Pirkei Avot in Hebrew. This text is better known as 'The Chapters Of The Fathers' or 'Ethics From The Fathers' in English, of the 200 B.C.-200 A.D. Judaic Mishna or Mishnah. Being that this is only one of the 61 tractates (Or volumes) of the Mishnah, what makes it so special? It is special because this is the sole volume that focuses exclusively on the quotes of the Rabbis on the subject of ethical, moral and intelligent behavior. And because of this, so much has been written on it as far as commentary, historical analysis, and exegesis. As an aside this is one of the tractates to which there was no Talmud written for it.