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1528 Venice BOMBERG TALMUD - Tractates Me'ilah, Kinnim, Middot, and Tamid
1529. RBR Babylonian Talmud, Tractates Me'ilah, Kinnim, Middot, and Tamid, Venice: Daniel Bomberg, 1528 This volume contains the final four tractates in the order Kodoshim: Me'ilah (ff. 2a-22a) and Tamid (ff. 25b-33b) with Talmudic commentary, Kinnim (ff. 22b-25a) and Middot (ff. [34a]-37b) without. Me'ilah (Trespass) deals, in six chapters, with the unlawful use and enjoyment of hekdesh (items, especially sacrifices, consecrated to the Temple). Kinnim (Nests) discusses, in three chapters, the consequences of confusing the ownership and/or sacrificial identity (burnt offering vs. sin offering) of pairs of birds meant to be offered in the Temple. Middot (Measures) gives, in five chapters, exact details and measurements of the Second Temple's component structures as renovated by Herod the Great (73-4 BCE), perhaps in order to serve as a blueprint for the future rebuilding of the Temple in the messianic era. Tamid, an abbreviated form of Olat ha-tamid (The Daily Burnt Offering), treats, in seven chapters, the daily ritual routine of the priests in the Temple, from the moment they began their service early in the morning with the removal of the Altar's ashes until after the morning's olat ha-tamid had been sacrificed. Appended to the end are three of the fourteen "minor," non-canonical tractates of the Talmud: Semahot (also known as Evel rabbati; ff. 38a-41a) on the laws of burial and mourning; Kallah (f. 41b) on the subjects of betrothal, marriage, chastity, and moral purity; and Soferim (ff. 43b-47a) on scribal practice when copying Torah scrolls, tefillin, and mezuzot, as we … [Click Below for Full Description]
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