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Blow the shofar in Gibeah
and the trumpet in Ramah!
Sound a battle cry at Beth Aven!
Behind you, Benjamin! Bible

“shofar.” The ram’s horn trumpet, not the metal trumpet.

“Beth Aven.” “Beth Aven” means “House of Wickedness,” and was a derogatory term the prophet used for the town of Bethel (Beth-el), which means “House of God,” but which had the golden calf idol that Jeroboam had made. See commentary on Hosea 4:15.


Commentary for: Hosea 5:8