Unlike the blowing of noisemakers during New Year’s Eve parties on the Gregorian calendar, there are prophetic implications associated with sounding the shofar.
Charles E. McCracken
Charles E. McCracken is an international Bible teacher, long-time friend of Israel and advocate for the Jewish people. He is known for authenticity in communicating biblical truth that makes his presentations relevant for those seeking to understand the significance of Israel and the church in Bible prophecy. He staunchly supports the nation of Israel and the Jewish people’s right to exist and live in peace.
Solomon’s request demonstrated humility rather than self-aggrandizement with a willingness to submit to God’s authority versus selfish ambition.
Based on God’s past faithfulness, David was confident of the Shepherd’s continued care not only in this mortal life, but in the very presence of the Lord forever!
Solomon’s accession to the throne should have been seamless. His older brother Adonijah, however, complicated matters putting their father’s resolve to the test.
Once you grasp the historical background, it’s obvious that Tu B’Av has more to offer than candy, flowers and sentimentality.