Many of our sages saw a connection between Rosh HaShanah and the Messiah, the agent of regathering. An 8th century C.E. work stated: Messiah ben David (son of David), Elijah and Zerubbabel, peace be upon him, will ascend the Mount of Olives. And Messiah will command Elijah to blow the shofar. Rabbi Saul (the apostle Paul) reveals an important connection to the holy day: For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a rousing cry, with a call from one of the ruling angels, and with God’s shofar.` Another important fulfillment of Rosh HaShanah is the regathering of the Jewish remnant at the return of Messiah. In the seventh century B.C.E., the prophet Isaiah wrote: In that day a great shofar will sound…those who were exiled in Egypt will come and worship the Lord on the holy mountain in Jerusalem” (Isa. 27:12–13). Referring to a latter-day regathering of the remnant, Messiah Yeshua, when asked about the future of Israel, confirmed: He (the Son of Man) will send out his angels with a great shofar; and they will gather together his chosen people from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” (Matthew 24:31).