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Lot #    26213
Auction End Date    3/23/2010 10:44:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
Title Information
Title (English)    Talmud Bavli, Tractate Hagigah & Sotah
Title (Hebrew)    תלמוד בבלי, מסכת חגיגה; סוטה
Author    [Pocket size edition]
City    Warsaw
Publication Date    1863
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
Description Information
   [63; 116] ff., 217:139 mm., light age staining. A very good copy bound in contemporary boards, rubbed and split.
   Pocket size edition of the tractate Hagigah, the last tractate – according to the customary arrangement – of the order Mo'ed in the Mishnah, Tosefta, and the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds. It is also called Reʾiyyah. The Mishnah contains three chapters. 1:1–2:4 deal with the laws of peace-offerings which were offered during the festivals (hence the name of the tractate) and with kindred subjects such as the duty of pilgrimage (re'iyyah, "appearance," hence the alternative name of the tractate), and the laws of sacrifices during the festival in general. From 2:5 until the end of the tractate it deals with the laws of ritual purity and impurity connected with sacred objects and the Temple. The mishnayot 1:8–2:1 are entirely different from the rest of the tractate and have a character of their own. Mishnah Ḥagigah preserves many traditions deriving from the Temple period and most of the scholars mentioned in it belong to that period.
   Not in CD-EPI
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Listing Classification
19th Century:    Checked
Russia-Poland:    Checked
Other:    Talmud
Language:    Hebrew
Manuscript Type
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