The drought ends, Cain gives gifts and land to Enoch – Zion is built, the city of
peace established – Bashia, the High Priestess and Matriarch, teaches daughters of
Zion – Contentions and disputations in the House of Cain – Yasher-Baal contends against
his father for the throne – Yasher-Baal kills Cain and assumes power – The yoke of
the law and state religion established – Yasher-Baal desires the death of Enoch
1 And the rains descended upon the land in the days when Enoch came nigh unto the
walls of Sumer. And the earth was quenched of its great thirst, for the rivers received
again their strength and the land became green and fruitful.
2 For in the days of Enoch did God stretch forth his hand to heal the land, and
there was much singing and rejoicing among the children of men.
3 Now Cain gathered unto himself again his mighty men of valor. And he brought forth
unto Enoch gifts of fruit and grain, cattle and sheep in abundance. And he brought
with him also builders and cutters of stone, and makers of brick.
4 And Cain spoke unto Enoch saying: “Peace unto you, O prophet of God. Consider
now these gifts of fruit and grain which I have caused to be taken from my own house,
and behold these many cattle and sheep which I have taken from the best of my herds
and flocks. All this I give unto you, for by your word did the God of my father send
forth the rain; that the glory of Sumer should be restored unto me.
5 Therefore, shall I give unto you also all the land that should border the Lake
Ishan. For I have brought forth to you my builders, that they might build unto you
and your people a city.
6 So shall they build unto you, according to my word, a city wherein you might dwell
safely by the borders of Sumer. For I desire that you and your people should here
abide, that the kingdom of my glory might not wither away from before the children
7 Now when Enoch heard these words, he looked upward into heaven, and spoke with
himself, saying: Surely, O Lord, Cain is cunning above all the children of men.
8 And Enoch spoke unto Cain, saying: “May the Lord bless you for your much giving.
Now if I have found welcome in the heart of Cain, grant unto me also that I might
gather from the land all who seek privately the Lord of Hosts, that I might bring
them forth unto God.
9 For by your word shall I build a city by the waters of Ishan; in the borders of
the land of Sumer shall I cause to be established the city of God.
10 And I shall call the city, Zion, for here shall the righteous gather. Even the
pure in heart shall go forth from the city of peace to establish among the children
of men the tabernacle of the great God.”
11 Now Enoch built a city, even the city of peace. And he went forth throughout
the land, teaching unto as many as would the righteousness of God. And there came
out from the land of Sumer a multitude of people, seeking and praising God.
12 And they did dwell, every man with his wife and children, in the city of Zion,
for behold, it was beautiful above all the cities of the earth. And all who dwelt
therein lived peaceably beside his neighbor, even as in the beginning when Adam first
walked among the children of men.
13 Therefore, unto every man did Enoch establish an inheritance according to the
whisperings of the Spirit of God unto him. And unto as many as were called of God
did Enoch confirm the priesthood before many witnesses.
14 Teaching unto them the mysteries of godliness whereby Zion should become lifted
up unto God, that all who should be faithful to labor in holiness before the Lord
might receive the election of grace unto life eternal and exaltation in the kingdom
15 Now there dwelt in Zion, Bashia, High Priestess of the great God. And she did
cause to be gathered unto her all the mothers and daughters of Zion, that she might
teach them concerning the Matriarchal Order.
16 And Bashia taught unto the daughters of Zion the law of marriage and family,
and unto the very elect did she teach the covenant of fullness, and as many as were
righteous before the Lord did she ordain unto the priesthood of the great Mother,
even Eve, the mother of all men.
17 Now Cain had taken unto himself many wives, and they took seed of him and bore
him a multitude of sons and daughters. And there came to be great contentions and
disputations among the sons of Cain concerning the right of inheritance.
18 For each desired for himself the glory of his father, lest the power of Cain
be divided and diminished among all the sons of his loins.
19 Wherefore, in the house of the father of nations was there great striving and
envying, for the wives of Cain plotted continually, that they might deliver into
the hands of their sons the rule of empire.
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
21 Now Yasher-Baal walked disdainfully among the house of Cain, for he was a giant
among giants, and he was most comely to behold, insomuch that the daughters of Sumer
hungered for him. And all the young men of the city worshipped him as though he were
22 On a certain day, therefore, Cain went walking among the great houses of the
city and there were with him the elders of the city. And behold, Yasher-Baal came
and contended against him angrily, saying:
23 “Behold, is this Cain, the son of Adam? Is this the father of nations and of
war? Is not this the man who brought forth from the desert place the glory of empire,
even the builder of Sumer?
24 Come now, O Cain, and bind us with your stories of glory long past. Speak to
us of empire and rule, that the memory of our glory fade not away from us.
25 Tell these many noble how you have grown wise with these many years, that we
might know the wisdom whereby you gave unto Enoch a portion of your kingdom.”
26 Now when Yasher-Baal had said these things, there was heard a great murmuring
among the nobles of Sumer, and many hands did cleave to the sword. Yet did Cain stay
his hand from Yasher-Baal.
27 And Yasher-Baal spoke again unto his father that he might taunt him to battle,
saying: “Behold, you nobles of Sumer, how Cain has divided the kingdom from his sons
and given it unto another.
28 And not that only, for behold, he has taken from his herds and flocks the best
in cattle and sheep, and these also has he given these many years unto Enoch.
29 Come, father, speak unto these many and tell us what power has Enoch over you,
that you should give him whatsoever thing he should ask of you. For, behold, he has
gone throughout the lands of Sumer and has taken to Zion a multitude of your people.
30 Where, O Cain, is the strength of your arm and the cunning of your ways? How
has this Enoch bewitched you to make you weak? How has he taken from you the will
31 Speak, Cain, and covenant now before your noble ones to take again unto yourself
the borders of Sumer. Covenant now, by the strength of your arm, to take again the
multitude of your people.
32 Pledge yourself before your mighty men of valor to restore the glory of Sumer
and to avenge yourself against this Enoch who has bewitched you by his kindness.
33 For it was he who robbed you of your strength and power, and who caused you to
live peaceably among the children of men. For the manliness of Cain has Enoch corrupted
by soft and soothing words, to leave you but the shadow of your greatness. Hear,
O Sumer, how Cain has been made to become even as a woman!”
34 Now when Cain heard these words spoken of him before the nobles of Sumer, he
grew exceedingly angry and as a lion he did roar in great rage. And he, taking up
the sword, rushed upon Yasher-Baal to slay him. And the nobles and the mighty men
of valor trembled before the fury and the anger of Cain and Yasher-Baal.
35 Thus did Cain fall upon his son to slay him in his anger. But Yasher-Baal was
young and fearsome, for he feared neither God nor man, and Cain was great with age.
36 Therefore, Yasher-Baal did slay his father before the men of Sumer. And he took
his sword and he cut off the head of Cain, the father of nations and of war. And
he held it high that all the people of Sumer might see his terrible fierceness.
37 And he spoke unto them, saying: “Behold, you nobles and mighty men of valor,
how that this day Yasher-Baal has taken unto himself the power and the glory of Cain.”
And when he had said these things the young men of Sumer did gather round about the
son of Cain, and they were dressed for battle.
38 And all the nobles fled, each man to his own house, and the mighty men of valor
grew faint in their hearts, for the pride of their strength did perish at the hands
39 Now Yasher-Baal went forth unto the throne of his father, and with him went all
the young men of Sumer and they did lust after the shedding of blood.
40 And he caused that all the sons of Cain should be brought before him, and their
mothers also. And he made them swear faithfulness to him only, that he should be
their rightful king. And all who would not swear did he cause to be put to death.
41 And Yasher-Baal caused that the body of his father should be cast out of the
city; and it lay upon the ground all that day. But in the night Enoch came and with
him also came Adami the twin brother of Yasher-Baal, the great Artificer, and together
they did carry the body of Cain unto the city of Zion.
42 And Bashia caused that the daughters of promise should honor Cain, the son of
Adam and Eve. So they washed his body and anointed him with sweet oil, and they buried
Cain in holy ground within the walls of Zion the beautiful.
43 Now when they had done all these things unto the body of Cain, Enoch and all
the hosts of Zion prayed and fasted for three days, that the soul of Cain might not
be delivered unto the prince of darkness, even Lucifer.
44 Consider now how cunning was Yasher-Baal, for he did gather together all the
nobles and mighty men of valor and he spoke to them before the people of Sumer, saying:
45 “You men of Sumer, why have you continued to murmur against the son of Cain,
seeing that I am lord and king over you? Did not my father teach unto you to take
whatsoever you desire by the strength of your arm?
46 Did he not become the father of nations? Why are you angered, seeing that this
day I shall grant unto you greater power and glory? By the hand of Yasher-Baal shall
you be made to become as gods.
47 Did not Cain slay his brother? Why then do you seek to contend against me, seeing
that I but slew a murderer? Am I not just in doing this thing, seeing that I have
avenged the blood of Abel?
48 Therefore, shall I this day promise unto you great power over the souls of the
children of men, and this power shall I secure unto you and your seed after you by
reason of great cunning.
49 For it was for your sake that I slew my father. Did he not give unto Zion a portion
of your greatness and power? Did he not grant that the prophet of God should go throughout
the land and gather unto himself all who would follow the God of Adam? Has not your
glory diminished, which Cain swore to give unto you in the beginning?
50 Have I not brought justice to the murderer of Abel? Shall I not also avenge myself
for your sake, to take again the glory of empire and restore it again unto you? Therefore,
be not angry with Yasher-Baal, neither murmur anymore against me.
51 Consider now, you nobles and mighty men of Sumer, for this day shall I add power
to power. For this day shall I forge before you the yoke of law, even as my father
in the beginning did forge unto your fathers the weapons of war.
52 For this day shall the law go forth, and we shall bend unto our will all the
souls of the children of men. For by the letter of the law shall we lay the yoke
of bondage upon whomsoever we will.
53 And if there come forth among us a breaker of our laws, even that man shall be
put to death. Let us, therefore, set aside the words of God which Enoch has declared
unto this people, that we may establish forever the laws of men and of nations.
54 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.
55 Now, therefore, if you have claim against your neighbor, bring him before those
who are appointed to administer, and lay forth your claim against him.
56 For consider how just our laws should be, that in the letter of the law shall
there not be considered the right or the wrong, for above all these things shall
the law preside.”
57 Now when Yasher-Baal had said these things, all the nobles and mighty men of
Sumer ceased to anger against him. And they proclaimed that Yasher-Baal should be
king over them. And they brought forth the sons of their loins, even all those who
had reached manhood, and they set them before the son of Cain.
58 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.
59 Therefore, on that day did the laws of men presume the power and the glory. And
Yasher-Baal caused that the nine judges should sit beside him and he spoke again
unto the nobles and mighty men of Sumer, saying:
60 “Hear O mighty men of Sumer, and consider how that we are diminished by the cunning
of this Enoch and his God, for he has gathered from among us a multitude of people.
For the sake of Zion did your brethren abandon the inheritance of our fathers.
61 Therefore, let us this day appoint priests over the children of men. And unto
the children of men shall they teach the doctrines of that god who has granted us
62 For they shall teach men that to love God is to love first the laws of men and
the power of nations. By this means shall we secure for ourselves the power of dominion
and compulsion over the souls of the children of men, from this day forth and forever.
63 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.
64 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.”
65 So Yasher-Baal set apart certain men of great cunning and smooth speech, and
he did anoint them before the nobles and the mighty men of Sumer. And when they were
ordained, they were brought before the judges that they might be bound to the laws
of men, by oath and covenant.
66 And when all these things were completed, Yasher-Baal swore before all the hosts
of Sumer to take again the lands which Cain had given unto the prophet Enoch.
67 For he determined aforetime that Enoch should die, and that all the hosts of
Zion should be brought bound unto the walls of Sumer.