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Leviticus 23:23–25 23Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 24“Speak to the Israelites, saying, ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you must have a rest period, a remembrance of the trumpet blast, a holy assembly. 25You must not do any regular work, and you shall present an offering made by fire to Yahweh.’ ”
1“ ‘On the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you will have a holy convocation; you will not do any regular work. It will be a day for you of blowing trumpets. 2You will offer a burnt offering as a fragrance of appeasement for Yahweh: one bull, one ram, and seven male lambs in their first year; they will be without defect. 3Their grain offering will be finely milled flour mixed with oil: three-tenths for the bull, two-tenths for the ram; 4and one-tenth for each of the seven male lambs; 5with one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you, 6in addition to the burnt offering of the new moon and its grain offering, the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their libations, according to their stipulations, as a fragrance of appeasement by fire for Yahweh.
Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah). The Feast of Trumpets signaled a call for repentance. Leviticus says that it should be announced with the blast of trumpets and be treated as a holy convocation. A food offering was included in the celebrations alongside the prohibition against work (). The meat offerings of the feast were the same as those of the Feast of Weeks, but with only one bull (). The Feast of Trumpets marked the beginning of a new agricultural year. It was unusual in that the trumpet, likely the shofar, would announce the feast and assemble the people. This feast dedicated the new agricultural year to God for His provision. may allude to the Feast of Trumpets () in the context of the deliverance from Egypt. The psalm ends with a call for repentance, reminding the people to call upon the Lord as those in Egypt did ().
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