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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 It is not to be read as an historical or quasi-historical document.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 2945 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 481 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 411 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 390 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 370 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 349 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 362 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 341 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 346 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 415 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: Case for no King Solomon 367 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 389 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 346 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 380 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 359 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 349 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 315 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 309 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 322 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 310 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 425 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 321 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 330 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 329 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 345 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 347 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 364 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 323 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 313 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 330 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 302 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 281 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 344 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 360 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 356 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 319 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 376 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 363 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 342 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 372 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 367 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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