Level One Talmidim Course
The Beyt Sefer offers two courses, the Talmidim Course for beginner level students who wish to progress through the various schools offered and the Talmidim Awareness Course for those who simply wish to have a taste of what it is to be a true talmid without going through all of the material and the schools.
- Foundational Modules
All earnest students are welcome to the Bet Sefer. Yeshua, himself chose twelve men of limited ability to disciple. It was their availability rather than their ability that was important to him. In the bet sefer, students will find out if they have what it takes to progress further by attempting the foundational modules.
2. Quality Information
Throughout your studies at YAYIN, you will encounter the key theme of ‘complexity veiled in simplicity.’ Yeshua, in typical Galilean fashion, taught deep and profound truths using the vehicle of simple parables, stories, questions and insights. We have therefore cut back on recommending lengthy lists of required texts and requiring essays in favour of simply imparting quality information and insights and building key competencies which would be necessary for further progression.
What You Will Learn:
- Basic Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Studies
The ‘Beyt Sefer’ or House of the book, is a traditional place of study for those who wish to gain a foundational knowledge of the bible, bible languages, and critical thinking. The prime focus is to prepare students for progression to the schools of gifting and knowledge (the requirements for the school of knowledge are the ability to read 100 chapters of Biblical Hebrew and ten chapters of New Testament Greek (from the book of John) plus basic knowledge of systematic Theology. Students for the school of gifting will have a modified process for progression-see below under ‘two-course tracks’)
2. Critical Thinking and Logic
In the Beyt Sefer, the student will be taught how to think critically in addition to beginning theological, biblical, and linguistic studies. The student will therefore be given an introduction to biblical Hebrew and Greek. Finally, the student will learn how to identify and use the God-given gifts within him/her and to develop an authentic ministry that can impact his/her church and community. All students will discover their true calling as priests and hence will receive the complimentary booklet – ‘the priesthood, a life of love and holiness.’
3. Biblical Interpretation
Most importantly, you will learn how to correctly interpret the bible and learn to think critically. Jesus and Paul, for example, would have been familiar with the dialectical, pilpul style of question and response which encourages deep thought and reflection about biblical topics. You will also be taught how to think critically in a similar.
This is the first step to becoming a true talmid and scholar. The booklets below contain all that you will need to accomplish the first phase of the ‘talmid course’ and hence to be rightly called a talmid. They can be used in bible studies, small groups, and church conferences. This, of course, is not the end of your studies.
4. New Covenant Priesthood
The tabernacle was an image of the temple in heaven. Yeshua represented the living temple on earth. The mantle of priesthood and being the temple of G-D has now fallen to New Covenant believers. The implications of this are explained in the module on the priesthood. We are temples of the Holy Spirit and priests unto God. This course demonstrates how to live this out in the midst of our present societies.
5. Discovering and Developing your Gifts
All of us were graced with unique gifts from birth. The gifts that we have been given are God’s gift to us but what we do with them is our gift to God. Gifts can be enhanced and developed and this is an obligation upon all believers as a response to God. This course will teach believers how to locate, enhance and develop their God-given gifts.
The book of Leviticus is a traditional starting point for talmidim to appreciate the holiness and majesty of God. The book also presents a marvelous foreshadow of Christ as our high priest and intercessor. After working through this module, the student will have a great revelation of Yeshua Ha Maschiach and God the father.
This course on Messianic theology sets the scene for further studies in the Yeshivah where a detailed picture of Christ is presented. The course looks at the prophecies and nature of the messiah as well as proof that Yeshuah fulfilled the prophecies. It also engages the philosophy behind the incarnation and how to rationalize the incarnation in the context of New Testament society.
TALMIDIM COURSE BOOKLETS – THE FULL COURSE
The following course booklets will guide you through the first phase of the study and provide the requisite foundational competencies for further progression. After reading through each booklet, you should take the associated tests in the appendices. A pass mark of 90% will show a true understanding of the subject matter.
1. ‘In the Beginning God Created’: a Simple Approach to Biblical Hebrew (academic track students)
2. ‘In the Beginning Was the Word: A Simplified Approach to New Testament Greek
3. Biblical Interpretation ‘Havurot’ – Learning to think and Discuss Like Jesus and Paul
4.‘Eli Lama Sabacthani’ –Why Jesus Spoke Aramaic, what he really said
5. The Priesthood of the Believer: Exodus, Leviticus, and God’s Glory within YOU (all students)
6. Understanding and Using Your Spiritual Gifts (gifting track students)
7. Leviticus – The Book of Holiness
For those who are challenged with time or simply want the basics we present a shortened taster course:
THE TALMIDIM AWARENESS COURSE – A BRIEF TASTER COURSE OF DISCIPLESHIP
Some may feel unable to go through the rigors of the Talmid Course and may simply want a good sense of what it is to be a Talmid. The Beyt Sefer also offers the ‘Talmid Awareness Course.’ You will not encounter many key concepts and ideas or master many of the competencies but will have an all-around sense of what it is to be a Talmid. Those who opt for the Talmid Awareness Course will be given a general awareness of the many topics listed in the Beyt Sefer, Schools of Knowledge and Gifting, and the Yeshivah. Students will also learn many invaluable insights into the importance of Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic languages.
BOOKLET – TALMIDIM GENERAL AWARENESS COURSE
BOOKLET – HEBREW, GREEK AND ARAMAIC AWARENESS COURSE