The first words of the Bible are "In the beginning." Rasheet means 'beginning' and is taken from the root word 'rosh,' which means 'head.' With this in mind, Rosh Hashanah literally means "head of the year." Rosh Hashanah, or Tishrei 1 on the Hebrew Calendar, is the beginning of the Biblical civil New Year. This was the time that the kings of Israel were coronated regardless of the time of year they assumed office. Whereas Nisan 1 heads the religious year, setting the months and holidays for the remainder of the year, Tishrei 1 marks the beginning of a new administration of leadership in Israel and the doorway into the prophetic feast days of the fall.
The trumpet is, without question, the most popular instrument mentioned in the bible. In ancient Israel the trumpet was not only a musical instrument, it was an instrument that represented both celebration and war. What is this instrument’s significance today? What can we learn from this ancient symbol? Let’s start by taking a look at one of the most popular verses that talk about it.