About This Text
Composed: Talmudic Babylon, c.450 – c.550 CE
Tractate Shevuot (“Oaths”) is a tractate in Seder Nezikin (“Order of Damages"). Its first two chapters discuss the sacrifices brought to atone for entering the Temple or eating from a sacrifice while impure. The remaining six chapters discuss different types of oaths, like those taken by litigants in court or a false promise made by an individual.