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Leviticus 23:24 Commentary - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

(24) A memorial of blowing of trumpets.—Literally, remembrance blowing, for which see Num. 29:1, the only place in the Old Testament where this festival is named as “the day of blessing,” i.e., the trumpets. As the first of Ethanim, as the month is called in the Bible (1Ki. 8:2), or Tishri, as the Jews call it, in which this festival occurs, is the commencement of the civil new year, this festival was called “the Festival of New Year” ever since the time of the second Temple, and has been regarded as preparatory to the great day of Atonement, which is ten days later. The blowing of trumpets, therefore, which was the distinguishing feature of this festival, was designed to summon the Israelites to enter upon the work of sanctification, which will be accounted to them as a merit in the sight of God, and for which they are promised to be especially remembered before the Lord (Num. 10:9-10). Hence its name, Remembrance blowing—the blowing of trumpets, which will make them to be remembered before the Lord. The synagogue, however, takes the name more in the sense of “reminding” God of the merits of the patriarchs and his covenant with them, and for this reason has appointed Gen. 21:1-34; Gen. 22:1-24, recording the birth and sacrifice of Isaac, as the lesson for this festival.

Consult other comments:

Leviticus 23:24 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 23:24 - Joseph Benson’s Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Leviticus 23:24 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Leviticus 23:24 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Leviticus 23:24 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Leviticus 23:24 - Commentary on the Holy Bible by Thomas Coke

Leviticus 23:24 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:24 - Geneva Bible Notes

Leviticus 23:24 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Leviticus 23:24 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Leviticus 23:24 - English Annotations on the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole

Leviticus 23:24 - Scofield Reference Bible Notes

Leviticus 23:24 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Leviticus 23:24 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Leviticus 23:24 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)