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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 It is not to be read as an historical or quasi-historical document.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 2770 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 454 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 385 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 359 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 328 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 318 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 390 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 320 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 302 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 292 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 403 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 284 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 300 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
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