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Hebrew:   Pronunciation: lim-mood; Word origin: lamad: to learn, to teach, to be taught, trained, diligent, expert, exercised in;
Word: limoud  Definition:  taught, learned, discipled, instructed, accustomed to (something), experienced;

Yesha'yahu [Isaiah] 8:16  "Bind up the testimony, seal the Law [torah- revealed instruction] among My disciples."
Yesha'yahu [Isaiah] 8:20  "To the Law [torah] and to the testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because no light is in them."

Yesha'yahu [Isaiah] 50:2  "Adonai YHVH has given Me the tongue of the learned, to perceive to aid the weary with a word. He wakens morning by morning, He wakens the ear to hear as the learned."

Yesha'yahu [Isaiah] 53:13 "And all your sons shall be taught of YHVH; and great shall be the peace of your sons."

Yerame'yahu [Jeremiah] 2:23 "How can you say, I am not defiled; I have not gone after Baals? See your way in the valley; know what you have done! You are a swift camel criss-crossing her ways; 24  a wild ass accustomed to the wilderness. In the passion of her desire she snuffs up the wind in her time. Who can turn her away? All those who seek her will not tire themselves; in her month they will find her."

Yerame'yahu [Jeremiah] 13:23 "Can the Ethiopian change his skin or the leopard his spots? As easily would you be able to do good, accustomed to evil as you are."

[Related in meaning to the Greek words matheteuo and manthano.]

Hebrew:   Pronunciation: tal-meed; talmedym [plural] Word origin: lamad [already defined in previous]
Word: talmid  Definition:  pupil, student, a learner, scholar;

Divrei-haYamim Alef [1st Chronicles] 25:8  "And they cast lots, for duty, the small as well as the great, the teacher as the pupil."
Mattit'yahu [Matthew]: every time disciple appears in Greek as mathetes it is talmid in Hebrew/Aramaic text except in 28:9.  In 28:19 it is talmid in Hebrew/Aramaic text where it is matheteuo in Greek.
Mattit'yahu [Matthew] 10:24 "A disciple[talmid in Hebrew/Aramaic & mathetes in Greek] is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master."
[~I haven't counted how many times talmid appears in the Hebrew/Aramaic text of the other 'new testament' books.~]
[Related in meaning to the Greek word mathetes.]

Greek:   Pronunciation: math-ay-tes; Word origin:  manthano:  to hear, be informed, to learn by practice, of habit.

Word: mathetes  Definition:  student, pupil, a learner, scholar;

Almost every time the word disciple appears in the Greek versions of the  'new testament' it is mathetes.
[Related in meaning to the Hebrew word talmid.]

Greek:  Pronunciation: math-ayt-yoo-o; Word origin: mathetes  [see above]
Word: matheteuo Definition:  taught of precepts and teachings, one instructed, to teach, instruct;

Mattit'yahu [Matthew] 28:19 "'Go therefore and disciple[make taught ones: talmid in Hebrew/Aramaic-matheteu in Greek] all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen."

[Related in meaning to the Hebrew word limoud.]

Greek:   Pronunciation: man-than-o
Word: manthano Definition: educated, receive instruction, informed, to hear, to learn by practice, to be in the habit of, accustomed to;

Mattit'yahu [Matthew] 11:29 "Take My yoke upon yourselves, and learn from Me, because I am meek and humble in heart, and you shall find rest to your souls."
[Related in meaning to the Hebrew word limoud.]

[Talmid] Hebrew is read from right to left. - Below the word talmid is written backward to use with English.

Tau  Literally:
sign, cross 
Lamid  Literally:
Mem  Literally:
Yud  Literally:
closed-clasped hand 
Dalet  Literally:
Covenant, agreement, a seal, symbol, representation, example
Shepherd, leader, lead, guide, go toward, prod Spirit, massive, overpower, chaos
Deed, work, to make, to secure
Path-way, entrance, entry, to enter

Romans 4:11; 1 Corinthians 9:2; 11:1; Philippians 3:17; James 5:10; 1 Peter 2:21

Toward [leading to]

Matthew 28:29; John 17:20; Acts 8:26-40

Water [Spirit]


Securing -
[which makes secure]




Sealed by


Water [Spirit]
Securing- [which makes secure]


A disciple [talmid] is a sign/example pointing toward water of lifewhich does the work of securing entrance into the kingdom of heaven.
A disciple [talmid] is sealed by the Shepherd’s Spirit which secures entrance into the kingdom of heaven.