Kesubos is the second tractate in the Order of Nashim, the section of the Talmud dealing with the laws of Jewish family life. The tractate is named for the marriage contract that states the husband's various obligations to his wife, especially financial compensation due to the wife in the event of the marriage's dissolution through divorce or widowhood. In general, the tractate deals with the various duties that a husband and wife have toward one another from the day of their betrothal.

The end of the tractate speaks about some of the challenges that will present themselves just before the advent of Moshiach.

R. Zera said: R. Jeremiah b. Abba stated, “In the generation in which the son of David (ie: the Moshiach) will come there will be prosecution against scholars.” When I repeated this statement in the presence of Samuel, he exclaimed, “[There will be] test after test, for it is said in Scripture (Isaiah 6:13) ‘And if there be yet a tenth in it, it shall again be eaten up.’”

R. Joseph learnt [the verse to mean]: “[There will be] plunderers and plunderers of the plunderers.”

R. Chiyya b. Ashi stated in the name of Rav: “In the time to come all the wild trees of the Land of Israel will bear fruit; for it is said in Scripture (Joel, 2:22), “For the tree bears its fruit, the fig-tree and the vine do yield their strength.”