The above are source references,...
I can't speak to the translation points,...as I'm no expert.
>>>There is a reason they all revered this place as the "home of the gods", the question is why?
To rough out a sketch of the story of the God's/Mythology,
One needs to study Greek Mythology/literature...
Roman...to compare transition elements
Then Mesopotamian/Levant Mythology- literature/Cuneiform.
Later Era socio commentary from Hebrew/Jewish forwards contain adoption/adaption themes which are Compromised by Propoganda. ..yet retain some element of merit amongst the Fiction.
For me....and yes...I'm biased....Giants Reigned on the Ancient Earth,
The 4th world Age from before the Flood story in numerous mythology where the Giants get what's coming them by Judgement of the God's /God.
Some consistency in these many passed on legends comments that Giants existed after this chaos/judgement period.
The Greek version of the Primary God's at war with Their children. ..who are of Giant Stature. .
This points to Giants existing when these Places of the God's exist.
Baalbek then being a Place of the God's. .
Maybe or maybe not ...one of the oldest Temples on the Earth.
The debate about God's. ..and where in the Blazes they came from?
For me...best view to resolving this is to reduce it to the practical.
The Practical ...the Giant being.
The God mythology ability is probable Fiction. ..
Yet the Giant in stature able to manipulate huge stone blocks is the practical perception.
Even though Said bones do not exist,
And All Mythology/Literature is possibly Fiction.
Because Giant skeletons have been found,documented. .
Is a global theme ..
It's practical to accept their Race as existing on Earth before the Ice age ending planetary Chaos.
One could roughly sketch the Giants and these places of the God's in the pre 12,000 bp eras.
As Socio recovered from the Ice age ending chaos...the cultures of Sumer,Akkad, Hurrians and earlier. ..could build atop the former ancient ruins.
The Stories of Mythology spin up...and are adapted by other cultures.
The Hebrews/Jews do Propogandize the former world/Giants as under YHWY - judgement.
The reduction of this in the practical with Fiction removed,
Is a global catastrophe or series of...occured. ..that former world separated from the surviving/continuing world..
The Hebrews/Jews are competing with Mesopotamia, Greeks ,Babylon socio literature on history.
IE. ..Our God YHWY destroyed the Giants during the Flood.
As mentioned...the above links are simply reference sources.
I can't speak to the Veracity of translations or Veracity of any periods mythology.
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