Massekhet Shevuot offers an exposition of how Jewish law relates to different types of oaths. The placement of Massekhet Shevuot in Seder Nezikin can be explained because some of the laws that apply to oaths are connected with courtroom activities (e.g., oaths taken by litigants as part of the court process, or someone who swears that he does not have testimony to offer). Thus, it is usually placed just after Massekhet Makkot as an additional conclusion to the laws of courts that appear in Massekhet Sanhedrin. At the same time it includes discussions of oaths in general that parallel the laws of vows found in Massekhet Nedarim, as well as other topics – including discussions of sacrifices and ritual purity – that are raised tangentially.
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