Now you mighty men of Sumer, hear the words of Yasher-Baal, for this day shall I
take these many only, and I shall prove you before the mighty men of Kish, that you
might take to your souls the favor of that god who has established you in greatness,
that you may know surely that the god who spared us from the treachery of Azotus
has not forsaken you.
Summary: Located in ancient Mesopotamia, Kish was one of the five cities conquered
by the armies of Yasher-Baal, the son of Cain, during his military campaign to solidify
his rule of the Sumerian Empire. Yasher-Baal, who reigned in Sumer, placed his son
Chemosh upon the throne of Kish. Other cities that fell under the rule of Yasher-Baal
include: Shinar, Uruk, Calneh, and Babel (c. 8,800 BCE)(B:11:34).
31. Now when these things were done, Yasher-Baal took but five hundred men of war
and with great cunning he went out against the city of Kish and he did slay all the
mighty men thereof, and there was great lamentation and weeping.
32. And the men of Sumer marveled greatly at the fury of their lord and king, even
Yasher-Baal, for he possessed great strength and his daring was beyond measure, for
against whomsoever he set his face, the heart of that man would fail within him.
33. And Yasher-Baal did place upon the throne of Kish the son of his loins, Chemosh;
and he was caused to swear a mighty oath unto his father, and to the nobles of Sumer
did he also give allegiance. And a fifth part of all the wealth of Kish did Chemosh
give to Sumer from that day forth.
34. Now after these things were accomplished, Yasher-Baal set his hand against the
great cities between the two rivers. And unto the law of Sumer did he add Shinar,
Uruk, Babel, and Calneh.