translated by MICHAEL L. RODKINSON
Book 9 (Vols. XVII. and XVIII.)
Tracts Maccoth, Shebuoth, Eduyoth, Abuda Zara, and Horioth
Volume IX. (XVII.)
OUTLINE: This is the final book of the Rodkinson translation of the Talmud; it contains the remaining portions of the Jurisprudence section.Tract Maccoth deals with corporal punishment. Tract Shebuoth discusses oaths: what constitutes an oath, false oaths, and so on. Tract Eduyoth is a grab-bag of Mishna without commentary which give various cases related to other Talmud tracts. Tract Abuda Zara elaborates the Biblical commandment not to worship idols; it is of historical interest because of the tangential information about what the idolators (i.e. ancient Pagans) did or did not do. Tract Horioth is another short tract which discusses a number of very technical issues, including the hierarchy of dogs, cats and mice.
Concluding Words To The Completion Of Sections Festival And Jurisprudence
Synopsis of Subjects of Tract Maccoth (Stripes)