Chapter headings giving the wrong folio pages in the chapter
Some content missing
The binding is glued not sown.
Here are the positives:
Written in accessible language
Good service from CDB
Reference to Mishnah and Tosefta is helpful
Clearly these books are seconds and should be advertised as such. The price is right. Hendrickson does not really care about the layout of the folio pages.
I would not recommend these to anybody at all! Only buy this version if you cannot afford the Artcroll or Socinco editions in the book form. Buy the electronic edition of this, I hope that it is better than this paper version.
The Babylonian Talmud is a must for every Jewish home. Christians will find it very useful as well. You will probably never read every volume, but it is a great reference library to the Old Testament. And the price can't be beat.
This is not a bad buy for someone starting to study Talmud.If a christian wants to go toe to toe in rabbinic debate or understand early church and rabbinics this will help, however you might also want to invest in Koren's (Steinsaltz) or Artscroll's Sha (Talmud). Even though Neusner's is good for the beginner, I pray christian books makes a deal with Artscroll or Koren. The commentary to the talmud text is critically worth it to understand to connect between christian and (Orthodox) rabbinic thought.