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A summary listing of the 63 tractates (Masekhet) of the Jewish Talmud, and the 6 Orders (Sedarim).

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Oral Torah - Mishnah

Codification of the Halachah
(walking)

 

Hebrew - 200 CE - Tannaim

 

 

Talmud- Palistinian

Talmud Yarushahni,
less well regarded

(Y)

Hebrew - 425 CE - Amoraim

Y

 

Talmud- Babylonian

Talmud Bavli,
more highly regarded

(B)

Aramaic - 500 CE

 

B

Mishnah -

Body of oral law

The Teachers

Gemara -

Commentary on the law

The Interpreters

 Talmud - List of Tractates

Sedarim
(6 Orders)

Masekhet
(63 tractates)

Tractate
Count
# of
Chap.
# of
Pages

Periqim - Mishnayot
(chapters) - (teachings)

 Found
Where ?

1

 Zera'im (seeds)

1

Berakhot

1
9
405

Laws of prayers and blessings

Y

B

 

 

2

Peah

2
8
46

Gleanings left for the poor

Y

B

3

Demai

3
7
82

Produce bought from suspicious person

Y

B

 

 

4

Kilayim

4
9
68

Forbidden mixtures of plants, animals

Y

B

 

5

Shevi'it

5
10
52

Sabbatical year

Y

B

 

 

6

Terumot

6
11
57

Heave offerings

Y

B

 

 

7

Ma'asrot

7
5
29

Tithes

Y

B

 

 

8

Ma'aser Sheni

8
5
33

Tithes eaten in Jerusalem

Y

B

 

 

9

Hallah

9
4
40

Bread dough

Y

B

 

 

10

Orlah

10
3
29

No fruit first 3 years

Y

B

 

 

11

Bikkurim

11
4
24

Offering of first fruits

Y

B

2

 Moed (holidays)

1

Shabbat

12
24
806

39 forbidden Sabbath labors

Y

B

 

 

2

Eruvin

13
10
733

Rabbinical decrees

Y

B

3

Pesahim

14
10
623

Passover

Y

B

 

 

4

Skekalim

15
8
36

Annual head tax

Y

B

 

5

Yoma

16
8
441

Yom Kippur - fast and repentance

Y

B

 

 

6

Sukkah

17
5
27

Sukkat festival laws

Y

B

 

 

7

Betzah

18
5
203

Festival laws

Y

B

 

 

8

Rosh Hashanah

19
4
174

Holiday laws

Y

B

 

 

9

Ta'anit

20
4
165

Fast days during drought

Y

B

 

 

10

Megillah

21
4
195

Fast days

Y

B

 

 

11

Moed Kattan

22
3
192

Work permitted during Pesach & Sukkot

Y

B

 

 

12

(C)Hagigah

23
3
171

Discussing nakedness

Y

B

3

 Nashim (women)

1

Yevamot

24
16
871

Childless widows, incestuous unions

Y

B

 

 

2

Ketubot

25
13
728

Marriage contracts, financial obligations

Y

B

3

Nedarim

26
11
283

Vows and oaths

Y

B

 

 

4

Nazir

27
9
253

Nazirite vows

Y

B

 

5

Sotah

28
9
271

Woman suspected of adultery

Y

B

 

 

6

Gittin

29
9
439

Divorce

Y

B

 

 

7

Kiddushin

30
4
425

Marriage

Y

B

4

 Nezikin (damages)

1

Bava Kamma

31
10
719

Property damage, loans and interest

Y

B

 

 

2

Bava Metzia

32
10
676

Laws of chattel, lost and found

Y

B

3

Bava Batra

33
10
780

Possessions, inheritance, evidence

Y

B

 

 

4

Sanhedrin

34
11
781

Judiciary, capital punishment

Y

B

 

5

Makkot

35
3
175

Lashings, false witness

Y

B

 

 

6

Shevuot

36
8
309

Oaths

Y

B

 

 

7

Eduyot

37
8
50

Legal rulings

 

B

 

 

8

Avodah Zarah

38
5
366

Rules concerning idols

Y

B

 

 

9

Pirkei Avot (Aboth)

39
5
91

Wise sayings of our fathers

Y

B

 

 

10

Horayot

40
3
106

Erroneous judicial rulings

Y

B

5

 Kodashim (holy things)

1

Zevahim

41
14
596

Animal and bird sacrifices

 

B

 

 

2

Menachot

42
13
682

Flour offerings, wine drinking

 

B

3

(C)Hulin

43
12
825

Laws of meat animals

 

B

 

 

4

Bekhorot

44
9
418

Law of the firstborn

 

B

 

5

Arakhin

45
9
204

Men and thing valuation

 

B

 

 

6

Temurah

46
7
253

Sacrifice animal exchange

 

B

 

 

7

Keritot

47
6
220

Punishment of Kerit

 

B

 

 

8

Me'ilah

48
6
86

Profane use of holy things

 

B

 

 

9

Tamid

49
6
38

Daily burnt offerings

 

B

 

 

10

Middot

50
5
23

Architecture - Second Temple

 

B

 

 

11

Kinnim

51
3
24

Offerings after childbirth

 

B

6

 Tohorot (ritual cleanliness)

1

Kelim

52
30
142

Rules for utensils

 

B

 

 

2

Ohalot

53
18
86

Rules of corpses

 

B

3

Negaim

54
14
70

Rules of tzarras- lepers

 

B

 

 

4

Parah

55
12
58

Rules for Heifers

 

B

 

5

Tohorot

56
10
60

Purifications

 

B

 

 

6

Mikvaot

57
10
46

Ritual baths

 

B

 

 

7

Niddah

58
10
509

Menstruation, childbirth uncleanliness

Y

B

 

 

8

Makshirin

59
6
36

Impure foods when wet

 

B

 

 

9

Zavim

60
5
24

Ritual Uncleanliness- Secretions

 

B

 

 

10

Tevul Yom

61
4
20

Uncleanliness after ritual bathing

 

B

 

 

11

Yadayim

62
4
26

Ritual impurity of hands

 

B

 

 

12

Uk'zim

63
3
20

Impurity of harvested plants

B

TOTAL Chapters

523

16,240

TOTAL Pages

40

63

30

40

40

110

40

40

40

290 - 700

35

35



Main Religion Books Comparison

Religion
Name
Rough
Equivalence

1. Judaism

2. Catholicism
3. Protestantism

4. Islam

Hebrew Tanach
Talmud
Rheims Bible
King James Bible

Qur'an (Koran)

Books - 39
Tractates - 63
Books (46 + 27)
Books (39 + 27)

Suras - 114

Hinduism
Buddhism

Bhagavad Gita
Tipitaka

Chapters - 18
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Books of the Bible Summary

Although the Protestants came along after the Catholics,
the protestant King James Bible preceeds the
Rheims Catholic Bible by a few years.

130

170 - 450

150


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