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Re: 4Q Therapeia

With regard to the "translation" of 4Q "Therapeia":

This text was a well-known obsession of Allegro's, who thought he saw all
kinds of things in it that weren't there.   The text in fact is gibberish (as
is the "translation"), and the only conclusion to draw about it is that it
was a writing exercise; see J. Naveh, "A Medical Document or a Writing
Exercise? The So-called 4QTherapeia," Israel Exploration Journal 36 (1986),
pp. 52-55.

Ed Cook
Cincinnati, OH