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"My bowels, my bowels, I writhe in pain! The chambers of my heart are throbbing! My heart moans within me!
I cannot keep quiet for I have heard the voice of
shofar, the shout of war." - Jeremiah 4:19

SHOFAR (sho-fär') [H7782] 1. a non-musical signaling device made from the hollow horn of an animal and in some cases, specifically the horn of a ram. The shofar is played by buzzing the lips on the small end of an animal horn that has been cut, pierced and smoothed. As the range of an average size shofar consists of only a few playable tones, the calls that were used consisted of varying sequences of long and short tones. 2. A ram's horn.

Exodus 19:16, 19:19, 20:18 (20:15 JPS); Leviticus 25:9 (2x); Joshua 6:4 (2x), 6:5, 6:6, 6:8 (2x), 6:9 (2x), 6:13 (3x), 6:16, 6:20, 6:20; Judges 3:27, 6:34, 7:8, 7:16, 7:18, 7:18, 7:19, 7:20 (2x), 7:22; 1 Samuel 13:3, 2 Samuel 2:28, 6:15, 15:10, 18:16, 20:1, 20:22; 1 Kings 1:34, 1:39, 1:41; 2 Kings 9:13; Isaiah 18:3, 27:13, 58:1, Jeremiah 4:5, 4:19, 4:21, 6:1, 6:17, 42:14, 51:27; Ezekiel 33:3, 33:4, 33:5, 33:6; Hosea 5:8, 8:1; Joel 2:1, 2:15; Amos 2:2, 3:6; Zephaniah 1:16; Zechariah 9:14; Psalm 47:5 (47:6 JPS), 81:3 (81:4 JPS), 98:6, 150:3; Job 39:24, 39:25; Nehemiah 4:18 (4:12 JPS), 4:20; 1 Chronicles 15:28, 2 Chronicles 15:14 (total 72 occurrences)

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Shofar or Rams Horn

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