About This Text
Maasrot (“Tithes”) is a tractate in Seder Zeraim (“Order of Seeds”) that discusses tithes separated from agricultural produce and given to priests, Levites, the poor, or consumed in Jerusalem, depending on the circumstances. The tractate’s five chapters focus on the conditions that make produce liable to be tithed, like the types of crops that are included and point at which produce cannot be consumed without tithing. Maasrot also discusses conditions under which one can assume produce was tithed.
Composed: Talmudic Israel, c.190 - c.230 CE