4 Baruch is a pseudepigraphical text of the Old Testament. "Paralipomena of Jeremiah" appears as the title in several Ancient Greek manuscripts of the work, meaning "things left out of (the Book of) Jeremiah. 4 Baruch is usually dated to the first half of the 2nd century C.E. Abimelech's sleep of 66 years, instead of the usual 70 years of Babylonian captivity, makes scholars tend toward the year AD 136, that is, 66 years after the fall of the Second Temple in AD 70. This dating is coherent with the message of the text.