The Babylonian Talmud, Book 6

Michael L. Rodkinson

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This is the sixth book of The Babylonian Talmud by Jewish scholar Michael L. Rodkinson. This ten-volume set was an attempt to translate the Talmud, the vast collection of Jewish laws and traditions. Rodkinsons' edition contains complete translations of the 'Festivals' and 'Jurisprudence' sections of the Talmud, comprising only about a third of the Talmud. This sixth book contains the conclusion of Baba Kama, the First Gate, and Baba Metzia, the Middle Gate. The second half of Baba Kama continues with cases involving stolen items. Baba Metzia continues with civil law, particularly cases involving damages: among the topics are found and loaned articles, real estate, loans, titles, what constitutes usury and fraud, and labor law. Many of the cases in Baba Metzia are extremely convoluted, more so than usual. There are also a few scattered legends about the life and death of the principal authors of the Talmud. It should be noted that Rodkinson has been criticized by traditionalist Jews who feel that translating the Talmud is not an acceptable practice.

№ 6 in the Babylonian Talmud series.

This book has 189,499 words, and 250 pages in the PDF version. This book is taken from a 1918 edition.

Production notes: This ebook of The Babylonian Talmud, Book 6 was published by Global Grey on the 21st April 2023. The artwork used for the cover is 'Sermon in an Israelite Oratory' by Édouard Moyse.

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