In this volume, Jacob Neusner continues his breakdown of the Mishnaic law of damages. He provides a translation and explanation of the following Mishnah tractates: Baba Batra, Sanhedrin, and Makkot. Baba Batra deals with real estate transactions and legal documents, with special attention paid to wills and bonds of indebtedness. Sanhedrin pertains to the organization of the Israelite government and court-system and punishments administered to those convicted by the courts of having committed various crimes. Makkot contains similar themes to Sanhedrin, concerning Israelite government and the punishments they administer. Neusner examines these tractates chapter by chapter, comparing their themes with those found in other Mishnah tractates and other Scripture passages.