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Barbelo Wrote:
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>
> "‘When I went with the wild beasts
> ranging through the wilderness I discovered the
> forest; its length is ten thousand leagues in
> every direction"

>
> One league = 3 statute miles
>
> 10 000 leagues = 30 000 statute miles
>
> Therefore, the forest consisted of an area of
> 30,000 x 30,000 square miles = 900,000,000 square
> miles.
>
> I am not aware of a forest of this size anywhere
> on Earth let alone between Mt Hermon and Mt Lebanon.
>
> PWH

Actually, if it's 30,000 to the left and 30,000 to the right, then it's really 60,000 across, not 30,000, and that gives us an area 4x larger, or 60,000 x 60,000 = 3.6 billion square miles.

But it says "in every direction" which suggests it's a circle: Area = pi * 30,000 * 30,000 = 2.8 billion square miles.

The entire area of planet Earth is only about 200 million square miles.

That would make the "forest" 14 times larger then the surface area of planet Earth.

Does anyone still think Gilgamesh can be used to portray actual events?

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12-Apr-18 14:01 by Origyptian.

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