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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 historical or quasi-historical document.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 2917 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 474 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 404 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 386 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 367 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 349 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 346 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 361 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 334 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 337 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 324 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 332 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 324 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 411 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 376 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 358 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 386 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 341 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 373 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 332 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 337 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 360 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 368 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 329 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 318 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 345 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 345 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 389 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 345 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 324 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 268 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 296 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 308 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 292 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 302 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 299 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 326 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 326 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 350 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 299 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 339 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 320 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 356 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 334 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 357 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 302 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 356 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 289 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 341 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 311 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 310 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 301 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 318 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 307 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 421 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 316 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 302 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 324 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 341 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 302 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 324 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 345 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 251 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 357 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 321 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 307 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 327 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 303 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 316 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 274 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 331 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 298 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 339 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 296 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 308 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 361 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 358 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 313 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 332 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 308 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 298 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 353 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 351 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 306 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 312 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 372 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 358 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 370 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 360 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 321 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 312 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 141 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 158 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 221 engbren 17-Sep-19 03:13


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