Leen Ritmeyer

The Place of the Trumpeting: Drawing of the place where a priest would stand and announce with a trumpet blast the beginning or end of the Sabbath. Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, in The Jewish War, describes this very spot:

“Above the roof of the priests’ chambers, … it was the custom for one of the priests to stand and to give notice, by sound of trumpet, in the afternoon of the approach, and on the following evening of the close, of every seventh day, announcing to the people the respective hours for ceasing work and for resuming their labors.”