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Yasher-Baal

 

Pronunciation:  YASH-ehr - BAY-uhl

Occurrences:  165

First Reference:  Beginnings 7:20

 

But above all the sons of Cain walked Yasher-Baal the twin brother of Adami, the Artificer, and he was fierce and terrible in his might. For when he was but a youth he slew a lion by the strength of his arm, for he stood head and shoulders above the sons of Cain, and his strength was greater than the strength of ten strong men.

 

 

See:  Adami, Adrammelech, Cain, Sumer, Sumerian Empire                             Refer to:  Beginnings 7 — 19

 

Summary:  Yasher-Baal was the son of Cain and twin brother of Adami, the Artificer of Zion (B:7:20). Yasher-Baal overtook the throne of the first kingdom of Sumer after murdering his father, Cain, the founder of Sumer and longstanding king. Scripture describes Yasher-Baal as being very strong and large in stature, even compared to others of Adamic lineage (B:7:20-21). Yasher-Baal had grown resentful towards his father after he had allowed the prophet Enoch to establish his following in the lands of Sumer. Cain had also provided supplies and resources for the building of Zion. One day, in approximately 8,840 BCE (AZC — Cain), Yasher-Baal began to taunt Cain before the nobles of Sumer, which led to an intense battle between father and son. Cain was no match for Yasher-Baal and the “father of nations and war” was struck down. Yasher-Baal beheaded Cain before the nobles of Sumer and cast his body outside of the city walls (B:7:22-41).

 

Yasher-Baal was quick to secure a tyrannical rule over the kingdom of Sumer, gathering all the sons of Cain and their mothers to swear fealty or be killed (B:7:40). He appointed nine judges to enforce an autocratic system of law that would empower Yasher-Baal and the nobility while oppressing the common citizens of Sumer. Yasher-Baal also appointed priests to establish a state-based religion intended to bind the people in fear and servitude to the law (B:7:44-65). A man named Busiris was placed in the position of chief judge (B:12:9), while Rahob, the son of Zereth Shahar, was appointed as the high priest of Sumer (B:11:29).

 

Yasher-Baal initiated a brutal military campaign against the neighboring cities of Sumer, including the cities of Kish, Shinar, Uruk, Babel, and Calneh. Upon conquering each city, Yasher-Baal placed upon the throne one of his own sons to rule the population under the laws of Sumer (B:11:11-39).

 

Despite Yasher-Baal’s successful military efforts abroad, he became consumed in his pursuit to conquer the city of Zion and capture the High Priestess, Bashia, whom he had developed a dark obsession for (B:9:12-39; B:11:1). Through the combined efforts of Zion’s Matriarchy and divine intervention, the holy city was delivered twice from Yasher-Baal and his armies. During Yasher-Baal’s second assault, the citizens of Zion were transported en masse to the realms of Heaven. When Yasher-Baal and his men entered the city gates, they found only the vast treasures Zion piled high on the temple porch, but not a single soul was discovered (B:17:1—19:27).

 

Nine days later, while wandering the garden paths of Zion, Yasher-Baal was visited by the spirit of Azotus, the scout whom he had captured and put to death for betrayal and treason. Azotus gave counsel to Yasher-Baal in an effort to facilitate a path toward repentance and joy, but the king remained content in his fixation on worldly power, possessions and revenge (B:19:28-72). After the city of Zion was swallowed up by an earthquake, Yasher-Baal left Sumer to wander about the wilderness in a state of madness (B:19:73-77). The kingdom of Sumer fell into a state of chaos and disarray, as the sons of Yasher-Baal fought amongst themselves for control of the throne (B:19:78-82).

 

 

Communion with Lucifer (Shaemdiel)

After the humiliating failure of Yasher-Baal’s first siege against Zion, the brooding king was visited in his private chambers by Lucifer, who proceeded to speak unto Yasher-Baal “many dark and hidden things” which caused him to “rejoice in the mysteries of power” (B:11:1-10). Using information provided by Lucifer, Yasher-Baal was able to escape blame for the botched operation by uncovering the actions of a Sumerian scout named Azotus, who had abandoned his post during a survey mission after he met and fell in love with Marisa of Zion (B:8:22-39; B:11:17-28; B:12:1-60). Lucifer also inspired Yasher-Baal to launch a military campaign against the city of Kish and other cities between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. It may be presumed that Yasher-Baal — like his father Cain (1:8:36; 6:8:19-23) — was a mortal embodiment of one of Lucifer’s Fallen sons.

 

 

Consequences of Killing Cain

After Cain murdered his younger brother Abel, he received a distinguishing mark by an angel of God, which mark was meant to forewarn any who would think to kill Cain. With the mark came a promise that God would provide a way for Cain to repent and be restored, and if a person should kill Cain, that person would receive seven times Cain’s punishment (B:4:19-23).

 

Therefore whatsoever man shall lift up his hand to slay you, unto that man shall God apportion seven times your punishment. For God delights not in the death of the wicked, lest the days of their repentance be cut short from them.”

And the angel of the Lord set a mark upon Cain, the son of Adam, that all who should see him might know of the mercies of God, lest anyone finding him should stretch forth the hand to kill him.

Beginnings 4:22-23

 

While scripture does not clearly state the extent of Cain’s punishment, it is implied from scripture and information provided in Azrael’s Commentary that God protected Cain against a natural death, thereby prolonging his mortal probation and allowing him the chance to repent of his actions. It is estimated that Cain lived for nearly 4,000 years before being murdered by Yasher-Baal. If Yasher-Baal’s “punishment” was indeed seven times the number of years Cain was alive, this means Yasher-Baal incurred a very long mortal life — more than 27,000 years [1].

 

Scripture reveals little else of Yasher-Baal or his fate following the ascension of Zion. As an interesting note, Azrael’s Commentary mentions how Methuselah II (Noah’s grandfather) met Yasher-Baal near Mount Moriah and over a period of years became friends. Yet, “...despite this friendship, Methuselah could not reconcile Yasher-Baal to God; and sometime after the history was completed, Yasher-Baal simply walked away and was never heard from again” (AZC — Methuselah II; para.1). It is estimated that Methuselah lived during the turn of the fifth millennium BCE — some 4,000 years after the ascension of Zion.

 

 

Azrael’s Commentary - Methuselah II (para. 1)

 

Methuselah grew up in a pleasant Adamic village called Pelaree where he loved to fish on the Sea of Galilee. But after his father’s death, he moved to Mount Moriah where he met a strange giant of a man who suffered from madness. This man was none other than Yasher-Baal. Methuselah befriended Yasher-Baal and over a period of years, Yasher-Baal recovered from his dementia. Yasher-Baal proved helpful to Methuselah in the writing of a complete and comprehensive history of the Adamic Age. This history included a complete account of Adam and Eve, the great division of the Adaam, and a subsequent history of both the Sethian Empire and the Sumerian Empire. Yet, despite this friendly collaboration, Methuselah could not reconcile Yasher-Baal to God; and sometime after the history was completed, Yasher-Baal simply walked away and was never heard from again. This history of the Adamic Age was presented in a 14-volume set of books. [...]

 

 

Azrael’s Commentary - Adami (para. 1)

 

Son of Cain, twin brother of Yasher-Baal, and Chief Artificer of Zion. When thirty years old, Adami was sent to the city of Kez by his father. Kez was one of the twelve cities of the Sethian Empire. Cain’s reason for sending Adami to Kez was to protect him from his twin brother. [...]

 

 

 

Notes/References:


[1] Adam and Eve dwelt on the earth for 930 years before their ascension (B:6:1), which according to the
Commentary took place in the approximate year of 11,845 BCE (AZC — Adamic Council). This places Adam and Eve arriving on earth around 12,775 BCE. If Cain was born three years later, in approximately 12,772 BCE (1:8:43), and he was murdered by Yasher-Baal around 8,840 BCE (AZC — Cain), this puts Cain at 3,932 years old at the time of his death.

 

 

Relevant Contemporaries of Yasher-Baal Mentioned in Scripture

 

Adrammelech,  Adami,  Azotus,  Belzebub,  Bashia,  Busiris,  Cain,  Chemosh,  Penuel - son of Jabesh,  Dagos the Timmerite,  Jandrus,  Marduk,  Melech,  Methuselah I,  Methuselah II,  Remlah

 

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