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Barbelo Wrote:
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> 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.

I am as impatient with cherry picking as anyone. But pulling out passages that may describe Lebanon is not cherry picking. If there were passages that possibly describe Egypt you can bet the ranch Egyptologists would pull those out.

> 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 historical or quasi-historical document.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.

How would you know if it did or didn't occur in real life? And how would you know if it were the forerunner of ancient spiritual practices? I don't know what to say about your new age metaphysical viewpoint. Not everything happened inside the body, cedar forests grew inside? That's taking metaphor to an extreme.

> 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.

That remains to be seen.

> However, the practices, which may have been
> carried on at the ancient Temple of Baal, could be
> incorporated into such a discussion.

Sorry but I don't see the relevance of new age metaphysical sacred rites to cedar forests.

He who knows all the answers has not been asked all the questions - Confucius

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Case for an Older Baalbek 1669 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 265 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 212 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 169 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 160 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 162 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 143 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 184 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 213 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 196 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 179 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 178 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 182 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 174 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 165 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 159 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 170 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 158 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 182 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 199 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 159 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 119 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 145 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 150 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 145 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 134 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 142 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 163 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 132 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 163 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 125 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 164 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 129 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 175 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 157 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 163 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 150 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 158 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 136 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 141 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 153 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 142 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 142 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 152 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 138 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 229 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 164 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 166 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 146 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 125 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 119 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 164 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 150 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 133 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 150 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 154 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 133 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 142 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 133 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 132 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 156 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 139 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 136 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 151 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 194 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 193 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 166 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 156 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 151 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 135 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 152 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 186 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 155 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 159 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 148 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 151 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 176 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 145 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 165 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 149 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 161 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 160 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26


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