shophar

NOUN
  1. an ancient musical horn made from the horn of a ram; used in ancient times by the Israelites to sound a warning or a summons; used in synagogues today on solemn occasions
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How To Use shophar In A Sentence

  • In preparation for the great feast, the shophar is sounded morning and evening excepting Sabbaths, throughout the entire preceeding month of Elul. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner
  • It was as if they had come together to hear the blowing of the _shophar_, and had nothing to do now but to disperse. Daniel Deronda
  • It would seem, then, that the shophar and not the hacocerah was in Biblical times used on the feast of the new moon of Tishri. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner
  • The shophar was made of horn, as we see from its now and then being called qeren, "horn" (cf. Jos., vi, 5); in fact, in the foregoing passage, it is designated a "ram's horn", qeren yobel. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner
  • The Book of Records thou openest; the great _shophar_ (cornet) is sounded; even the angels are terrified, and they cry aloud, 'The Day of Judgment dawns upon us,' for in judgment they, the angels, are not faultless. Hebraic Literature; Translations from the Talmud, Midrashim and Kabbala
  • Two trumpets are mentioned in the Bible, the shophar and hacocerah. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner
  • There are many allusions in the book of Psalms and elsewhere in the Old Testament to the harp (_kinnor_), the psaltery (_nebel_), the cornet (_shophar_) and other instruments. Hebrew Life and Times
  • As the last note of the shophar died away, Cohen cried: The Mark of the Beast
  • (Heb. shophar), a loud-sounding instrument, made of the horn of Smith's Bible Dictionary
  • The shophar gives the signal call to solitude and prayer. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner
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