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 demise, in March, 1965, he knew of our plans for this quantity and was once gladdened through them . . . The editor hopes that those papers, lots of which fruitfully make the most of Goodenough's scholarship, may well give a contribution to the severe dialogue of a few difficulties of outrage to him in the course of his lifetime. He can conceive no better, nor extra acceptable, act of reverence for the reminiscence of a loved instructor and good friend. From the Foreword via Jacob Neusner
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