Tractate Bava Basra I: Commentary and Study Guide
by Nachman Cohen
/ Varda Books
The third of the three Talmudic tractates of the order Neziḳin, dealing with man's responsibilities and rights as the owner of property, of a house or field. The tractate is divided into ten chapters, the contents of which may be described as follows: (1) Regulations relating to property held by more than one owner (ch. i.); (2) responsibilities of an owner of property with regard to that of his neighbor (ch. ii.); (3) established rights of ownership and rights connected with property (ch. iii.); (4) laws referring to the acquisition of property by purchase (ch. iv.-vii.); (5) laws of inheritance (ch. viii.-ix.); (6) laws concerning documents (ch. x.).
Despite its seemingly prosaic topics, the Tractate is full of interesting stuff. Louis Ginzberg's "Legends of the Jews" for example, cites it 194 times.free ebook Tractate Bava Basra I: Commentary and Study Guide