Ancient Texts

Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Rules and regulations concerning the support of unmarried daughters after the death of their father…

p. 312 CHAPTER IX. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE SUPPORT OF UNMARRIED DAUGHTERS AFTER THE DEATH OF THEIR FATHER, IF AMONG THE CHILDREN WERE AN HERMAPHRODITE OR AN ANDROGYN. MAY OR MAY NOT ONE BEQUEATH HIS ESTATE TO STRANGERS IF HE HAS CHILDREN? DOES THE SECOND WILL ABOLISH THE FIRST?…
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Ancient Texts

Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Rules and regulations concerning bequests to and inheritance by near and distant relatives…

p. 241 CHAPTER VIII. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING BEQUESTS TO AND INHERITANCE BY NEAR AND DISTANT RELATIVES, MALE AND FEMALE SLAVES AND THEIR DESCENDANTS, FIRST-BORN AND HUSBANDS. ONE MAY OR MAY NOT WISH TO BEQUEATH HIS ESTATE TO STRANGERS WHEN HE HAS CHILDREN. WHICH WILLS MUST BE CONSIDERED AND WHICH…
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Modern Day Lessons

Were the ten biblical plagues natural events? Would it matter if they were?

One of the most debated stories in the Bible is the Exodus story of Moses and the ten plagues bestowed upon Egypt for their refusal to release the Israelites from slavery. It has been proposed that the ten plagues were nothing more than natural phenomena. It would certainly be within…
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Exodus

God strikes down all the firstborn in Egypt triggering the beginning of the Israelite’s’ exodus (Exodus 12:29 – 12:39).

As he had warned he would do, at midnight, God struck down all the firstborn in Egypt, including Pharaoh’s firstborn son and the firstborn of all livestock as well. Pharaoh and his officials rose in the middle of the night to hear great wailing throughout Egypt for there was not…
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Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Rules and regulations concerning rocks and pits in ground solid…

p. 231 CHAPTER VII. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING ROCKS AND PITS IN GROUND SOLD; THE QUANTITIES OF GREATER OR LESS MEASURE WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT VOID A SALE OF FIELDS, VILLAGES, ETC. MISHNA I.: If one says: "I sell you earth the size where one kur can be sown,…
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Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Rules and regulations concerning the sale of seeds which become spoiled, the quantity of dust which may or may not be accepted in measures of grain…

p. 215 TRACT BABA BATHRA (LAST GATE). (PART II.) CHAPTER VI. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING THE SALE OF SEEDS WHICH BECOME SPOILED, THE QUANTITY OF DUST WHICH MAY OR MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED IN THE MEASURES OF GRAIN AND FRUIT, AND WINE WHICH BECOMES SOUR AFTER SALE BEFORE CONTRACTORS FOR…
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Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Part II synopsis.

p. i NEW EDITION OF THE BABYLONIAN TALMUD Original Text, Edited, Corrected, Formulated and Translated into English BY MICHAEL L. RODKINSON SECTION JURISPRUDENCE (DAMAGES) TRACT BABA BATHRA (LAST GATE, PART I.) Volume VI. (XIV.) BOSTON THE TALMUD SOCIETY 1918 Next: Explanatory Remarks p. ii EXPLANATORY REMARKS. In our translation we…
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Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Rules and regulations concerning sales of ships, boats, animals, and teams…

p. 167 CHAPTER V. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING SALES OF SHIPS, BOATS, ANIMALS, AND TEAMS; CONCERNING BROODS OF PIGEONS AND BEASTS; TREES, WITH THE GROUND AND WITHOUT. HOW TO ACQUIRE TITLE TO FRUIT AND FLAX. OF ARTICLES WHICH BECAME DEARER OR CHEAPER BETWEEN THE TIME OF SALE AND DELIVERY. AT…
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Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Rules and regulations concerning unconditional and conditional sales or gifts of buildings, houses, and palaces…

p. 147 CHAPTER IV. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING UNCONDITIONAL AND CONDITIONAL SALES OR GIFTS OF BUILDINGS, HOUSES, AND PALACES: WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED; AND ALSO CONCERNING YARDS, BATH-HOUSES, AND PRESS-HOUSES FOR OIL AND WINE. SALES OF WHOLE CITIES, VALLEYS, FIELDS, WELLS, ETC. MISHNA I.: If one sells…
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Jewish Babylonian Talmud – Tracts Baba Bathra – Rules and regulations concerning occupancy, at what time and in what respect it gives title…

p. 83 CHAPTER III. RULES AND REGULATIONS CONCERNING OCCUPANCY (HAZAKAH)--AT WHAT TIME AND IN WHAT RESPECT IT GIVES TITLE. REPLEVINS BY COURT. PROPERTIES OCCUPIED BY A DEFENDANT WHO IS MIGHTIER THAN THE PLAINTIFF BUT EQUAL IN EVIDENCE. A PROTEST AGAINST OCCUPANCY IN ONE'S PRESENCE: OR ABSENCE BY ONE'S OPPONENT. THE…
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