What Is Rosh Hashanah?
Posted on Aug 26, 2015 by United Church of God Estimated reading time: 1 minute
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Rosh Hashanah is the name used by modern Jews for the biblical Feast of Trumpets.
the Feast of Trumpets points Christians toward the fulfillment of God’s plan for mankind.
In the Bible the festival is described as “a day of blowing the trumpets” (Numbers 29:1 Numbers 29:1And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have an holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets to you.
American King James Version×). It is one of the “feasts of the Lord” that God commanded His people to observe (Leviticus 23:2 Leviticus 23:2Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.
American King James Version×).
In modern Judaism the festival is considered the first day of the Jewish “civic” calendar year, so it’s referred to as Rosh Hashanah, which means “head of the year.” It occurs in the autumn season in the Northern Hemisphere. The biblical observance of the Feast of Trumpets isn’t related to the beginning of the Hebrew calendar new year (which is in the spring of the year in the Northern Hemisphere (Exodus 12:2 Exodus 12:2This month shall be to you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
American King James Version×)).
Like all of God’s festivals the Feast of Trumpets points Christians toward the fulfillment of God’s plan for mankind. This festival pictures Jesus Christ’s return as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, setting up His Kingdom on Earth with His resurrected saints. To learn more about the meaning of this festival and why it’s important to you, read “The Exciting Feast of Trumpets.”