And over each did he place the sons of his loins. Thus Remlah was made king of Shinar,
and upon the throne of Uruk sat Marduk, and Melech was made king of Calneh, and upon
the throne of Babel did Belzebub rule.
Summary: (ca. 8,800 BCE) Marduk was a son of Yasher-Baal appointed to rule the ancient
Mesopotamian city of Uruk — one of five cities conquered by the armies of Yasher-Baal
in his efforts to expand the Sumerian Empire. Other cities that came under the rule
of Yasher-Baal include the cities of Kish, Shinar, Calneh, and Babel (B:11:31-36).
Azrael’s Commentary - Adrammelech
One of the sons of Yasher-Baal who was appointed by his father to become the next
king of Shinar after the death of his brother, Remlah. After the destruction of Zion
by an earthquake, and after the subsequent loss of his father through madness, Adrammelech
made war against his brothers in an attempt to seize the great throne of Sumer. Adrammelech
however, was poisoned by one of his wives at the behest of Marduk, King of Uruk.
Later, the unfaithful wife was murdered by one of her sons.