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Origyptian Wrote:
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> Does anyone still think Gilgamesh can be used to
> portray actual events?

Do you think that maybe when they gave this nice tidy impossible number of "forests stretching ten thousand leagues in every direction" that maybe this is just a figure of speech for say, "as far as the eye can see"? And of all the things in the EoG, this is what you guys focus on to show the events it speaks of are not "actual events"? Lol. Apparently you have not actually read it. And by the way, if you are going to really be so pedantic as to actually bother to calculate the dimensions you might want to use the Babylonian league and not the English league which I think is a little less than a mile.

And as it relates to the OP, again, whether or not these events actually happened is irrelevant as what we can say for sure is that the story is set in the real world speaking of real places which for the purposes of the OP the real place we are concerned with is the cedar forest of Lebanon. What it tells us about this place is that 1) it was the home of the gods 2) the dwellings of the Annunaki (a division of gods) are found there. So...regardless of whether or not the events are real we know that their perception of the forest of Lebanon was that it was the home of the gods and that it contained the dwellings of the Annunaki. As far as the cedar forests of Lebanon being the "home of the gods", many cultures beleived this including the DE so why did they think this? What could possibly be there that would give so many this idea? Hmmm.

The Bible says that Moses parted the Red Sea which for the non-religious we can be pretty sure this did not actually happen, but the Red Sea, like the cedar forest of Lebanon, is still a real place obviously. Setting these tall tales in the real world gives them a legitimacy and power that they otherwise would not have if set in mythical locations.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12-Apr-18 16:24 by Thanos5150.

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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 454 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 385 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 360 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 349 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 298 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
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