ANSWERS: 7
  • has to do with shepharding the flock of souls
  • It absolutely has to do with the age of Aries. In the story of Moses, Moses came down from the mountain with the ten commandments and saw his people worshipping a golden calf. Moses got pissed and smashed the tablets. The calf (or bull), represented the previous age of Taurus. The rams horn is a symbol of the era of the new covenant of God with the jews that began with Moses, historically around 2100 b.c. The next age, the age of Pisces, the age we are in now, began with Jesus' rule. Thats why you see the symbol of a fish to represent Jesus Christ. The idea of ages and aeons goes way, way back to pagan traditions and astrology, but the bible seems to follow these beliefs and prepares us for the next age. In Luke 22:10 Jesus says "Just after you go into the city, a man carrying a jug of water will meet you. Follow him into the house he enters" The next age in the year 2150 will be the Age of Aquarius. The symbol for Aquarius? A man carrying a jug of water.
  • To the modern Jews and to ancient Israel the signs of the zodiac are pagan, symbols of sun god worship. The horn has nothing to do with the zodiac. The rams horn is Israel's call to battle. It's blown on the first of the fall Holy Days "Day of Trumpets" Rosh Hashanah it's meaning is very dark. It is the day of the Lords wrath upon the world and the day of Israel's salvation. For the Jews and Israel it ends 3 1/2 years of brutal war, when it is fulfilled for real. For everyone else it starts one year of almost total extinction from the planet. The good guys win - there is no hope from God for the rest.
  • G-d instructed Abraham to offer Isaac as a sacrifice, which he (and the then adult Isaac) was absolutely prepared to do. G-d was essentially testing Abraham's dedication. When he was about to kill Isaac, G-d told him that the entire episode had merely been a test and instructed him to offer a ram instead. The Torah reports that Abraham looked up and noticed a ram with its horns tangled in a bush. He then offered that ram as a sacrifice. On the Jewish calendar, this story happened on the 1st of Tishrei, the Jewish new year (Rosh Hashanah). Every Rosh Hashanah, we blow a ram's horn to recall Abraham's dedication for two reasons: To ask G-d to bless us in Abraham's merit and to remind us to resolve to be more dedicated to G-d in the coming year.
  • Considering the ancient Hebrews were goatherds and shepherds who cared nothing and probably knew nothing of the precession of the equinoxes, the answer seems fairly obvious ... well, to anyone but New Age crackpots and nitwits suckered in by Zeitgheist and the DaVinci Code.
  • 1) "A shofar (Hebrew: שופר‎) is a horn used for Jewish religious purposes. Shofar-blowing is incorporated in synagogue services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur." "The shofar is mentioned frequently in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud and rabbinic literature. The blast of a shofar emanating from the thick cloud on Mount Sinai made the Israelites tremble in awe (Exodus 19, 20). The shofar was used in biblical times to announce the New Moon, holidays (Num. x. 10; Ps. lxxxi. 4), and the Jubilee year (Lev. 25. 9). The first day of the seventh month (Tishri) is termed "a memorial of blowing" (Lev. 23. 24), or "a day of blowing" (Num. xxix. 1), the shofar. It was also employed in processions (II Sam. 6. 15; I Chron. 15. 28), as a musical accompaniment (Ps. 98. 6; comp. ib. xlvii. 5) and to signify the start of a war (Josh. 6. 4; Judges 3. 27; 7. 16, 20; I Sam. 8. 3). The Torah describes the first day of the seventh month (1st of Tishri = Rosh ha-Shanah) as a zikron teruah (memorial of blowing; Lev. xxiii) and as a yom teru'ah (day of blowing; Num. 29). This was interpreted by the Jewish sages as referring to the sounding the shofar. In the Temple in Jerusalem, the shofar was sometimes used together with the trumpet. On New-Year's Day the principal ceremony was conducted with the shofar, which instrument was placed in the center with a trumpet on either side; it was the horn of a wild goat and straight in shape, being ornamented with gold at the mouthpiece. On fast-days the principal ceremony was conducted with the trumpets in the center and with a shofar on either side. On those occasions the shofarot were rams' horns curved in shape and ornamented with silver breast at the mouthpieces. On Yom Kippur of the jubilee year the ceremony was performed with the shofar as on New-Year's Day. Rosh Hoshana is the Jewish New Year. A ceremonial horn, called a “shofar” is blown, reminding Jews that God is king. A feast with symbolic food is eaten on Rosh Hashana, and the next ten days are spent in repentance. Rosh hashana ends on Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is a day of judgment, during which prayers are made asking for forgiveness. The shofar was blown in the times of Joshua to help him capture Jericho. As they surrounded the walls the shofar was blown and the Jews were able to capture the city. The shofar was commonly taken out to war so the troops would know when a battle would begin. The person who would blow the shofar would call out to the troops from atop a hill. All of the troops were able to hear the call of the shofar from their position because of its distinct noise." "The tekiah and teruah sounds mentioned in the Bible were respectively bass and treble. The tekiah was a plain deep sound ending abruptly; the teruah, a trill between two tekiahs. These three sounds, constituting a bar of music, were rendered three times: first in honor of God's Kingship; next to recall the near sacrifice of Isaac, in order to cause the congregation to be remembered before God; and a third time to comply with the precept regarding the shofar." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shofar 2) "In religion and folklore Religious symbolism and ritual involving sheep began with some of the first faiths: skulls of rams (along with bulls) occupied central placement in shrines at the Çatalhöyük settlement in 8,000 BCE. In Ancient Egyptian religion, the ram was the symbol of several gods: Khnum, Heryshaf and Amun (in his incarnation as a god of fertility). Other deities occasionally shown with ram features include: the goddess Ishtar, the Phoenician god Baal-Hamon, and the Babylonian god Ea-Oannes. In Madagascar, sheep were not eaten as they were believed to be incarnations of the souls of ancestors. There are also many ancient Greek references to sheep: that of Chrysomallos, the golden-fleeced ram, continuing to be told through into the modern era. Astrologically, Aries, the ram, is the first sign of the classical Greek zodiac and the sheep is also the eighth of the twelve animals associated with the 12-year cycle of in the Chinese zodiac, related to the Chinese calendar. In Mongolia, shagai are an ancient form of dice made from the cuboid bones of sheep that are often used for fortunetelling purposes. Sheep play an important role in all the Abrahamic faiths; Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and King David were all shepherds. According to the story of the Binding of Isaac, a ram is sacrificed as a substitute for Isaac after an angel stays Abraham's hand. Eid al-Adha is a major annual festival in Islam in which sheep (or other animals) are sacrificed in remembrance of this act. Sheep are also occasionally sacrificed to commemorate important secular events in Islamic cultures. Greeks and Romans also sacrificed sheep regularly in religious practice, and Judaism also once sacrificed sheep as a Korban (sacrifice), such as the Passover lamb . Ovine symbols—such as the ceremonial blowing of a shofar—still find a presence in modern Judaic traditions. Followers of Christianity are collectively often referred to as a flock, with Christ as the Good Shepherd, and sheep are an element in the Christian iconography of the birth of Jesus. Some Christian saints are considered patrons of shepherds, and even of sheep themselves. Christ is also portrayed as the Sacrificial lamb of God (Agnus Dei) and Easter celebrations in Greece and Romania traditionally feature a meal of Paschal lamb." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_(animal%29 3) "The Age of Aries (The Arian Age) Symbol for Aries: The zodiacal signs: the vernal equinox (northern hemisphere) is occurring in Aries; Timeframes Zodiacal 30 degrees: Heindel-Rosicrucian based interpretation: began in ca. 1658 BC and ended in ca. AD 498 Neil Mann interpretation: began in ca. 2150 BCE and ended in ca. AD 1. Constellation boundary year: Shephard Simpson interpretation: began ca. 1875 BC to ca. 100 BC Overview "The Age of War, Fire and the Ram" Historical similarities Aries represents a Fire symbol as well as bold actions, a lot of these behaviors can be seen during any age. However, the themes emphasised during this age relate to courage, initiative, war & adventure. Nations during this age such as the expanding empires of China, Persia, Greece and Rome, are often cited as examples of the archetypes of Aries in action. Also the Aries constellation shows a ram running. This could correspond with the sacrifice of Abraham's Ram. While the number of names containing the sound of the ram during this period is noted: Ra (Sun God), Ram, Rama, Brahman, Brahma, Abram, Abraham, Amon Ra, and Ramesses I. The battering ram was employed by the Assyrians, Greeks and Romans with great success during this time. (The symbol of Mars, the planetary ruler of Aries, evokes this interpretation.) Aries is associated with the metal iron, and iron ore was for the first time smelted and worked into iron swords in Anatolia during the early phase of this era, replacing the heavier, softer-metalled, duller-edged bronze swords of the previous Taurus Age. Traits of Aries such as 'initiative' may suggest the explosion of originality in the development of social aspects, sciences and arts in regions such as Ancient Greece but at the same time traits such as 'Impulsivity' may be attributed to the various Wars of the time. Religious similarities The Age of Aries ushered in efforts to replace polytheism with monotheism. The earliest known attempt was by the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten, who, in about 1350 BC, decreed the Sun God Aten to be the supreme deity, apparently in reaction to his earlier lack of inclusion in religious rites by his family. After his death, however, power reverted to the original polytheistic priests, who re-established the old religion. Speculation (including that of Freud) has it that later, during the reign of Ramesses II, Moses was influenced by rumour of Akhenaten's revolutionary idea, and grasped the idea of a single supreme God, Who especially favoured His people, as an inspirational mechanism that best suited his people held in bondage. The symbol of Aries can be seen as representing the power of multiple gods streaming down into a single god-head. Moses (born circa 16th–13th Century BC; 7 Adar 2368 - 7 Adar 2488 in the Hebrew calendar), an early Biblical Hebrew religious leader, lawgiver, prophet, and military leader, condemns his own people upon finding them worshiping a 'golden calf' (a symbol of the previous Age of Taurus and of the worship of the bull deity) after coming down Mount Sinai. These events may have occurred during the Age of Aries (see also Dating the Exodus overview). See also: Mithraism The Mithraic Question and Precession" Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_Aries#The_Age_of_Aries_.28The_Arian_Age.29
  • And here I thought the Age of Aquarius was from 1969. Live and learn.

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