Now Yasher-Baal took all the hosts of Sumer and divided them into three armies: and
over one he set Penuel, the son of Jabesh; and over another he set Dagos the Timmerite.
But unto himself did Yasher-Baal take all the sons of Cain, for there were many and
they stood head and shoulders above all the sons of men.
Summary: (c. 8,800 BCE) A captain in the Sumerian army, Penuel, the son of Jabesh,
was appointed by Yasher-Baal, the king of Sumer, to lead one of three armies against
the holy city of Zion (B:8:14-21). The two other captains included Dagos the Timmerite
and Yasher-Baal himself, who led an Adamite army comprised of the sons of Cain (B:8:14).
(Yasher-Baal was also a son of Cain). The first siege proved unsuccessful, as the
armies of Sumer were scattered by whirlwinds thought to be sent from God (B:9:1-39).
Years later, Yasher-Baal organized a second siege against Zion. After trapping the
citizens within the walls of the city, the hosts of Sumer breached the gates of Zion
to find that everyone had mysteriously vanished. Penuel attempted to describe the
perplexing situation to Yasher-Baal, but the king demanded the soldiers keep searching
(B:19:1-27). The disappearance of Bashia and the hosts of Zion ultimately drove Yasher-Baal