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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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Case for an Older Baalbek 1813 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 295 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 215 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 201 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 196 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 184 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 205 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 178 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 195 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 200 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 227 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 187 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 168 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 173 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 168 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 159 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 165 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 181 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 161 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 190 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 146 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 206 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 183 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 198 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 159 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 161 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 162 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 166 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 181 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 157 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 257 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 197 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 136 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 180 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 171 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 166 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
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Re: Some Give A Shit 223 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 188 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 184 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 173 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 162 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 228 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 247 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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