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How many Mishnaoyot are there?

For counting purposes I am only interested in the counting of the author's. Meaning if the mishna puts two rules together under one halacha that counts as 1 and not 2. Also, I am only interested in published sets of the Mishna. I.e. I am not interested in how either the Talmud Yerushalmi or Talmud bavli breaks up the Mishnayot for this question.

I imagine that if someone has access to the Bar Ilan research tools the answer would be easy to find out.

I am curious to compare this number to other methods of counting halachot.

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Note that there are different schemes for breaking up the Mishna into individual mishnayos. But I guess any answer can indicate which scheme it's using. –  msh210 Dec 29 '13 at 6:16
    
This is one of a group of similar questions: mitzvos, Mishna, Y'rushalmi, Bavli, Mishne Tora, Shulchan Aruch, Mishna B'rura, Yalkut Yosef –  msh210 Dec 29 '13 at 6:22
    
Note also that the tally can vary based on whether Pereq Qinyan Torah ( the "sixth" of Masekhet Avot) or Pereq Androginos ( The "fourth" of Masekhet Bikurim, which came from the Tosefta) were included in the count. If there is a tally of chapters mentioned as well, a total of 523 chapters would indicate neither were included, and a total of 525 would indicate both were included. –  Tamir Evan Dec 29 '13 at 16:14

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There are 4192 Mishnayos. Source: The back of the משניות set that's called משנה סדורה.

See this online downloadable version.

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Note that there are various ways of breaking it up so you might find slightly different numbers. –  Double AA Dec 29 '13 at 6:26
    
What various ways are there? –  avi Dec 29 '13 at 6:28
    
Cross referencing this number with the internet, seems to suggest that this is the correct answer. Related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/18892/… –  avi Dec 29 '13 at 7:04

In terms of Perakim, there is a tradition that there are 524 Mishnayot, the same gematria as "Talmud Bavli". I think the number 4192 may refer to actual statements and not perakim.

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I am not asking for the number of Chapters. I am asking about the number of individual mishnot. This gematria is odd, since the Talmud Bavli does not cover all of the chapters. –  avi Jan 8 at 8:35

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