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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 It is not to be read as an historical or quasi-historical document.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 2328 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 356 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 292 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 252 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 217 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 264 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 231 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 252 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 245 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
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Re: How Big Was The Forest? 222 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 193 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 296 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 214 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
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Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 220 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 54 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
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