In connection with the foregoing subject, let us string together some of
the gems of forensic wisdom to be met with in the Talmud. A score or so
of bona fide quotations, respecting judges, criminals and criminal
punishment, and witnesses, will serve to illustrate this part of our
The judge, says the Scripture, who for but one hour administers justice
according to true equity, is a partner, as it were, with God in His work
THE TALMUD, _Shabbath_, fol. 10, col. 1.