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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 historical or quasi-historical document.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 2010 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 259 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 252 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 228 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 234 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 208 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 223 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 200 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 195 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 225 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 185 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 257 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 240 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 214 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 203 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 209 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 216 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 200 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 200 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 223 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 197 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 209 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 216 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 252 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 201 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 198 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 151 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 183 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 186 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 186 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 171 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 178 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 195 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 177 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 213 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 169 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 218 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 165 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 228 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 199 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 219 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 187 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 205 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 172 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 173 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 191 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 175 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 180 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 196 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 172 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 271 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 215 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 205 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 180 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 197 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 157 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 211 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 143 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 210 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 198 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 188 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 179 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 171 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 201 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 183 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 168 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 177 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 174 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 191 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 175 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 187 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 236 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 239 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 207 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 208 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 186 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 179 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 189 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 194 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 235 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 190 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 200 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 181 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 217 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 193 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 242 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 249 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 218 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 216 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 192 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 199 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 187 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 197 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 198 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 27 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 35 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50


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