So just what is a shofar? Well, a shofar is most commonly known as a horn that is used during Jewish religious services. In particular, the shofar takes a place of significant prominence during services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
Traditionally, a shofar may be made from the horn of any animal except that of a cow, although a ram has always been regarded as preferable. Shofars come in varying lengths. You can find some that are very short, but you can also find some of extraordinary length. In fact, it is not rare to find shofars that are four feet long or more.
The use of the shofar can be traced back to the book of Exodus, but it was in the Lord’s commandments regarding the feast days that established their use for centuries to come. In particular, the Torah really links the shofar with the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) in Leviticus 23…..
The LORD said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘On the first day of the seventh month you are to have a day of rest, a sacred assembly commemorated with trumpet blasts. Do no regular work, but present an offering made to the LORD by fire.’ “
If you go over to Israel during Rosh Hashanah you will hear the sounding of shofars all over the place. However, there is a lot of prophetic significance to the shofar that both Jews and Christians simply do not realize. In future articles we will get into that prophetic significance, along with unlocking a lot of other Biblical secrets that both Jews and Christians should find quite fascinating.