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A full word for word comparison of the textual witnesses on entire chapters of the Babylonian Talmud.

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Chapter 1 part one fol. 2-6    Chapter 1 part two fol. 7-13a
Chapter 2    Chapter 3    Chapter 4    Chapter 5
Chapter 6 part one fol. 35-39    Chapter 6 part two fol. 40-45a
Chapter 7    Chapter 8

Chapter 10

Chapter 2 part one fol. 21-32a   Chapter 2 part two fol. 32b-42a

Chapter 1 part one fol. 2-16      Chapter 1 part two fol. 17-20
Chapter 2       Chapter 3         Chapter 4         Chapter 5  

Chapter 1 part one fol. 2-10a      Chapter 1 part two fol. 10b-17a

Chapter 2

Chapter 7

Bava Mezia
Chapter 5

Chapter 8       Chapter 9      Chapter 11 part one fol. 90-97
Chapter 11 part two fol. 98-105    Chapter 11 part three fol. 106-113

Chapter 1

Chapter 1

Chapter 1


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