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Sanhedrin (tractate)

Sanhedrin Summary: – Seder Nezikin focuses on jurisdiction, criminal law, and punishments – Tractate includes 11 chapters covering levels of courts, laws of high priest […]

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Sanhedrin Summary:
– Seder Nezikin focuses on jurisdiction, criminal law, and punishments
– Tractate includes 11 chapters covering levels of courts, laws of high priest and king, civil suits, criminal vs civil cases, court procedures
– Procedures for execution after condemnation, types of capital punishments, crimes meriting stoning, rebellious son, crimes meriting burning or beheading
– Details of crimes meriting strangulation, discussion on the World to Come and who does not receive it
– Order in Gemara differs from Mishna with the last 2 chapters reversed

Chapter 3: Civil Suits:
– Disqualified witnesses include gamblers, usurers, those who engage in commerce with sabbatical year produce

Sanhedrin (tractate) (Wikipedia)

Sanhedrin (סנהדרין‎) is one of ten tractates of Seder Nezikin (a section of the Talmud that deals with damages, i.e. civil and criminal proceedings). It originally formed one tractate with Makkot, which also deals with criminal law. The Gemara of the tractate is noteworthy as precursors to the development of common law principles, for example the presumption of innocence and the rule that a criminal conviction requires the concurrence of twelve.

Sanhedrin
Tractate of the Talmud
Seder:Nezikin
Number of Mishnahs:71
Chapters:11
Babylonian Talmud pages:113
Jerusalem Talmud pages:57
Tosefta chapters:14
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