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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 1710 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 220 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 200 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 187 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 183 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 184 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 161 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 179 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 185 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 204 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 176 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 125 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 152 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 157 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 155 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 142 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 151 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 143 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 168 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 130 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
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Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 135 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 182 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 165 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 171 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 156 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 143 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 146 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 159 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 147 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 150 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 160 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 144 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 242 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 133 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 124 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 168 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 154 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 143 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 140 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 151 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 140 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 154 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 204 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 204 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 177 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 163 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 160 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 145 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 160 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 200 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 226 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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