Those essays have been initially meant for presentation to Professor Erwin Ramsdell Goodenough at the social gathering of his seventy-fifth birthday. prior to his dying, in March, 1965, he knew of our plans for this quantity and used to be gladdened through them . . . The editor hopes that those papers, lots of which fruitfully make the most of Goodenough's scholarship, might give a contribution to the serious dialogue of a few difficulties of outrage to him in the course of his lifetime. He can conceive no larger, nor extra acceptable, act of reverence for the reminiscence of a liked instructor and pal. From the Foreword via Jacob Neusner
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