Sometimes a few lines of Mishna would call for pages and pages of Gemara.
The Mishna forms the text, and the Gemara is annexed as the comment or glossary.
It contains the complete civil and canonical law of the Jews, embracing the Mishna and Gemara.
The difference between the two is exclusively in the Gemara.
A lad should, at the age of fifteen, begin to apply himself to the Gemara.
Neither the Mishna nor the Gemara mentions written indictments among the ancient Hebrews.
In course of time these comments and lectures were collected together into one work under the title of Gemara, completion.
It stands in the Gemara, Abe, we are commanded to promote marriages, visit the sick and bury the dead.
In a general way, 79the bill corresponds to the Mishna, and the debates to the Gemara.
The Mishna is written in Hebrew, and so too are some of the older quotations in the Gemara.