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1. Shetar 2. Get Mekushar 3. 12 Lines
4. Get Mekushar
DAF DISCUSSIONS - BAVA BASRA 160

Daniel asked:

Is the origin of the Shetar Babylonian? If it is, then was it adopted by the Jews while in Babylonian captivity?

Daniel, los angeles california

The Kollel replies:

The Scriptures mention a Shetar, reffering to it as "Sefer Kerisus" (Deuteronomy 24:3) and "Sefer ha'Mikneh" (Jeremiah 32:11). According to the Talmud, many other Shetaros were of ancieant use, besides the specific two referred to in the above verses (Kidushin 9a and elsewhere).

M. Kornfeld