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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 It is not to be read as an historical or quasi-historical document.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 1766 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 227 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 163 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 163 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 160 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 227 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 209 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 193 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 190 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 178 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 177 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 192 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 171 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 186 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 193 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 214 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 181 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 176 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 131 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 162 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 167 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 160 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 151 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 160 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 175 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 154 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 177 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 136 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 186 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 141 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 195 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 175 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 181 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 164 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 175 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 152 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 154 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 167 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 155 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 156 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 168 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 149 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 251 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 160 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 141 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 131 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 177 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 162 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 150 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 167 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 151 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 172 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 161 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 210 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 214 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 183 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 171 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 167 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 152 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 163 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 214 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 238 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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