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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 1879 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 243 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 233 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 207 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 232 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 208 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 192 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 191 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 215 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 188 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 199 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 210 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 244 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 194 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 193 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 144 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 177 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 180 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 178 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 166 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 186 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 203 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 155 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 208 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 158 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 219 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 192 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 210 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 194 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 166 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 167 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 181 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 189 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 166 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 266 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 188 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 139 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 191 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 181 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 170 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 175 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 225 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 230 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 198 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 197 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 179 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 170 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 255 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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