Talmidi Library

Articles on Talmidi Theology

Articles on Talmidi Theology

In this section of our website, you will find various articles on Talmidi theology, beliefs, way of life, standpoint, issues, people, institutions etc.


(in addition, a full list of all blog post topics is at the end of this list of links, starting about half way down this webpage)


          On God and the Covenant:

The Nature of God

The Holy Name of God

The Covenant (includes section on the Universal Covenant)

The Covenant with Adam

The Covenant with Noah and all Life on Earth

The Covenant with Abraham and the Patriarchs

The Covenant with Moses and the People of Israel at Horeb

The Covenant with Israel on the Plains of Moab

The Covenant with David son of Jesse and his descendants

          Notable People in Talmidi History:

Moses and the Biblical Prophets

Yochanan the Immerser (‘John the Baptist’)

The Prophet Yeshua (‘Jesus of Nazareth’) (see also: The Prophetic Mission of Yeshua of Nazareth)

A Comparison between the Christian ‘Jesus Christ’ and the Talmidi Jewish Yeshua bar Yosef

A Talmidi View of Jacob the Pious (‘James the Just’ / ‘Ya`aqov ha-Tsaddiq’) (see also: Ya`aqov bar Qlofas and the Succession of Nasis)

Paul of Tarsus, ‘The Deceiver’ (see also: Accepting Torah and rejecting Paul of Tarsus)

          The Teachings of the Prophet Yeshua:

The Prophetic Mission of Yeshua of Nazareth (see also: The Prophet Yeshua (‘Jesus of Nazareth’)

The Kingdom of God: Living God’s ways in the here and now

Giving Hope to the Poor

Reaching out to the Lost

Compassion, Mercy and Forgiveness


The Beatitudes: Remembrance of God’s Promises

Against False Piety and Religious Hypocrisy

Yeshua’s Criticism of the Oral Law (see also: The Talmidi View of the Oral Law, and: Torah, not Talmud – Living God’s Way)

Against Swearing Oaths

          Social and Moral Issues:

The Place of Jews and Gentiles in God’s Plan (see also: The Place of Gentile Godfearers within the Talmidi Israelite Community)

Israel as a Benefit, a Blessing and a Light to the Nations


The Role of Women

The Treatment of Animals

The Land of Israel

The Problem of Evil

A Talmidi Jewish Perspective on War and Defence

          Folk Beliefs

What is ‘Folk Religion’ in the Israelite Tradition?




The Afterlife

          Articles in Defence of our Standpoint

Christ – the god of a pagan Mystery Religion

Blood is not an atonement for Sin

Why Talmidaism rejects Reincarnation

Kabbalah – its Origins in Pagan Magic and Mysticism

          History and Sects of Talmidaism

The Ancient History of Followers of the Way

A Timeline of Talmidi History

The Abduction of our History

Ya`aqov bar Qlofas and the Succession of Nasis (see also: A Talmidi View of Jacob the Pious (‘James the Just’ / ‘Ya`aqov ha-Tsaddiq’)

The Council of Elders in Jerusalem

Historical References to Ancient Followers of the Way (Talmidin)


The Galilean School

The Emissarian School

The Hellenicist School

The Pietist School

The Ebionite School (ancient)


The Ebionites (modern)

The Massorites

Liberal Talmidis


          The Talmidi Israelite Way of Life:

           THE CYCLE OF LIFE

Birth, Blessing and Circumcision

Bar / Bat Mitsvah



Death & Mourning


The Heart and Intent of ‘the Law’

Biblical Authority and Tradition: a Moderate’s View

Kashrut (about Kosher Food)



Clothing & Appearance

The Talmidi View of the Oral Law (see also: Yeshua’s Criticism of the Oral Law, and: Torah, not Talmud – Living God’s Way)


How and Why we differ from Rabbinic Judaism


Priests, Scribes and Elders

Nazirites and the Nazirite Vow

The Temple

The Synagogue



The Conversion Process

Choosing a Tribe: the Characteristics of each Tribe

The Place of Gentile Godfearers within the Talmidi Israelite Community (see also: The Place of Jews and Gentiles in God’s Plan)







General Articles about Talmidaism – where Talmidaism differs

For articles about specific topics on Talmidi Israelite Theology, Customs and Community

For articles on biblical Israelite Festivals, and Talmidi Prayers and Services

For articles on the Bible, Translations of the Torah, biblical Commentaries and Sermons

The Talmidi Equivalent of the ‘New Testament’: The full texts of the 14 Books of ‘The Exhortations’


Blog articles (from most recent to oldest)

New Blog posts:

Is it actually belief in a false god which is turning people atheist?

A Response to Left-Wing Pro-Palestinian Propaganda

What exactly is ‘Azazel’, and what does it have to do with the Expiation of Sin from the Soul?

Why did God say, “Isn’t Aaron THE LEVITE your brother?” (a sermon for Passover, revealing what God thought about the Ten Plagues)

Is Wisdom a created heavenly Being, separate from God?

Why Massorite Talmidis exalt the position of Adonai in our faith so greatly

The Death of any Innocent in Wartime is a Tragedy (about the deaths of 7 aid workers in Gaza)

Is God a genocidal Tyrant?

Is God to blame for Evil?

Experiencing the Living Name of God for yourself

How to Deal with Difficult Moral Issues: the Narrow Gate

You show you are my Followers by the love that you have for one another“ (the importance of peace between Talmidi sects)

Probably the Most Important Article on Messianism you’ll ever read (a commentary on Dt 17:14-21, on the biblical view of what a messiah is, and why we are not messianic)

Talmidi Noahides, Godfearers and Israelites (an explanation of the three, and how they fit into the broader Talmidi community)

A Brief Introduction to Talmidaism (modern ‘Jewish-Christianity’) for Newcomers

YHVH saves people of all religions, no matter the god they call upon

The Sorrowful Tragedy of Syncretism (the dangers of adding New Age beliefs into Yahwist Talmidaism)

Are the Palestinians descended from the original Canaanites?

Some Personal Thoughts on the Present Hamas-Israel War

A Detailed Examination of Sin, Forgiveness and Expiation (’atonement’; for a shorter, condensed version, see this blogpost)

I am not a special or enlightened being

The Unwritten Ethics of Mutual Responsibility

Jesus vs Paul #3: What did Paul know about Jesus? (My Reaction to Dr Bart Ehrman’s 4th & 7th lectures)

Why Reincarnation is inconsistent with the Ethos of the Israelite Faith

Jesus versus Paul #2: Yeshua’s Message and Mission (My Reaction to Dr Bart Ehrman’s 3rd lecture)

The Difference between Apocalypticism and Tribulationism

Jesus versus Paul #1: Who was Jesus? (My Reaction to Dr Bart Ehrman’s First 2 lectures)

Where was the Location of the City of Sodom?

Rediscovering One’s perfect Heavenly Self, to better connect with the Presence of God

Israelite Mysticism: The Anatomy of the Human Soul

Returning to Eden: Theophany Day & the Meaning of Salvation

What’s bigger than ‘Jesus’?

Shavuot as a Celebration of the Blessings of the Covenant

Why did God create the Universe?

The Passover Seder: Participating in Israel’s Birth

The oft-forgotten purpose of remembering the Exodus

An Overview of the HEBT Translation of the Torah

Why did God allow the Suffering of the Israelites in Egypt?

Ghosts, Spirits, and why a faithful Yahwist should not consult the Dead

Problems with the ‘Book of Enoch’

Was Yeshua a Pharisee?

The Four meanings of ‘The Kingdom of God’

Some thoughts for Yom Shmini ha-Atséret (Eighth Day of Closed Assembly)

Leaving Yeshua behind, in order to become a disciple of Yeshua

The Proper Use and Purpose of Torah: A Message for Yom Tru’ah

An easy-to-understand Summary of my Commentary on Sin and Expiation (‘atonement’)

The Violence in Torah – and why it has NOT led to a violent Jewish Society

Tisha be’Av: The Result of a broken Society

The Israelite and Prophetic attitude towards Politics

Please don’t judge Talmidaism by the Limitations of my Autism

Mistakes and Omissions in the Bible – How the Hebrew Bible evolved

The people’s king: God’s Covenant with David and his descendants (Covenant Series #7)

God’s calling to Godfearers and Converts: The Covenant on the Plains of Moab (Covenant Series #6)

Getting up close and personal with Yahveh: Torah & the Sinai Covenant (Covenant Series #5)

The Eternal Covenant of the Land: The Covenant with Abraham & the Patriarchs (Covenant Series #4)

The Noachic Covenant: The Righteous, non-Torah Yahwists among the Nations (Covenant Series #3)

The Careful Stewardship of the Earth: The Covenant with Adam (Covenant Series #2)

The Religion of Heaven, the natural religion of the Human heart, and the Universal Covenant (Covenant Series #1)

Talmidaism and the Importance of Mental Health

The Exodus for new Converts and Gentile Godfearers

How Talmidaism views the Death and Resurrection of Yeshua

Yeshua’s calling as a prophet, and its relevance today

How Yeshua wanted Honesty and Trustworthiness to be Hallmarks of his Followers

The Ethics of God’s Kingdom

The Kingdom of God demands change

Yahveh as our True King (or, Why Talmidaism is not messianic)

The difficulties of having faith as part of a small religious community (why you are not alone)

Talmidaism and Science

Prayers for Ukraine & for Peace

The non-Israelite beliefs that Modern Talmidaism has ditched

How do we find purpose and mission in life?

Was Paul of Tarsus an apostle, according to the Jewish definition? What is the difference between ‘Apostle’ and ‘Disciple’?

What is Prophecy for? How should Prophecy be used?

What is the Talmidi View of Faith and Trust in God?

Torah with Compassion & Mercy: Interpreting Torah through our knowledge of God’s Love

Why I do what I do: What Talmidaism means to me, and why it is important to me

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