חֲצֹצְרָה noun feminine clarion (Late Hebrew חֲצוֺצֶרֶת, Aramaic חֲצוֺצַרְתָּצ) — mostly P and late; — absolute ׳ח
[Hos 5:8] plural absolute חֲצֹצְרוֺת [Num 10:8] + 22 t.; חֲצֹצְרֹת [Num 10:9]; [Num 10:10] construct id. [Num 31:6]; [2Chr 13:12] חֲצוֺצְרֹת [Num 10:2] clarion:
1. as secular instr.
[Hos 5:8] (|| שׁוֺפָר) [2Kgs 11:14] (twice in verse) = [2Chr 23:13] (twice in verse).
2. as sacred instr.
[2Kgs 12:14], especially for use by priests (only P, [Ps 98] and Chronicles).
\ \ a. ׳תקע בח (of blowing a single long blast)
[Num 10:3]; [Num 10:4]; [Num 10:7]; [Num 10:8], to gather congregation or ׳נשׂיא together, and, on festivals, over sacrifice, 'to be remembered before ׳י,' v [Num 10:10].
\ \ b. ׳תקע תרועה בח, or ׳הריע בח (of sounding alarm, — a series of quick blasts) for camps to move
[Num 10:5]; [Num 10:6], also in battle, v [Num 10:9], 'to be remembered before ׳י;' so [Num 31:6]; [2Chr 13:12] (compare v [2Chr 13:14]), both התרועה ׳ח.
\ \ c. especially in Chr's descriptions of ceremonies at festivals, to express rejoicing:
[1Chr 13:8]; [1Chr 15:28] (|| קוֺל שׁוֺפָר), [1Chr 16:6]; [1Chr 16:42]; [2Chr 15:14] (|| שׁוֺפָר), [2Chr 20:28]; [2Chr 29:26]; [2Chr 29:27]; [Ezra 3:10]; [Neh 12:35]; [Neh 12:41]; [Ps 98:6] (|| קוֺל שׁוֺפָר); ׳הָרִים קוֺל בח [2Chr 5:13] ׳מחצצרים בח [1Chr 15:24]; [2Chr 5:12]; [2Chr 5:13]; [2Chr 13:14] in [2Chr 29:28] this participle agrees with noun in sense, and is masculine; and the clarions (= players on the clarions) sounded. — The חֲצֹצְרָה, or (sacred) clarion, was a long, straight, slender metal tube, with flaring end, see BenzArchäol. 277; distinguished thus from the שׁוֺפָר which was originally a ram's horn, and probably always retained the horn-shape; the שׁוֺפָר is mentioned constantly in the earlier literature, and was used by watchmen, warriors, etc., as well as priests (see Benzib. 276 and שׁוֺפָר).
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