RARE collection of 28 papers by scholars from Israel, Europe and the Americas, published in honor of Prof.Bezalel Porten (Emeritus, Hebrew University of Jerusalem), the leading authority on Aramaic papyri and ostraca of the Jewish community of Elephantine, Egypt. The authors of the papers are: Annalisa Azzoni, Klaus Beyer, Alejandro F.Botta, Eleonora Cussini, Jan Dusek and Jana Mynarova, Frederick Mario Fales, Margaretha Folmer, Lester L. Grabbe, Stephen A.Kaufman, André Lemaire, Hélène Lozachmeur, Dirk Schwiderski, Ursula Schattner-Rieser, Cornelius von Pilgrim, Ada Yardeni, Stephen A.Geller, Dan`el Kahn, James M.Lindenberger, David Marcus, Takamitsu Muraoka, Shalom M.Paul, Jan-Wim Wesselius, Lisbeth S.Fried, Andrew D.Gross, Dennis Pardee, Christopher A.Rollston, Ran Zadok, Ran Zadok. Index included at the end of the book. 240x160mm. 429 pages. Hardcover. Spine edges bumped. Pages 209-244 (Ada Yardeni`s article) detached from binding (but present!). Binding partly torn between pages 208-245. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare Festschrift, dedicated to one of the most influential scholars of Jewish papyri and ostraca in the Aramaic language, is otherwise in very good condition.