About This Text
Composed: c.100 BCE – c.900 CE
The minor tractates (Masekhtot Ketanot) are essays from the Tannaitic period or later dealing with topics about which no formal tractate exists in the Mishnah. The first eight or so contain much original material; the last seven or so are collections of material scattered throughout the Talmud. Soferim (Scribes). This tractate deals with proper behavior.