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Exploring further, I have just found the following hakirah by Hercey Zelcer, which expands on the answers suggested by Danno and by Gershon Gold in the comments. I'll post the briefest of summaries here, according to my understanding. According to the Eshkol (Rabbi Abraham ben Isaac of Narbonne), the reason we recite this passage is because it is a concise ...


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Firstly the Bartenura already explains that it doesn't mean that it fills the entire house. Rather (as opposed to other cases in the Chapter) it means that the entire beehive is in the house, and it reaches from the floor to the roof. Not that it fills the entire house from wall to wall: הָיְתָה מְמַלְּאָה אֶת כָּל הַבַּיִת. שֶׁכֻּלָּהּ בְּתוֹךְ הַבַּיִת ...


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The Beis Yosef (O.C. 48:1 s.v. ויש נהגין) asks this question, and answers essentially that "the world" sees that Abaya holds the Halacha is like Abba Shaul, and didn't want to change his order. Rabbi Chaim Zilberberg writes in his sefer, Darchei Chaim that he and his father would add in the opinion of the Rabbanan that argue with Abba Shaul in their own ...


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Why not just assume that the caveret had a lid, which was removed after it was brought into the house?


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Rashash (on the mishna in the g'mara) cites a machlokes as to who has to provide the location of the divider: Rashbam says it's the seller [as do Rabenu Ger'shom on the page of the g'mara, alleged Rashi on the page of the Rif, and Nimuke Yosef], while Rambam (commentary on the mishna) says it's the buyer.


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According to the Mishna Sedura, the breakup is as follows: Zeraim: 75 prakim with a total of 683 mishnayot Moed: 88 prakim with a total of 681 mishnayot Nashim: 71 prakim with a total of 570 mishnayot N'zikin: 74 prakim with a total of 685 mishnayot Kodshim: 91 prakim with a total of 590 mishnayot Taharot: 126 prakim with a total of 1015 mishnayot Grand ...



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