|New Moon |
(See MONTH.) On it work was suspended (Amos 8:5), the temple was opened for worship (Isaiah 66:23), and in northern Israel the godly repaired to the prophets for religious instruction (2 Kings 4:23). The trumpets were blown, in token of gladness, at the sacrifices peculiar to the clay (Numbers 10:10; Psalm 81:3); but there was no "holy convocation" as on the sabbath. The seventh new moon of the religious year was the feast of trumpets and began the civil year.
These dictionary topics are from Fausset Bible Dictionary, 1949. Public Domain.
Fausset, Andrew R. "Entry for 'New Moon'". "Fausset Bible Dictionary".