Babylonian Talmud

 

Contents of the
Soncino Babylonian Talmud

TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH
WITH NOTES, GLOSSARY
AND INDICES
UNDER THE EDITORSHIP OF

RABBI DR. I. EPSTEIN

B.A., Ph.D., D. Lit.

DR. J. H. HERTZ


INTRODUCTION BY

THE EDITOR



THE SONCINO PRESS
LONDON
These are the Sederim ("orders", or major divisions) and tractates (books) of the Babylonian Talmud, as translated and organized for publication by the Soncino Press in 1935 - 1948. The tractates available on the Come and Hear web page are provided with hot links.The English terms in italics are taken from the Introductions in the respective Soncino volumes. A summary of the contents of each Tractate is given in the Introduction to the Seder, and a detailed summary by chapter is given in the Introduction to the Tractate.
There are about 12,800 printed pages in the Soncino Talmud, not counting introductions, indexes, glossaries, etc. Of these, Come and Hear™ has put about 8050 pages on line, comprising about 1460 files — about 63% of the Soncino Talmud. However, this should in no way be considered a substitute for the printed edition, with the complete text, fully cross-referenced footnotes, a master index, an index for each tractate, scriptural index, rabbinical index, and so on. The sole purpose for the presentation of this text is to provide full context for the many things that are said and heard about the Talmud, and to invite further study.


SEDER ZERA‘IM (Seeds: 11 tractates)
Introduction to Seder Zera‘im — Rabbi Dr. I Epstein
Berakoth (Benedictions: 9 chapters, 64 folios, 405 pages)
Introduction to Berakoth — Maurice Simon
Pe‘ah (Corner: 8 chapters, 46 pages)
Demai (Doubtful: 7 chapters, 82 pages)
Kil‘ayim (Mixtures: 9 chapters, 68 pages)
Shebi‘ith (Seventh: 10 chapters, 52 pages)
Terumoth (Heave Offerings: 11 Chapters, 57 pages)
Ma‘aseroth (Tithes: 5 chapters, 29 pages)
Ma‘aser Sheni (Second Tithe: 5 chapters, 33 pages)
Hallah (Dough 4 chapters, 40 pages)
‘Orlah ('Uncircumcision', sc. of trees: 3 chapters, 29 pages)
Bikkurim (First Fruits: 4 chapters, 4 folios, 24 pages)
SEDER MO‘ED (Appointed Seasons: 12 tractates)
Foreword to Seder Mo‘ed — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz
Introduction to Seder Mo‘ed — Rabbi Dr. I Epstein
Shabbath (Sabbath: 24 chapters, 157 folios, 806 pages)
Introduction to Shabbath — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman
‘Erubin (Blendings: 9 chapters, 105 folios, 733 pages)
Pesahim (Paschal Lambs: 10 chapters, 121 folios, 623 pages)
Yoma (The Day: 8 chapters, 88 folios, 441 pages)
Sukkah (Booth: 5 chapters, 56 folios, 27 pages)
Bezah (Egg: 5 chapters, 40 folios, 203 pages)
Rosh Hashana (New Year: 4 chapters, 35 folios, 174 pages)
Ta‘anith (Fast: 4 chapters, 31 folios, 165 pages)
Shekalim (Shekels: 8 chapters, 36 pages)
Megillah (The Scroll: 4 chapters, 32 folios, 195 pages)
Mo‘ed Katan (Minor Feast: 3 chapters, 29 folios, 192 pages)
Hagigah (Festival-Offering: 3 chapters, 27 folios, 171 pages)
SEDER NASHIM (Women: 7 tractates)
Foreword to Seder Nashim — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz
Introduction to Seder Nashim — Rabbi Dr. I Epstein
Yebamoth (Sisters-in-law: 16 chapters, 122 folios, 871 pages)
Introduction to Yebamoth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Kethuboth (Marriage Settlements: 8 chapters, 112 folios, 728 pages)
Introduction to Kethuboth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Nedarim (Vows: 9 chapters, 91 folios, 283 pages)
Introduction to Nedarim — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman
Nazir (Nazirite: 9 chapters, 66 folios, 253 pages)
Introduction to Nazir — Rabbi B. D. Klein
Sotah (Suspected Adulteress: 9 chapters, 49 folios, 271 pages)
Introduction to Sotah — Rev. Dr. Abraham Cohen
Gittin (Bills of Divorcement: 9 chapters, 90 folios, 439 pages plus 5 pages of appendix)
Introduction to Gittin — Maurice Simon
Kiddushin (Consecrations: 4 chapters, 82 folios, 425 pages)
SEDER NEZIKIN (Damage: 10 tractates)
Foreword — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Dr. J. H. Hertz
Introduction to Seder Nezikin — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Baba Kamma (First gate: 10 chapters, 119 folios, 719 pages)
Introduction to Baba Kamma — Dr. E. W. Kirzner
Baba Mezi‘a (Middle gate: 10 chapters, 119 folios, 676 pages)
Introduction to Baba Mezi‘a — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman
See also: Introductory Essay: Social Legislation in the Talmud (1962) — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Baba Bathra (Last gate: 10 chapters, 176 folios, 780 pages)
Introductory to Baba Bathra — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki and Maurice Simon
Sanhedrin (Court of Justice: 11 chapters, 113 folios, 781 pages)
Introduction to Sanhedrin — Rabbi Dr. H. Freedman and Jacob Shachter
‘Abodah Zarah (Strange Worship: 5 chapters, 76 folios, 366 pages)
Introduction to Abodah Zarah — Rev. Dr. Abraham Cohen
Horayoth (Rulings: 3 chapters, 14 folios, 106 pages)
Introduction to Horayoth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Shebu‘oth (Oaths: 8 chapters, 49 folios, 309 pages)
Makkoth (Floggings: 3 chapters, 24 folios, 175 pages)
‘Eduyyoth (Testimonies: 8 chapters, 50 pages)
Aboth (Fathers: 6 chapters, 91 pages)
SEDER KODASHIM (Holy Things: 11 tractates)
Epilogue — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie
Introduction to Seder Kodashim — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Zebahim (Animal-offerings: 13 chapters, 120 folios, 596 pages)
Menahoth (Meal-offerings: 13 chapters, 110 folios, 682 pages)
Hullin (Non-holy: 11 chapters, 142 folios, 825 pages)
Bekoroth (Firstlings: 9 chapters, 61 folios, 418 pages)
‘Arakin (Estimations: 9 chapters, 34 folios, 204 pages)
Temurah (Substitution: 7 chapters, 34 folios, 253 pages)
Kerithoth (Excisions: 6 chapters, 28 folios, 220 pages)
Me‘ilah (Trespass: 6 chapters, 22 folios, 86 pages)
Tamid (The Continual [Offering]: 7 chapters, 33 folios, 38 pages)
Middoth (Dimensions: 5 chapters, 23 pages)
Kinnim ([Bird-]nests: 3 chapters, 24 pages)
SEDER TOHOROTH (Cleannesses: 12 tractates)
Introduction to Seder Tohoroth — Rabbi Dr. I. Epstein
Niddah (The Menstruant: 10 chapters, 73 folios, 509 pages)
Introduction to Niddah — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Kelim (Vessels: 30 chapters, 142 pages)
Oholoth (Tents: 18 chapters, 86 pages)
Nega‘im (Leprosy: 14 chapters, 70 pages)
Parah (Heifer: 12 chapters, 58 pages)
Tohoroth (Cleannesses: 10 chapters, 60 pages)
Introduction to Tohoroth — Rev. Dr. Israel W. Slotki
Mikwa'oth (Pools of Immersion: 10 chapters, 46 pages)
Makshirin (Predispositions 6 chapters, 36 pages)
Zabim (They That Suffer Flux: 5 chapters, 24 pages)
Tebul Yom (Immersed at Day Time: 6 chapters, 20 pages)
Yadayim (Hands: 4 chapters, 26 pages)
Ukzin (Stalks: 3 chapters, 20 pages)
INDEX
Foreword — The Very Rev. The Chief Rabbi Israel Brodie
Abbreviations
Glossary
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Biographical History of the Soncino Talmud
SEDER NEZIKIN
35 volume Edition — 8 volumes — First Edition 1935
Reprinted 1952 — Reprinted 1956
18 volume Edition — 4 volumes — First Edition 1961
SEDER NASHIM
35 volume Edition — 8 volumes — First Edition 1937
Reprinted 1956
18 volume Edition — 4 volumes — First Edition 1961
SEDER MO'ED
35 volume Edition — 8 volumes — First Edition 1938
Reprinted 1956
18 volume Edition — 4 volumes — First Edition 1961
SEDER TOHOROTH
35 volume Edition — 2 volumes — First Edition 1948
Reprinted 1960
18 volume Edition — 1 volume — First Edition 1961
SEDER ZERA'IM
35 volume Edition — 2 volumes — First Edition 1948
Reprinted 1959
18 volume Edition — 1 volume — First Edition 1961
SEDER KODASHIM
35 volume Edition — 6 volumes — First Edition 1948
Reprinted 1960
18 volume Edition — 3 volumes — First Edition 1961
INDEX VOLUME
35 volume Edition — 1 volume — First Edition 1952
18 volume Edition — 1 volume — First Edition 1961

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