Sunday, April 30, 2006

Who was Balaam?

Balaam is referenced in Numbers. He seems to be separate from Israel, but seems to be a prophet. He starts out wanting to do what the Lord wants, but continues to ask the Lord to do something else as the price tag the king is willing to pay goes up. He ends up being killed in the battle it seems.

He is spoken of rather harshly in the New Testament (2 Peter 2:15–16; Jude 1:11; Revelation 2:14).

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