• Balaam - Wikipedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balaam Balaam (/ ˈ b eɪ l æ m /; Hebrew: בִּלְעָם, Standard Bilʻam Tiberian Bilʻām) is a diviner in the Torah (Old Testament) whose story begins in Chapter 22 of the Book of Numbers ().Every ancient reference to Balaam considers him a non-Israelite, a prophet, and the son of Beor, though Beor is not clearly identified. Though some sources may only describe the positive blessings he ...
  • Who was Balaam in the Bible? | GotQuestions.org

    www.gotquestions.org/Balaam-in-the-Bible.html Balaam was apparently willing to do this but said he needed God’s permission (verse 8). Balaam, of course, had no power, in himself, to curse Israel, but, if God were willing to curse Israel, Balaam would be rewarded through Balak. God told Balaam, “You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed” (verse 12).
  • Topical Bible: Balaam

    biblehub.com/topical/b/balaam.htm Balaam (B.C. 1451), the son of beor, a man endowed with the gift of prophecy. (Numbers 22:5) He is mentioned in conjunction with the five kings of Midian, apparently as a person of the same rank.(Numbers 31:8) cf. Numb 31:16 He seems to have lived at Pethor, (23:4; Numbers 22:5) on the river Euphrates, in Mesopotamia.Such was his reputation that when the Israelites were encamped in the plains ...
  • The Biblical Tale of Balaam and the Donkey

    www.learnreligions.com/balaam-and-the-donkey-bible-story-700077 Balaam, a sorcerer, was summoned by King Balak of the Moabites to curse the Israelites as Moses was leading them toward Canaan. Balak promised to pay Balaam handsomely for bringing evil upon the Hebrews, whom he feared. In the night God came to Balaam, telling him not to curse the Israelites. Balaam sent the king's messengers away.
  • Balaam Definition and Meaning - Bible Dictionary

    www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/balaam Balaam. lord of the people; foreigner or glutton, as interpreted by others, the son of Beor, was a man of some rank among the Midianites ( Numbers 31:8; Compare 16).He resided at Pethor ( Deuteronomy 23:4), in Mesopotamia ( Numbers 23:7).It is evident that though dwelling among idolaters he had some knowledge of the true God; and was held in such reputation that it was supposed that he whom he ...
  • 5. Balaam, Part I (Numbers 22:1-35) | Bible.org

    bible.org/seriespage/5-balaam-part-i-numbers-221-35 And Balaam beat the donkey, to turn her back to the road. 24 Then the angel of the LORD stood in a path among the vineyards, where there was a wall on either side. 25 And when the donkey saw the angel of the LORD, she pressed herself into the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall, and so he beat her again. 26 Then the angel of the ...
  • Balaam | biblical prophet | Britannica

    www.britannica.com/biography/Balaam Balaam, a non-Israelite prophet described in the Old Testament (Num. 22–24) as a diviner who is importuned by Balak, the king of Moab, to place a malediction on the people of Israel, who are camped ominously on the plains of Moab. Balaam states that he will utter only what his god Yahweh inspires,
  • Balaam and Balak: The Full Story - Jewish History

    www.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/.../Balaam-and-Balak-The-Full-Story.htm The fascinating story of Balak and Balaam ’s failed attempts to curse the Jewish people is found in Numbers 22-24. The Torah records how, after being thoroughly humiliated by his talking donkey, Balaam, the non-Jewish sorcerer and prophet commissioned by Balak King of Moab to curse the Jews, found himself incapable of cursing them. Instead, he bestowed on the Jews four tremendous blessings ...
  • Balaam and Balak | My Jewish Learning

    www.myjewishlearning.com/article/balaam-and-balak Balaam, son of Beor, was a seer from Aram, internationally famous for the effectiveness of his blessings and curses. Balak, king of Moab, afraid of the invading Israelites who vastly outnumbered Moab, asked Balaam to come and curse the people of Israel.
  • What is the doctrine of Balaam? | GotQuestions.org

    www.gotquestions.org/doctrine-of-Balaam.html Question: "What is the doctrine of Balaam?" Answer: In Revelation 2:14, the church of Pergamum is scolded for tolerating the “teaching of Balaam,” or the “doctrine of Balaam.” Balaam’s name is also invoked in 2 Peter 2:15 and Jude 1:11, both in warnings about the conduct and message of false teachers.