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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 historical or quasi-historical document.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 2622 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 428 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 366 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 326 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 316 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 307 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 323 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 296 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 288 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 274 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 294 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 262 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 303 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 279 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 363 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 332 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 305 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 345 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 294 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 309 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 299 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 308 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 304 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 293 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 273 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 298 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 334 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 284 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 286 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 237 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 257 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 268 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 258 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 256 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 264 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 286 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 272 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 306 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 257 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 297 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 259 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 316 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 285 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 296 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 260 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 303 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 257 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 252 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 267 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 269 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 257 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 280 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 260 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 371 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 273 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 264 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 287 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 278 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 312 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 219 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 308 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 268 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 275 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 246 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 261 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 245 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 236 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 254 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 265 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 265 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 291 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 260 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 265 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
Some Give A Shit 320 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 05:11
Re: Some Give A Shit 312 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 277 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 292 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 269 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 260 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 301 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 267 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 257 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 315 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 303 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 335 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 267 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 278 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 284 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 274 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 272 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 110 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 127 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 173 engbren 17-Sep-19 03:13


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