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: When Yasher-Baal, the son of Cain, conquered the ancient Mesopotamian city
of Calneh (ca. 8,800 BCE), he appointed his son Melech to rule as king (B:11:34-35).
Melech was one of five sons established to rule under Yasher-Baal in the Sumerian
kingdom. Melech and his army were defeated by Elon Zanoah, the ‘Son of Liberty’,
at the battle of Mount Tekoa (B:15:42-47).
Now the king of Calneh, even Melech the son of Yasher-Baal, gathered together a mighty
host and he marched against Elon of Perga. And the armies of Calneh and Elon met
at Mount Tekoa in the land of Elam.
And there was beside Elon, Methuselah the son of Enoch, and he blessed the followers
of Elon that they should be victorious over Melech. Wherefore, their hearts were
made fierce in the moment of battle.