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Isn't this what is at the heart of everyone's objection to Gilgamesh?

I am certainly not objecting to engaging in a discussion on the Epic of Gilgamesh. I have read the "poem" numerous times by different translators and am quite familiar with its content. In fact, I love the Epic.

My point is, as I have stated upstream, that the "poem" was never a poem as such, but is a narrative cobbled together from a number of disconnected parts - broken cuneiform tablets. It is far older than 1800BC and Babylon. It may have originally been only an oral narrative. It is also obvious that there are numerous correspondences with the Old Testament and even to the New.

Furthermore, one cannot cherry pick information from a document, or reframe it, to suit one's theory.

My contention is that the Epic is a mystical revelation which has been handed down over centuries. It seeks to explain the Meaning of Life and Death, and how to ascend to a higher plane. Everything in the Epic occurs within the human body. It is the forerunner of most ancient spiritual practices. It is not to be read as an historical or quasi-historical document. The events in the Epic never occurred in real life.

A discussion on the ancient origins of Baalbek will not profit by linking with the Epic as a source document for the purposes of location. However, the practices, which may have been carried on at the ancient Temple of Baal, could be incorporated into such a discussion.

PWH



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Case for an Older Baalbek 1657 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 160 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 194 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 178 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 204 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 171 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 163 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 158 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 156 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 171 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 195 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 166 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 157 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 117 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 144 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 147 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 143 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 132 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 160 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 130 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 159 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 123 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 160 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 128 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 172 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 154 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 162 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 146 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 156 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 135 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 149 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 140 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 140 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 151 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 135 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 227 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 150 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 143 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 122 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 118 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 162 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 147 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 140 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 131 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 130 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 141 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 131 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 143 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 129 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 139 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 150 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 133 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 148 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 190 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 190 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 164 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 153 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 150 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 133 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 150 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 188 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 144 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 160 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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