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I'm delighted to restore the tradition of a BBC Ghost Story for Christmas and bring to life a personal favourite - The Tractate Middoth - one of James's most atmospheric, thrilling, and downright scary tales.
The Theological Tractates confirm the distinction between the orders of faith and reason.
They copied manuscripts, also in the vernacular, probably translating The Imitation of Christ into English in Thomas's lifetime, with other Carthusian houses also gathering and translating devotional tractates, also some beyond orthodoxy such as the work for which Porete was burned to death at Paris in 1310.
In the Talmudic Tractate Sanhedrin (9:1), a daughter of a priest who "plays the harlot" is explicitly named as deserving capital punishment by burning.
For a list of offenses meriting capital punishment and the verses from which the law is derived, see Talmud Bavli, Tractate Sanhedrin ch.
The wide-ranging topics include: Dead Sea Scroll texts concerned with religious law, the atypical Tractate Nazir of the Babylonian Talmud, biblical influences on Virgil, Near Eastern texts' interpretations of penalties for adultery, similarities between Zoroastrian and Jewish law in regard to a particular offense, and Manichaean/Gnostic influences on Pushkin and William Blake.
In his sixth tractate on Holy Scripture, Gregory interprets Genesis 49:7b ("I will divide them [= Simeon and Levi] in Jacob, and I will disperse [them] in Israel") as Jacob's prediction that the believers among his descendants would be separated from the unbelievers in that people.
The Talmudic aggadab that best expresses the need for debate and its proper limits may be the one from Tractate Baba Metzia (page 84a):
The Babylonian Talmud, Tractate Sanhedrin delves into much of this material.
Gilbert Rosenthal has researched this term and reports that it is not found in the Bible but rather in the Talmudic tractate Gittin and refers to a mechanism for "protecting women from unscrupulous, recalcitrant, or thuggish husbands" in matters of divorce.
Maimonides' introduction to his commentary to the Mishnah tractate Abot, a tractate dealing with morals and ethics and the importance of Torah study.
Romans became a theological tractate on the nature of faith.