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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 It is not to be read as an historical or quasi-historical document.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 1877 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 243 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 233 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 222 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 232 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 207 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 207 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 191 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 190 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 215 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 188 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 199 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 210 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 244 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 194 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 193 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 144 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 176 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 180 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 178 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 165 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 186 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 202 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 155 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 208 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 158 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 217 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 192 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 210 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 179 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 193 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 166 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 167 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 181 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 189 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 165 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 266 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 153 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 207 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 139 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 191 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 181 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 175 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 225 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 230 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 197 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 196 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 179 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 169 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 255 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 188 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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