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* Prof. Bezalel Porten: Professor Emeritus of Jewish History, world leading specialist in the field of Aramaic Documents from Elephantine

 

 

1968. Archives From Elephantine; The Life of an Ancient Jewish Military Colony (University of California Press; Berkeley), pp. 421 + xxii; illus.

1971. “The Restoration of Fragmentary Aramaic Marriage Contracts” in I.D. Passow and S.T. Lachs eds., Gratz College Anniversary Volume: On the Occasion of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Founding of the College 1895-1970 (Phila.), 243-261.

1971b. “The Aramaic Marriage Contract of the Handmaiden Tamut” (Hebrew) in B. Uffenheimer, ed., Bible and Jewish History: Studies in Bible and Jewish History Dedicated to the Memory of Jacob Liver (Tel Aviv), 307-329 with 4 photographs and 2 figures.

1974. (B. Porten in collaboration with J.C. Greenfield) Jews of Elephantine and Arameans of Syene (Fifth Century B.C.E.): Fifty Aramaic Texts with Hebrew and English Translations (Department of the History of the Jewish People; Jerusalem), pp. 166 + vii.

1981. “Structure and Chiasm in Aramaic Contracts and Letters” in J.W. Welch, ed., Chiasmus in Antiquity: Structures, Analyses, Exegesis (Hildesheim),in 169-182.

1982. (J.C. Greenfield and B. Porten) The Bisitun Inscription of Darius the Great: Aramaic Version in Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum, Part 1, vol. 5 (London), pp. 68 + x with 25 plates.

1982b. (H.Z. Szubin and B. Porten) “‘Ancestral Estates’ in Aramaic Contracts: The Legal Significance of the Term mh˙sn,” Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 3-9.

1982c. (B. Porten and H.Z. Szubin) “Exchange of Inherited Property at Elephantine (Cowley 1),” Journal of the American Oriental Society 102: 651-654.

1983. (H.Z. Szubin and B. Porten), “Litigation Concerning Abandoned Property at Elephantine (Kraeling 1),” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 42: 279-284.

1983b. “An Aramaic Oath Contract: A New Interpretation (Cowley 45),” Revue Biblique 90: 563-575 with 1 figure and 2 plates.

1983c. (H.Z. Szubin and B. Porten) “Testamentary Succession at Elephantine,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 252: 35-46.

1985. “Two Aramaic Contracts without Dates: New Collations (C 11, 49),” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 258: 41-52 with 8 figures.

1985b. (B. Porten and H.Z. Szubin), “Hereditary Leases in Aramaic Letters,” Bibliotheca Orientalis 42: 283-288.

1986. (B. Porten and A. Yardeni) Textbook of Aramaic Documents from Ancient Egypt Newly Copied, Edited and Translated into Hebrew and English, Vol. I: Letters (Department of the History of the Jewish People; Jerusalem), pp. 143 + ix.

1987. (B. Porten and H.Z. Szubin), “Litigants in the Elephantine Contracts: The Development of Legal Terminology,” Maarav 4: 45-67.

1987b. (B. Porten and H.Z. Szubin), “A Dowry Addendum: Kraeling 10,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 107: 231-238.

1987c. (H.Z. Szubin and B. Porten), “Royal Grants in Egypt: A New Interpretation of Driver 2,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 46: 39-48 with 2 figures.

1987d. (B. Porten and H.Z. Szubin), “An Aramaic Deed of Bequest (Kraeling 9)” in N. Waldman, ed., Community and Culture: Essays in Jewish Studies in Honor of the Ninetieth Anniversary of the Founding of Gratz College (Phila.), 179-192.

1988. (H.Z. Szubin and B. Porten), “A Life Estate of Usufruct: A New Interpretation of Kraeling 6,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 269: 29-45 with 4 figures.

1989. “Fragmentary Aramaic Deeds of Obligation and Conveyance: New Collations and Restorations,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 48: 161-183 with 6 figures.

1989b. “Five Fragmentary Aramaic Marriage Documents: New Collations and Restorations,” Abr-Nahrain 7: 80-105 with 5 figures.

1989c. (B. Porten and A. Yardeni) Textbook of Aramaic Documents from Ancient Egypt Newly Copied, Edited and Translated into Hebrew and English, Vol. II: Contracts (Department of the History of the Jewish People; Jerusalem), pp. 191 + liv with 37 foldouts.

1992. “Aramaic-Demotic Equivalents: Who is the Borrower and Who the Lender?” in J. Johnson, ed., Life in a Multi-Cultural Society: Egypt from Cambyses to Constantine and Beyond (Studies in Ancient Oriental Society, vol. 51. Chicago), 259-264.

1992b. (H.Z. Szubin and B. Porten) “An Aramaic Joint Venture Agreement: A New Interpretation of the Bauer-Meissner Papyrus,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 288: 67-84 with 1 figure = in S. Allam, ed., Grund und Boden in Altägypten (Rechtliche und sozio-ökonomische Verhältnisse). Akten des internationalen Symposions Tübingen 18.-20. Juni 1990 (Tübingen, 1994), 65-95 with 4 figures.

1993. “Elephantine Aramaic Contracts and the Priestly Literature” in M. Brettler and M. Fishbane, eds., Min˙ah le-Na˙um: Biblical and Other Studies Presented to Nahum M. Sarna in Honour of his 70th Birthday (JSOT Supplement Series, 154; Sheffield), 257-271.

1993b. (B. Porten and A. Yardeni) Textbook of Aramaic Documents from Ancient Egypt Newly Copied, Edited and Translated into Hebrew and English, Vol. III: Literature, Accounts, Lists (Department of the History of the Jewish People; Jerusalem), pp. 295 + lxvi with 36 foldouts.

1996. The Elephantine Papyri in English: Three Millennia of Cross-Cultural Continuity and Change (Brill; Leiden), pp. 621 + xvii + 11 plates.

1999. (B. Porten and A. Yardeni) Textbook of Aramaic Documents From Ancient Egypt Newly Copied, Edited and Translated Into Hebrew and English, Vol. IV: Ostraca and Assorted Inscriptions (Department of the History of the Jewish People; Jerusalem), pp. 304 + lxxiv with 9 Foldouts.

1999b. “The Status of the Jewish Woman at Elephantine” (Hebrew) in Y. Ahituv, N. Ilan, M. Ben-Sasson, G. Zivan, A. Sagi, eds, A Good Eye: Dialogue and Polemic in Jewish Culture: A Jubilee Book in Honor of Tova Ilan (Jerusalem), 135-141.

2000. (in collaboration with A. Yardeni) “The Restoration of a Dozen Elephantine Aramaic Fragments from the Beginning of Contracts” in G. Galil and M. Weinfeld, eds., Studies in Historical Geography and Biblical Historiography Prsented to Zecharia Kallai (Supplements to Vetus Testamentum, LXXXI. Leiden), 239-247 with 16 figures.

2001. (H.Z. Szubin and B. Porten), “The Status of a Repudiated Spouse: A New Interpretation of Kraeling 7(TAD B3.8),” Israel Law Review 35: 46-78.

2002. (B. Porten and J.A. Lund) Aramaic Documents from Egypt: A Key-Word-in-Context Concordance (Eisenbrauns; Winona Lake, IN), pp. 495 + xv.

2004-5. (B. Porten and A.Yardeni) “Two Aramaic Salt-tax Receipts by the Scribe Joseph,” Enchoria 29: 55-59 + 2 Plates.

 

 

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