'Arakin

Arakhin (Arachin, ערכין) ([vows of the] values [of people]) is the fifth tractate in the Order of Kodashim (holies). It deals mostly with the details of the laws in Leviticus 27:2–29,

Chapters[]

Chapters 1–6 (based on Leviticus 27:1–8) deal with the vows of donating one's prescribed value as part of the dedication to the Temple, as well as other gifts to bedek habayis, or the treasury of the Temple. Chapters 7-8 explain the redemption from the Temple of a field one has inherited (based on Leviticus 27:16–25). Chapter 8 addresses herem (based on Leviticus 27:28–29), while the last chapter deals with the laws of ancestral fields and houses in walled cities, and how they are redeemed (based on Leviticus 25:25–34).

References[]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSinger, Isidore; et al., eds. (1901–1906). "'Arakin". The Jewish Encyclopedia. New York: Funk & Wagnalls.