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Mishnah, Menachot, 8.5

nanThe first oil of the first crop, there is none better than it. The second oil of the first crop and the first oil of the second crop are equal. The third oil of the first crop, the second oil of the second crop and the first oil of the third crop are equal. The third oil of the second crop and the second oil of the third crop are equal. As to the third oil of the third crop, there is none worse than it. It would have been logical by the following argument that menahot should also require the purest olive oil: if the candlestick, whose [oil] is not for eating, requires pure olive oil, how much more should menahot, whose oil is for eating, require pure olive oil! But the text states, “Pure olive oil of beaten olives for lighting” (Exodus 27:20), but not “pure olive oil of beaten olives for menahot.”"

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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 26.13 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

26.13. וְאָמַרְתָּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בִּעַרְתִּי הַקֹּדֶשׁ מִן־הַבַּיִת וְגַם נְתַתִּיו לַלֵּוִי וְלַגֵּר לַיָּתוֹם וְלָאַלְמָנָה כְּכָל־מִצְוָתְךָ אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתָנִי לֹא־עָבַרְתִּי מִמִּצְוֺתֶיךָ וְלֹא שָׁכָחְתִּי׃ 26.13. then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God: ‘I have put away the hallowed things out of my house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all Thy commandment which Thou hast commanded me; I have not transgressed any of Thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them."
2. Hebrew Bible, Esther, 6.10 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

6.10. Then the king said to Haman: ‘Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king’s gate; let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken.’"
3. Hebrew Bible, Exodus, 27.20 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

27.20. And thou shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring unto thee pure olive oil beaten for the light, to cause a lamp to burn continually."
4. Hebrew Bible, Joshua, 8.35, 11.15 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

8.35. לֹא־הָיָה דָבָר מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּה מֹשֶׁה אֲשֶׁר לֹא־קָרָא יְהוֹשֻׁעַ נֶגֶד כָּל־קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל וְהַנָּשִׁים וְהַטַּף וְהַגֵּר הַהֹלֵךְ בְּקִרְבָּם׃ 11.15. כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת־מֹשֶׁה עַבְדּוֹ כֵּן־צִוָּה מֹשֶׁה אֶת־יְהוֹשֻׁעַ וְכֵן עָשָׂה יְהוֹשֻׁעַ לֹא־הֵסִיר דָּבָר מִכֹּל אֲשֶׁר־צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת־מֹשֶׁה׃ 8.35. There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the assembly of Israel, and the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that walked among them." 11.15. As the LORD commanded Moses His servant, so did Moses command Joshua; and so did Joshua; he left nothing undone of all that the LORD commanded Moses."
5. Hebrew Bible, 2 Chronicles, 24.20 (5th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

24.20. And the spirit of God clothed Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest; and he stood above the people, and said unto them: ‘Thus saith God: Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, He hath also forsaken you.’"
6. Mishnah, Avodah Zarah, 2.6 (1st cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

2.6. The following articles of non-Jews are prohibited but the prohibition does not extend to deriving benefit from them: 1. milk which a non-Jew milked without an israelite watching him, 2. their bread and oil (Rabbi and his court permitted the oil) 3. stewed and pickled things into which they are accustomed to put wine or vinegar, 4. pickled herring which had been minced, 5. brine in which there is no kalbith-fish floating, 6. helek, 7. pieces of asa foetida 8. and sal-conditum. Behold these are prohibited but the prohibition does not extend to deriving benefit from them."
7. Mishnah, Sanhedrin, 3.2 (1st cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

3.2. If one litigant said to the other, “I accept my father as trustworthy”, or “I accept your father as trustworthy”, or “I accept three herdsman as trustworthy”, Rabbi Meir says, “He may retract.” But the Sages say, “He cannot retract.” If one must take an oath before his fellow, and his fellow said to him, “Vow to me by the life of your head”, Rabbi Meir says, “He may retract.” But the Sages say, “He cannot retract.”"
8. Mishnah, Shabbat, 2.2 (1st cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

2.2. They may not kindle [the Shabbat light] with [terumah] oil [which must be] burnt on festivals. Rabbi Ishmael says: they may not light with tar, because of the honor of the Shabbat. But the sages permit with all oils: with sesame oil, nut oil, radish oil, fish oil, gourd oil, tar and naphtha. Rabbi Tarfon says: they don’t light with anything but olive oil."
9. Tosefta, Shabbat, 2.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
alexandria Gardner (2015) 90
babylonia Gardner (2015) 90
biblical period,biblical society,restoration of Schiffman (1983) 67
commandments Schiffman (1983) 67
dietary laws Gardner (2015) 90
din Hayes (2015) 179
end of days Schiffman (1983) 67
eschatology,sectarian Schiffman (1983) 67
family,status of Schiffman (1983) 67
halberstam,chaya Hayes (2015) 179
hebrew,biblical Schiffman (1983) 67
hebrew,qumran Schiffman (1983) 67
hebrew,rabbinic Schiffman (1983) 67
hebrew,tannaitic Schiffman (1983) 67
king Schiffman (1983) 67
olive oil Gardner (2015) 90
repentance Schiffman (1983) 67
rosenblum,jordan Gardner (2015) 90
sabbath Gardner (2015) 90
sect,admittance to Schiffman (1983) 67
suspension Schiffman (1983) 67
torahs deviation from Hayes (2015) 179
truth,formal' Hayes (2015) 179
violation of the law Schiffman (1983) 67
witnesses,qualifications of Schiffman (1983) 67
witnesses,reliability of Schiffman (1983) 67