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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 2101 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 269 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 241 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 214 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 197 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 241 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 266 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 228 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: Case for no King Solomon 221 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 245 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 208 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 205 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 228 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 203 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 215 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 223 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
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Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 193 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 178 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 184 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 201 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 219 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 174 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 204 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 223 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 192 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 209 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 180 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 178 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 196 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 184 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 202 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 177 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 276 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 220 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 204 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 193 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 200 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 188 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 248 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 268 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 39 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 50 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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