Summary: Perhaps the first great city to be established in human pre-history, Sumer
was founded by Cain, the oldest son of Adam and Eve. Located in the “land of Nod”
along the banks of the Euphrates river (B:4:24-25), the city is referred to in scripture
as the “mother of nations and of war” (B:6:15,18). After Cain murdered his younger
brother Abel, he left the dwelling place of his family (Eden), and taking with him
his many wives and “those who would take power and dominion over the souls of men”
(B:4:24), he journeyed westward (B:1:6) to the Euphrates river where he began laying
foundations for what would eventually become the first kingdom of Sumer. Based on
dates provided in Azrael’s Commentary and references in scripture, Cain’s exodus
from Eden to the land of Nod is estimated to have taken place around 12,720 BCE (AZC
— Abel; Adamic Council; B:6:1).
Centuries later, following the Adamic Council and the ascension of Adam and Eve (c.
11,845 BCE), approximately one third of the Adamic family followed Cain back to Sumer,
while the rest of the Adamic family joined with Seth and journeyed west to the lands
of Egypt (AZC —Adamic Council).
Sumer continued to grow and flourish for many centuries. After the collapse of the
Sethian Empire in Egypt (c. 8,850 BCE), the prophet Enoch led a host of righteous
refugees to the walls of Sumer to request a portion of land to settle nearby (1:3:28-30).
Cain was hesitant to accommodate Enoch, but when Enoch promised and delivered a miraculous
end to the drought, Cain granted the land bordering the nearby Lake Ishan (B:6:5
Soon after Enoch had established the city of Zion (c. 8,840 BCE), Cain was murdered
by his son Yasher-Baal (B:7:20-36), who quickly assumed the throne of Sumer and set
about initiating a violent and tyrannical regime throughout the land. Yasher-Baal
formed three armies, establishing as generals: Penuel, the son of Jabesh, and Dagos
the Timmerite. Yasher-Baal commanded his own army, which was comprised of men from
Adamic descent — the sons of Cain, who stood “head and shoulders above all the sons
of men” (B:8:14). Under the repressive dictatorship of Yasher-Baal, the power and
dominion of Sumer was greatly expanded. With the appointment of judges and priests,
an oppressive theocracy was foisted upon the people. Under the authority of Busiris
as the chief judge, and Rahob as the high priest, the laws of Sumer were zealously
administered and strictly enforced through capital punishment and blood atonement
While the destruction of Zion remained an elusive endeavor for Yasher-Baal, he and
his armies conquered several neighboring city-states, including the cities of Kish,
Shinar, Uruk, Babel and Calneh — with each city falling under the rule of Chemosh,
Remlah, Marduk, Belzebub, and Melech (respectively), all of whom were Yasher-Baal’s
sons (B:11:33-37). (When Remlah was killed by the freedom-fighter, Elon Zanoah, Yasher-Baal’s
son Adrammelech was appointed king of Shinar in Remlah’s place (B:15:49)).
Following the ascension of the inhabitants of Zion and the destruction of the city
by an earthquake (c. 8,780 BCE), Yasher-Baal abandoned the throne of Sumer to wander
about the lands in madness. The might of Sumer eventually crumbled midst power struggles
and civil war (B:18 —19).
With the collapse of the Sumerian Empire, many of the Adaam who had chosen to follow
Cain and Yasher-Baal eventually reunited with other remnants of the Adamic family
who had coalesced under the leadership of .
Azrael’s Commentary - Cain
The eldest son of Adam and Eve, Cain was a murderer and a polygamist who had over
300 wives. As the founder of the first kingdom of Sumer, Cain was a remarkable man
who could be both charming and ruthless. He was known in the scriptures as The Father
of Nations and of War. One of the first teachers of the Adaam committed to laying
the building blocks essential to the creation of civilization, Cain taught the Enoshahim
the arts of metal smithing, tool making, arithmetic, and the building of towns and
cities. He developed the first monetary system in the world based on a rigid set
of values for the exchange of trade goods. Cain was murdered by his son, Yasher-Baal
around 8,840 BCE (approx).
But consider how this law must be administered. Let us, therefore, choose from among
our sons, wise men who will defend the laws of Sumer against those who would come
forth to proclaim the words of that God whom we know not. And let us place into their
hands the power to punish and destroy all who would contend against us.
And Yasher-Baal chose from among the sons of Sumer nine men and appointed them over
the law. Wherefore, Yasher-Baal did anoint them to be judges over the people, that
the power of nations and of men might be hedged up round about by the law.
Therefore, let our priests go throughout the land of Sumer, that unto every town
and village they might teach the people this religion which shall grant unto us all
that we will.
For if the people worship the god which we shall teach unto them, what shall it matter.
For they can do but what we have taught them by way of those priests which we have
appointed over them.”