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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 It is not to be read as an historical or quasi-historical document.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 2339 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 357 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 271 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 264 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 253 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 265 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 232 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 206 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 253 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 247 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 276 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 242 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 223 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 195 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 298 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 230 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 224 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 220 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 223 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 202 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 196 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 220 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 253 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 241 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 55 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 64 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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