129 leaves (13¾ x 9 1/8 in.; 350 x 232 mm). collation: 1-158, 169=129 leaves (including the title, supplied in photocopy). Woodcut initial word panel, first and last quires mounted on stubs, f. 20 mended at head with loss of some text, marginal mends, soiling, staining and occasional spotting, worming in lower margin of quires 14-15 entering text, some marginal pen-trials. Half vellum.
Vinograd, Venice 28; Habermann 23
Sanhedrin, in the context of this tractate, means "court of justice," and refers primarily to the great bet din, which comprised 71 ordained scholars, and the subordinate courts, composed of 23 judges, functioning in various towns. In general the tractate deals with the composition and power of the courts as well as with general legal procedure and criminal law. It defines the various courts and their respective areas of competence, i.e., the "courts of three" with monetary matters; that of 23 with criminal cases which may involve the death penalty; and that of 71 with exceptional cases, such as the trial of a high priest or the case of an entire city accused of idolatry. Sanhedrin is the fourth tractate in the order Nezikin and was originally united with tractate Makkot which deals with similar material.
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