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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 historical or quasi-historical document.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 2765 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 06:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 453 MDaines 11-Apr-18 08:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 384 Origyptian 11-Apr-18 11:15
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 359 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 348 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 MDaines 12-Apr-18 13:25
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Audrey 12-Apr-18 17:49
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 310 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 307 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 01:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 317 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 03:07
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 288 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 289 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:00
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 325 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:16
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 299 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 04:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 389 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 11:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 319 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:02
Re: Case for no King Solomon 358 Thunderbird 11-Apr-18 15:19
Re: Case for no King Solomon 337 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:51
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 367 Audrey 11-Apr-18 16:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 23:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 338 Eddie Larry 11-Apr-18 20:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 313 Thanos5150 11-Apr-18 22:18
How Big Was The Forest? 317 Barbelo 11-Apr-18 23:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 339 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 13:58
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 339 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 16:18
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 309 MDaines 12-Apr-18 16:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 296 Audrey 13-Apr-18 03:29
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 321 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 15:20
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 324 Audrey 14-Apr-18 01:57
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 354 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 04:12
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 311 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 10:25
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 304 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 15:54
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 254 Barbelo 14-Apr-18 22:13
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 278 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:45
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 287 Thunderbird 14-Apr-18 22:26
Re: Beer bottles Fly......Duck! 276 Eddie Larry 14-Apr-18 22:37
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 284 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 02:49
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 284 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 02:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 308 Thanos5150 15-Apr-18 03:36
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 305 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 04:21
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 328 Barbelo 15-Apr-18 05:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 283 Eddie Larry 15-Apr-18 14:00
Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 318 MDaines 16-Apr-18 07:41
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 299 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 12:59
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 339 MDaines 16-Apr-18 13:30
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 317 Thanos5150 16-Apr-18 19:39
Re: Zagros, Shoulder of the Cosmic Matriarch 320 MDaines 17-Apr-18 07:40
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 282 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 14:43
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 328 Mike D 20-Apr-18 13:15
Re: Did the Russians visit Baalbek? 277 Thunderbird 20-Apr-18 13:56
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 298 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 16:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 289 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:09
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 294 Thanos5150 20-Apr-18 17:00
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 281 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 17:11
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 301 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 20:47
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 292 Origyptian 20-Apr-18 21:45
Re: How Big Was The Forest? 403 Barbelo 20-Apr-18 22:57
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 296 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 00:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 283 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 308 Corpuscles 12-Apr-18 00:34
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 01:39
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 319 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 03:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:36
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 308 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 14:12
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 300 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 14:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 267 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:01
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 330 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 00:47
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 237 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 03:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 Audrey 13-Apr-18 05:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 305 Thanos5150 14-Apr-18 01:32
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 286 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Baalbek.....Home of the God's 305 Audrey 14-Apr-18 02:30
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Audrey 12-Apr-18 19:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 270 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 20:43
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 279 Audrey 12-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 304 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 17:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 21:42
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 263 Eddie Larry 12-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:58
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 253 Eddie Larry 13-Apr-18 17:52
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 292 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 290 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 21:08
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 314 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 21:37
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Origyptian 13-Apr-18 22:06
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 285 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 22:41
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Origyptian 14-Apr-18 15:14
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 280 Jon Ellison 14-Apr-18 22:20
Re: For God's sakes Lee!... 283 Thunderbird 16-Apr-18 00:15
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Re: Some Give A Shit 332 MDaines 12-Apr-18 07:48
Re: Some Give A Shit 295 Audrey 12-Apr-18 20:42
Re: Some Give A Shit 311 Barbelo 12-Apr-18 21:43
Re: Some Give A Shit 291 Audrey 12-Apr-18 23:21
Re: Some Give A Shit 277 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 00:44
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 323 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 15:03
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 311 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 17:11
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 333 MDaines 12-Apr-18 17:55
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 286 Origyptian 12-Apr-18 22:18
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 297 Thunderbird 12-Apr-18 22:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 282 Audrey 13-Apr-18 00:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 327 Thunderbird 13-Apr-18 03:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 292 Thanos5150 12-Apr-18 04:46
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 340 Race Jackson 12-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 343 MDaines 13-Apr-18 08:20
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 322 Audrey 14-Apr-18 00:40
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 354 MDaines 14-Apr-18 08:04
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 336 Manu 13-Apr-18 18:10
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 292 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 19:28
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 295 Manu 13-Apr-18 19:50
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 303 Thanos5150 13-Apr-18 20:53
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 294 Manu 13-Apr-18 21:31
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 293 Barbelo 13-Apr-18 20:26
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 126 Thanos5150 14-Sep-19 15:17
Re: Case for an Older Baalbek 147 Eddie Larry 14-Sep-19 15:50
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