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The Babylonian Talmud: Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English (19 vols.)

by Rodkinson, Michael L.

The Talmud Society 1918

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The Babylonian Talmud: Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English (19 vols.)
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Overview

One of the earliest English translations of the Babylonian Talmud, the first volumes of Michael L. Rodkinson's New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud began appearing in 1896. And in 1918, after many revisions and editing, The Talmud Society published the second editions of Rodkinson's monumental work in one complete collection. The Babylonian Talmud: Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English contains all nineteen volumes that Rodkinson completed—almost the entire Babylonian Talmud (contains all of the tractates in the Order Mo'ed (Festivals) and Nezikin (Damages), plus some additional material related to these Orders).

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New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 1: Tract Sabbath

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 182

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Transfer on Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning the Sabbath and 'Hanukah Light
    • Regulations Concerning Stoves, Hearths, and Ovens
    • Regulations Concerning the Depositing of Victuals on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Gear Which May or May Not Be Worn by Animals on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning What Garments (Serving Ornaments) Women May Go Out with on the Sabbath
    • The General Rule Concerning the Principle Acts of Labor on Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning the Prescribed Quantity of Victuals and Beverages Which Must Not Be Carried About on the Sabbath
    • Rabbi Aqiba's Regulations on different Subjects
    • Further Regulations Concerning the Prescribed Quantity of Things to Be Stored

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 2: Section Moed (Festivals), Tract Sabbath

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 390

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Throwing from One Ground into Another
    • Regulations Concerning Building, Plowing, Etc., on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Weaving, Tearing, Hunting, Etc., on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning the Catching of Reptiles, Animals and Birds
    • Regulations Concerning the Tying and Untying of Knots on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Articles Which May Be Saved from a Conflagration on Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning the Handling of Utensils and Furniture on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Regarding the Clearing Off of Required Space, the Assistance to Be Given Cattle When Giving Birth to Their Young and to Women About to Be Confined
    • Regulations Ordained by R. Eliezer Concerning Circumcision on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Certain Acts of Labor Which Must Be Performed Differently on a Sabbath and on a Festival
    • Regulations Concerning the Pouring Out of Wine from Vessels Covered with a Stone (Which Must Not Be Lifted), and the Clearing Off of Crumbs, Etc., from the Table
    • Regulations Concerning Preparation of Food and Beverages
    • Regulations Concerning Borrowing, Casting Lots, Waiting for the Close of the Sabbath, and Attending to a Corpse
    • Regulations Concerning a Man Who is Overtaken by Dusk on the Eve of Sabbath While Travelling, and Concerning Feeding of Cattle
    • The Prayer at the Conclusion of a Tract
    • Appendix

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 3: Section Moed (Festivals), Tract Erubin

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 251

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Erubin
    • Regulations Concerning the Width and Height of an Erub Constructed in Streets Inhabited Solely by Israelites, and Regulations Concerning the Construction of an Erub by a Caravan
    • Regulations Concerning the Use of a Well and a Garden on the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Wherewith and Where an Erub May Be Made. Whereby an Erub Becomes Invalid. The Erub of Limits, with Its Conditions. When a Festival or New-Year Precedes the Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning the Overstepping of the Legal Limits on the Sabbath, and Measurments of the Sabbath-Distance
    • Regulations Concerning the Boundaries of a Town and the Measurements of the Legal Limits
    • Regulations Concerning the Erubin of Courts and Partnerships
    • Regulations Concerning the Preparation of Erubin for Courts Separated by Apertures, Walls, Ditches, and Straw-Ricks. Combination of Erubin in Alleys
    • Regulations Concerning the Erubin of Limits. The Quantitu of Food Required for such Erubin, and Further Regulations Concerning Erubin of Courts
    • Regulations Concerning the Combining of Roofs on Sabbath
    • Sundry Regulations Concerning the Sabbath

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 4: Section Moed (Festivals), Tracts Shekalim and Rosh Hashana

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 162

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Track Shekalim
    • Of the Duties of Court in the Month of Adar—Payment of Poll Duties in the Whole Region of Israel
    • The Exchange of Coins for Shekalim—The Provisions for the Saving of Money for Different Offerings and the Use of the Remainders
    • Periods at which Moneys were Drawn, from the Treasury, and the Ceremonies Thereat
    • Purposes for which Moneys were Drawn, and What Was Done with Their Remainders and That of Other Offerings
    • The Main Offices, Their Officers, Their Duties, Seals, and Chambers
    • The Thirteen Covered Chests and Other Paraphernalia, and Religious Ceremonies Adopted with the Number Thirteen
    • Moneys Found Between the Chests, and Cattle for Offerings Found in the Vicinity of the City of Jerusalem
    • Spittle, Utensils, and Submerging of the Defiled Sacrifices
  • Track Rosh Hashana
    • Of the Four New Year's Days as Kept During the Period of the Second Temple
    • The Observers of the New Moon Before the High Court in the City of Jerusalem
    • Observing the Moon by the High Court Itself—The Blowing of the Cornet on the New Year's and Jubilee Days
    • When New Year's Day Fell on Sabbath—The Order of Benediction and Prayers on the Same
  • The Hebrew Part

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud. vol. 5: Section Moed (Festivals), Tract Pesachim (Passover)

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 264

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Track Rosh Pesachim
    • Regulations Concerning the Removal of Leaven from the House on the Eve of Passover and the Exact Time When This Must Be Accomplished
    • Regulations Concerning the Time for Eating Leavened Bread on the Eve of Passover. Material Used for Making Unleavened Bread and Bitter Herbs
    • Regulations Concerning Articles Which Cause Transgression of the Law Prohibiting Leaven to Be Seen or Found in the House of an Israelite
    • Regulations Concerning Work Which May and Such as Must Not Be Performed on the Day Preceding the Festival of Passover
    • Regulations Concerning the Sacrifice of the Paschal Lamb
    • Regulations Concerning Acts Which Supersede the Due Observance of the Sabbath. The Sacrifice of the Paschal Offering. What is to Be Done if One Sacrifice is Confounded with Another?
    • Regulations Concerning Regulations Concerning the Roasting of the Paschal Lamb. The Manner of Procedure if the Paschal Lamb Becomes Defiled. Which Parts of the Lamb Are Eaten
    • Regulations Concerning Those Obligated to Eat the Paschal Sacrifice. Where It May Be Eaten. Companies Appointed to Eat It, and the Difference between the First and Second Passover
    • Regulations Concerning the Second Passover. The Passover at the Exodus from Egypt. Concerning Cases Where the Paschal Sacrifice Had Become Mixed
    • Regulations Concerning the Meal on the Eve of Passover and the Four Cups of Wine to Be drunk with the Meal
    • Appendix

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 6: Section Moed (Festivals), Tracts Yomah and Hagiga

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 201

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Contents include:

  • Tract Yomah
    • Concerning the High-Priest's Preparations for the Service of the Day of Atonement (When the Temple Was in Existence)
    • Concerning the Lots the Priests Drew, What Priests Should Go to the Alter, and How Many Priests Were Needed For Each Sacrifice
    • Regulations Concerning the Time of Slaughtering the Daily Offering, the Entering of a Layman into the Court of the Temple, and the Order of the High-Priest's Service on the Day of Atonement
    • Regulations Concerning the Two Goats of the Day of Atonement: How They Were Slaughtered, Sent Away, Etc.
    • Regulations Concerning the Remaining Services of the High-Priest on This Day in the Times of the First and Second Temples
    • Regulations Concerning the He-Goats of the Day of Atonement and the Sending to the desert, and the Confession Thereat
    • Regulations Concerning the Passages Read by the High-Priest, and What Garments He Ministered in After, and What Garments Other Priests Wore
    • Regulations Concerning the Fasting on the Day of Atonement, What May Be Done Thereon, and What May Not Be Done
    • Appendix
  • Tract Hagiga
    • Regulations Concerning the Holocaust, and the Appointed Time for the Peace-Offering
    • Regulations Concerning Public Lectures Which Are and Which Are Not Allowed
    • Regulations Regarding in What Cases Sacred Things Are More Rigorous Than Heave-Offerings, and Vice Versa

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 7: Section Moed (Festivals), Tracts Betzah, Succah, and Moed Katan

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 230

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Betzah
    • Regulations Concerning Eatables and Beverages: Preparations from the First Day of Festivals to the Second, from the Festivals to the Sabbath, and Vice Versa
    • Regulations Concerning the Combining of Cookery on a Festival Preceding a Sabbath
    • Regulations Concerning Fishing and Hunting on Festivals
    • Regulations Concerning the Carrying and Handling of Things on the Festival
    • Regulations Concerning Labors Permitted and Not Permitted on Biblical Festivals
  • Tract Succah
    • Regulations Concerning the Building of a Legal Booth for the Feast of Tabernacles, Its Walls, and Roofing
    • Regulations Concerning the Situations in Which a Booth May Be Placed, What Must Be Done in It, Etc.
    • Regulations Concerning Palm Branches, Myrtles, Willows, and Citrons Used on the First Day of the Feast of Tabernacles
    • Regulations Concerning the Four Kinds Tied with the Lulab, Concerning Hallel, Pouring the Water on the Alter
    • Regulations Concerning the Enjoyments and the Songs in the Temple During the Time of the Sacrifices, and Their Order
  • Tract Moed Katan
    • Regulations Concerning Labor and Marriage in the Intermediate Days
    • Regulations Concerning Labor. Mourning and Buying and Doing Business in That Time, and Also in the Intermediate Days
    • Regulations Concerning Mourning on Festivals, Regarding Those Who Are Under the Ban, and Washing

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 8: Tracts Taanith, Megilla, and Ebel Rabbathi or Semáhoth

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 248

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Taanith
    • Regulations Concerning the Time When Mention is Made of Rain in the Daily Prayer, When Rain is to Be Prayed For, When Fast-Days Are Ordered on Which to Pray Especially For Rain, and the Character of Such Days of Mourning
    • Regulations Concerning the Order of Procedure on the Last Seven Fast-Days, and the Prayers to Be Recited on Those Days
    • Regulations Concerning Occurrences on Account of Which Fast-Days Are Ordered, or Alarms Are Sounded. When Fasting on Account of Rain is Stopped
    • Regulations Concerning the Priests' Blessing of the People, the Institution of the Standing Men—Their Fasts and Prayers. The Fast of the Seventeenth Day of Tamuz and the Ninth Day of Abh, and the Celebration of the Fifteenth Day of Abh
  • Tract Megilla
    • Regulations Concerning the Time When the Book of Esther Must Be Read on the Rabbinical Feast of Purim in Open Towns and Walled Cities, Etc.
    • Concerning the Reading of the Megilla—By Whom, Where, and in What Languages?
    • Regulations Concerning the Posture of the Reader of the Megilla, and His Clothes, Before Prayer
    • Regulations Concerning Selling of Sacred Property and About the Reading of the Holy Scrolls on Sabbath and Holidays
  • Tract Ebel Rabbathi or Semáhoth
    • Ordinances Regarding One in the Struggle of Death, and When Death Occurs in a Village
    • What is Considered Suicide
    • Ordinances Concerning the Burial of Infants and Minors Up to the Age of Seven Years
    • Mourning Over Relatives of the First and Second Degrees
    • Regulation Regarding Labor During Mourning
    • What a Mourner May and May Not Read
    • The Thirty Days' Period of Mourning
    • The Examination of the Corpse, the Burial of a Bridal Couple, the Sages That Were Executed by the Government
    • The Rending of Garments over Relatives, Parents, and Scholars
    • What an Onen May or May Not Read
    • What Several Deaths Occur in a Town at the Same Time Who Must Be Buried First
    • From What Day the Seven, Thirty Day's Mourning, Etc., Begin to Count
    • The Removal From One Grave to Another
    • What May and What May Not Be Done in a Cemetery and About the Graves of Families

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 9: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tracts Aboth (Fathers of the Synagogue), with Aboth of R. Nathan, Derech Eretz-Rabba, and Zuta

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 179

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Aboth
  • Tract Derech Eretz-Rabba and Zuta

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 10: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Kama (First Gate)

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 210

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Baba Kama (First Gate)
    • The Four Principal Tort-feasors, the Different Modes of Restitution, the Vicious and Non-vicious Animals, the Appraisement Before the Court
    • Rules Regulating the Principle of Viciousness and Non-viciousness in the Four Principal Tort-feasors Enumerated in the First Mishna
    • Rules Concerning Placing Vessels on Public Ground. Injuries Caused by Pedestrians to Each Other with Their Loads. The Vicious and Non-vicious Oxen—if They Have Done Injury to Each Other or to Huma Beings, Etc.
    • Rules in Regard to Oxen Repeatedly Goring Other Oxen and Human Beings. Oxen of Orphans and Guardians and What is Considered "Guarded"
    • Rules Concerning a Goring Ox, Excavations on Public and Private Premises, Excavations Made By Partners, Etc.
    • Regulations Concerning the Guarding of Animals Against Doing Damage. Concerning the Starting of Fire, if It Passes Over a Wall. For What Distances Passed by a Fire is the One Who Started It Liable?
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Payment of Double, and Four and Five, and Collusive Witnesses, the Raising Young Cattle in Palestine, Etc.
    • The Five Items of Payment in Case of Injury to a Human Being, Independently of the Criminal Liability. The Liability for Assault When No Injury is Sustained

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 11: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Metzia (Middle Gate, Part 1)

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 214

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Baba Kama (First Gate)
    • The Laws Relating to the Change of the Name and Nature of Stolen Articles, and When an Article Becomes Useless. About Skillful Mechanics Who Spoil Work Entrusted to Them, and as to the Place to Which a Stolen Article Must Be Returned
    • Regulations Regarding Robbed Articles Which Remain After the Death of the Robber—If One Recognizes His Stolen Articles at the Premises of Some One. Regarding Robbed Estates, Afterwards the Government Took It Away, Etc.
  • Tract Baba Metzia (Middle Gate, Part 1)
    • Rules and Regulations Regarding Found Articles, Documents, Animals, and If One Appoints a Messenger to Pick Up a Found Article
    • Laws Relating to Found Articles, Which May or May Not Be Kept Without Proclamation, and How Found Articles Shall Be Cared For, Etc.
    • Laws Relating to Bailments, Hirers, Losses on Deposited article as to Their Quantity and Their Quality, as to the Care to Be Bestowed on Deposited Articles by the Depository, and of Money Whether It May Be Used
    • Laws Relating to Title, Real and Personal, Fraud, What Constitutes Fraud and the Circumstances Surrounding Fraudulent Transactions, Etc.

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 12: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Metzia (Middle Gate, Part 2)

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 179

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Baba Metzia (Middle Gate, Part 2)
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Usury, Imprisonment, Renting Houses, Installments, Loans for Half Profit, Appraising, Etc.
    • Rules Concerning Hiring Laborers, Cattle, or Transferring Goods, the Responsibilities of the Drivers, Etc.
    • Rules Concerning the Time a Laborer Has to Work, What He May or May Not Consume of the Article He is Working, and About Muzzling an Ox While Laboring
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Sale and Hiring of Animals, the Exchange of Them, the Sale and Leasing of Real Estate
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Hiring of Fields, Payment Out of Their Products or in Money, the Neglect of the Hirer. What He May or May Not Sow in Them
    • Rules Concerning Houses, Gardens, and Other Real Estate Owned in Partnership, and What May or May Not Be Done in Public Thoroughfares

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 13: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate, Part 1)

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 214

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate, Part 1)
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Houses, Yards, and Fields
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Space to Be Left between One's Property and Another's, Be It of One or Two Kinds.
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Occupancy (Hazakah)—at What Tume and in What Respect it Gives Title.
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Unconditional and Conditional Sales or Gifts
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Sales of Ships, Boats, Animals, and teams, Concerning Broods of Pigeons and Beasts, Trees, with the Ground and Without.

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 14: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate, Part 2)

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 395

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Baba Bathra (Last Gate, Part 2)
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Sale of Seeds Which Become Spoiled, and the Quantity of Dust Which May or May Not Be Accepted in the Measures of Grain and Fruit, and Wine Which Becomes Sour After Sale Before Delivery
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Rocks and Pits in Ground Sold, the Quantities of Greater or Less Measure Which May or May Not Void a Sale of Fields, Villages, Etc.
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Bequests to and Inheritance by Near and Distant Relatives, Male and Female Slaves and Their Descendants, First Born and Husbands.
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Support of Unmarried Daughters After the Death of Their Father, if Among the Children Were an Hermaphrodite or an Androgyn. May or May Not One Bequeath His Estate to Strangers if He Has Children?
    • How Deeds Should Be Written and Where the Witnesses Should Sign. Concerning Erasures of Some Words in Deeds.

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vols. 15 and 16: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tract Sanhedrin

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 261

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Sanhedrin
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Appointment of Judges in Civil and Criminal Cases. Which Are Considered Civil and Which Criminal
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the High-Priest: If He May Judge and Be Judged, Be a Witness and Be Witnessed Against, the Laws Regarding a death Occurring in His Family and the Custom of Condolence
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Qualification or Disqualification of Judges and Witnesses Who May Decide upon Strict Law and Who in Arbitration
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Examinations and Cross-Examinations of Witnesses in Civil and Criminal Cases
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Preliminary Queries, Examination, and cross-Examination in Criminal Cases
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Execution by Stoning and the Manner of Heralding. How the Criminal Was Urged to Confess Before Death. The Stripping Off Before Death of the dress of a Male and of a Female. The Hanging After Stoning, and How It Was Performed
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Four Kinds of Death Prescribed in the Scripture, and How They Ought to Be Executed
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning A Stubborn and Rebellious Son. At What Age and What Has He to Do to Be Charged as Such?
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Those to Whom Burning and Those to Whom Slaying Applies. Who is Considered a Murderer Deserving Capital Punishment and Who is to Be Exiled?
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Those to Whom Choking Applies. Concerning a Rebelling Judge, What Shall Be His Crime for Which He is to Be executed, at Which Place and With Which Kind of Death
    • The Haggadic Part About Resurrection, Shares in the World to Come, and About the Messiah, Etc.

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 17: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tracts Maccoth, Shebuoth and Eduyoth

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 165

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Contents include:

  • Tract Maccoth
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Collusive Witnesses in Both Criminal and Civil Cases, and the Application Thereto of Corporeal and Other Punishments
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Unintentional Murder and Exile. Which is the Punishment Therefor—Who is and Who is Not Subject to Exile. The Cities of Exile and Their Preparations, the Redeeming of the Exiled by the Death of the High-Priest
    • Who is Subject to the Punishment by Stripes, the Details of the Procedure Regarding the Execution Thereof. What Circumstances Free the Culprit Therefrom, the Respective Duties of the Three Judges Who Must Witness the Execution
  • Tract Shebuoth
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Oaths to Which is Attached the Liability of a Sin-Offering or Stripes
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Cognition of Defilement, Its Two Kinds, Subdivided into Four, and Their Illustrations
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Oath-Transgression Considered as Referring to Both Past and Future
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Witness-Oath: Who is or is Not Responsible Therefore
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Depository-Oath: Who is or is Not Fit to Take It
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Circumstances under Which the Court Gives an Oath to One of the Contestants
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Conditions under Which the Oath is Given to the Plaintiff or to the Defendant
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Four Kinds of Bailes: the Conditions under Which They Are to Pay or to Take an Oath

New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud, vol. 18: Section Jurisprudence (Damages), Tracts Abuda Zara and Horioth

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 200

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Contents include:

  • Tract Abuda Zara
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Transactions of Business with Heathens on Their Festival Days
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Placing of Cattle with Heathens, Accepting Cure from Them, and Concerning Things Which May and May Not Be Bought from Them
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning the Deriving of Benefit from Profaned Idols and Images of heathens and Israelites—Concerning Utensils on Which Are Engraved the Sun, the Moon, and Other Planets
    • Concerning Objects Used for Idols—the Manner in Which an Idol is Profaned so as to Be Allowed for Use. The Discussions between the Elders of Rome on the One Hand and R. Lamaliel, the Prince, on the Other
    • Rules and Regulations Concerning Wages and Libation Wine. Effects of Such Wine When Falling on Fruit or Mixing with Other Wine. Conditions under Which Jewish Wine is Sold to Heathens
  • Tract Horioth
    • If, After a the Court Had decreed the Transgression of One of All the Commandments Prescribed By the Torah, an Individual Guided by This Decree Acted Erroneously, Etc.
    • If an Anointed Priest Has Erroneously Rendered an Unlawful Decision Against Himself and Acted Accordingly By Mistake, Etc.
    • An Anointed Priest Who Has Sinned and Was Removed from His Office, Etc.

The History of the Talmud, vol. 1

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 160

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Contents include:

  • The Origin of the Name "Talmud." The Samaritans. Antiochus Epiphanes. The Sadducees.
  • The development of the Talmud During the Last Century of the Second Temple's Existence. Shemaia. Abtalian. Hillel. Shammai. The Princes (Nasis) of Israel. R. Johan B. Zakkai. Sanhedrin of Jamnia. The Jewish Christians
  • The Destruction of the Temple. The Fall of Bethell. The Massacre of the Sages of the Talmud, Till the Writing of the Mishna in the Beginning of the Third Century
  • The Third Century. The Arrangement of the Mishnas. The Talmudic Colleges of Palestine and Babylonia.
  • The Talmud of Jerusalem, the Talmud of Babylonia, the Character of Their Halakha and Hagada, the Dates of Their Completion and Their Systematization
  • Persecutions of the Talmud in the Persian and Byzantine Empires in the Sixth Century After the Close of the Talmud
  • The Eighth Century. The Dominion of the Gaonim. The Opposition of the Karaites. The Establishment of a Sect of That Name
  • Islam and ITs Influence on the Talmud
  • The Victory of Karaism over the Spiritual Dominion of the Talmud and the Mind of the Jewish Nation. The Last Gaonim at Sura and Pumbeditha. The Center of Talmudic Study Transferred from Mesopotamia to Spain. The Scholars of Kairuban. The Period of the Greatest Diffusion of Talmudic Study
  • The Spanish Writers. A Brief Survey of Their Writings Relating to the Talmud
  • The Scholars of Germany and of Northern France, and What They Contributed to the Studies of the Talmud
  • The Doctors of France. Authors of the Tosphoth
  • Religious Disputes of All Periods
  • Reuchlin, Pfefferkorn, and the Talmud in the Sixteenth and seventeenth Centuries
  • Polemics with Mussulmans and the Disputes with the Frankists
  • The Persecutions of the seventeenth Century, the Head of Whom was Johann Andreas Eisenmenger
  • The Polemics and the Attacks upon the Talmud in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Affair of Rholing-Block
  • Exilarchs, the Talmud at the Stake and Its Development at the Present Time
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B

The History of the Talmud, vol. 2

  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 253

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Contents include:

  • Part I
    • The Combination of the Gemara, the Sophrim, and the Eshcalath, Also Briefly Noticed About Mishna, Tosephta, Mechilta, Siphra, and Siphre
    • The Five Generations of the Tanim, with Their Characteristics and Biographical Sketches
    • The Amoraim or Expounders of the Mishna. The Six Generations of the Amoraim, the Palestinian as Well as the Babylonian, and also That of Sura, Pumbaditha and Nahardea, with Their Characteristics and Biographical Sketches
    • The Classification of Halakha and Hagada in the Contents of the Gemara. Compilation of the Palestinian Talmud and That of the Babylonian and the Two Gemaras Compared with Each Other
    • Apocryphal Appendices to the Talmud and Commentaries. The Necessity for Commentaries Exclusively on the Mishna
    • Epitomes, Codifications, Manuscripts, and Printed Editions of the Talmud. Introductory. Epitomes, Codes, Collections of the Hagadic Portions of the Talmud, Manuscripts, and Both the Talmuds in Print
    • Translations of the Talmud, the Mishnayoth in Many Modern Languages, the Gemara in English, and also the Translation of the Palestinian Talmud
    • Bibliography of Modern Works and Monographs on Talmudic Studies.
    • Why Should Christians Feel Interested in the Talmud? Reasons Why the Talmud Should Be Studied
    • Opinions on the Value of the Talmud by Gentiles and Modern Jewish Scholars
  • Part II
    • Ethics. Introduction. The Parallels between the Talmud and the Evangelum Regarding Human Love
    • Man as Moral Being, Free Will, God's Will, the Accountable to God, Etc.
  • Part III
    • Our Method of the Translation of the New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud
  • Part IV
    • Criticism. Some remarks About Circumcision in General and to Our New Edition Especially
  • Part V
    • The Arrangements and the Names of the Tracts of the Sections of Both Talmuds, with the Synopsis of the Two Sections, Moed and Nezikin

Product Details

  • Title: The Babylonian Talmud: Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English
  • Translator: Michael L. Rodkinson
  • Publisher: The Talmud Society, 1918
  • Volumes: 19
  • Pages: 4,105

About Michael L. Rodkinson

Michael Levi Rodkinson (1845–1904) was the first scholar to translate major portions of the Babylonian Talmud into English. Born in Israel, Rodkinson lived in Germany for a short period before moving permanently to New York City, where he worked as a publisher. His other works include The Pentateuch: Its Languages and Its Characters and The History of Amulets, Charms, and Talismans.