Leviticus 23:24

Overview - Leviticus 23
The feasts of the Lord.
The sabbath.
The passover.
The sheaf of first-fruits.
15 The feast of Pentecost.
22 Gleanings to be left for the poor.
23 The feast of trumpets.
26 The day of atonement.
33 The feast of tabernacles.
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Leviticus 23:24  (King James Version)
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

In the seventh
Numbers 10:10 ; 29:1-6 1 Chronicles 15:28 ; 2 Chronicles 5:13 ; Ezra 3:6 ; Psalms 81:1-4 ; 98:6
Isaiah 27:13 ; 1 Corinthians 15:52 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:16

a memorial
{Zichron terooh,} here rendered "a memorial of blowing the trumpets" properly signifies a memorial of triumph or shouting for joy. This festival is generally called the feast of trumpets; and, though the Scriptures have not expressly declared the reason of its celebration, yet, as it fell in the seventh month of the sacred year, which was the first of the civil year, that is, the month {Tisri,} answering to our September, the opinion very generally embraced by both Jews and Christians is, that it was a memorial of the creation of the world, at which "the sons of God shouted for joy," ( Job 38:7 ;)and which is supposed, not altogether without reason, to have been at this season of the year. The month {Tisri} was not only anciently, but still is, reckoned by the Jews the first month of the year; and the feast of tabernacles, kept in this month, was said to be, as it is correctly rendered in the margin, "at the revolution of the year," ( Exodus 34:22 ;)importing, that at this season the year had revolved, and was beginning anew. So that this feast was the new year's day, on which the people rejoiced in a grateful remembrance of God's benefits, and implored his blessing for the future year.

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