Summary: (c. 8,800 BCE) Elon Zanoah defeated Remlah, the Sumerian king of Shinar,
at the Narrows of Tiglath. Elon’s men were waiting atop the hills overlooking the
canyon. Having entered the Narrows, Remlah and his army fell victim to Elon’s trap,
as they were bombarded with rocks and arrows from above (B:15:28-31). Remlah was
taken captive by Elon to the walls of Shinar and killed before onlookers from the
city. His body was divided into six portions and sent to the other six kings of the
Sumerian Empire. Elon sent Remlah’s severed head to Yasher-Baal, Remlah’s father
and king of Sumer (B:15:32-40).