Israel conquered in the battle of Jericho with the blast of the shofars.(Joshua 6:20). The shofar was utilized in war similar to that of abugle to signal differing military TACTICS. It also was used aspsychological warfare (to confuse and this terrify the enemy). Gideonand his army confused and scattered the enemy with the shofar.(Joshua 7:15-22)
The shofar was blown to signal the assembly of the Israelites duringwar. (Judges 3:27; 6:34; II Samuel 20:1; Jer. 4:19; 51:27; Neh. 4:20; Amos 3:6).
Seven shofars were blown before the ark of God. (1Chr. 15:24,2Sam. 6:15). Signaling awe, relevance and spiritual qualities, theshofar sounding announced the place wherein the Creator resided.Indeed, in Ps 47:5, the shofar serves as a reminder that God issovereign.
Shofars were blown as a warning. (Ezekiel 33:3-6, Numbers 10:9,Isaiah 18:3)
The shofar was used for the coronation of kings. (I Kings 1:34, 39).
The shofar will be blown at the time of Messiah. (Isaiah 27: 13; Isaiah27:13; Zech. 9:14.)
ost Biblical Uses of the Shofar
The Rabbi¶s left the shofar as the focal point of the religious year (RoshHashanah, also known as the Day of the Blast). See Babylonian Talmud,Rosh Hashanah, Code of Jewish Law (Simon 129), and the Mishnah Berurah(20th century) 586:1 et seq. Indeed, a full month before, the shofar is soundedat morning services (except of the Sabbath) to remind parishioners that RoshHashanah is coming soon and it is the time of repentance.
Sounding Shofar on Yom Kippur
The Mishna Berurah provides in Section 623:12, Neilah Service,
One should blow the Shofar the sounds tekiah, shevarimteruah, tekiah, although there are authorities who say that one