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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 2414 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 385 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 281 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 269 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 284 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 251 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 240 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 247 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 229 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 308 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 241 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 211 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 227 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 252 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 239 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 228 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 228 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 301 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 271 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 69 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
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