Then you shall sound the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. On the Day of Atonement you shall sound the trumpet throughout all your land. ~ Leviticus 25:9
One of the gifts we offer for sale on our website is a traditional shofar. In the Hebrew tradition, a shofar is a ram’s horn used as a symbol and tool for spiritual warfare. According to Numbers 10:9:
The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Make two silver trumpets. Of hammered work you shall make them, and you shall use them for summoning the congregation and for breaking camp. And when both are blown, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting. But if they blow only one, then the chiefs, the heads of the tribes of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. When you blow an alarm, the camps that are on the east side shall set out. …
When you go to war in your land against an adversary who is oppressing you, you are to sound an alarm with trumpets; then you will be remembered before the LORD your God and you will be saved from your enemies.
Several thousand years ago, the Hebrews obviously didn’t have trumpets like the ones we are familiar with today. Instead, they were commonly made with materials like ram’s horns, which were shaped naturally to be able to project noise loudly and clearly.
The shofar is mentioned at other points in scripture as well. For example, Exodus 19:16 reads:
On the morning of the third day there were thunder and lightning and a thick cloud on the mountain and a very loud shofar blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled… and as the sound of the trumpet grew louder and louder, Moses spoke, and God answered him in thunder.
The blast of the shofar in this passage accompanies the appearance of God Himself to Moses and the Hebrews, once again showing the traditional power held by the instrument.
The large Yemenite shofars sold by Curt Landry Ministries range from 25 to 40 inches in length. Every shofar is completely different, so there are wide varieties of color, texture and finish. They make a beautiful decoration in your home, but can also enhance your spiritual life, as they are a spiritual tool and important part of the heritage of our faith. Shofars were once used to announce the Sabbath and the holidays, and have played a significant role in Hebrew tradition. Each shofar was naturally shed and is made by hand in a unique design.
For more information about the shofar, we encourage you to contact us today with your questions. Thanks for continuing to support Curt Landry Ministries!