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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Balaam, Son of Beor
Balaam, Son of Beor (בִּלְעָם בֶּן־בְּע֗וֹר‎, bil'am ben-be'or). Son of Beor. A non-Israelite seer whom the Moabites hire to curse the Israelites as they travel from Egypt to the promised land.
Balaam, Son of Beor, Critical Issues
Balaam, Son of Beor, Critical Issues A discussion of the major topics dealt with in recent critical scholarship on the Balaam narratives.Critical scholarship has attempted to solve the paradox of Balaam as sinner and/or saint within the context of Num 22–24 (Coats, “Balaam: Sinner or Saint?”). Is this
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Balaam (Person)
BALAAM (PERSON) [Heb bilʿam (בִּלְעַם)]. A seer summoned by Balak, king of Moab, to curse Israel prior to its entrance into Canaan.A. Appearances in the OTB. Source Criticism, Numbers 22–24C. History of the Traditions1. The Priestly Account of Balaam2. The Second Grouping3. Oracles 3 and 4D. Literary
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Balaam
Balaam. Beor’s son, a prophet or soothsayer from northern Mesopotamia who was hired by a Moabite king, Balak, to curse the Israelites who had arrived at the Jordan Valley opposite Jericho after 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Israel’s defeat of the Amorites (Nm 21:21–25) had instilled fear in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Balaam
Balaam bāʹləm [Heb. bil‘ām—etymology disputed, perhaps ‘devourer’; Gk. Balaam]. A man of Pethor, a city in Mesopotamia lying S of Carchemish; the son of Beor. The narrative describing this enigmatic individual is contained in Nu. 22:2–24:25. Subsequent allusions to him are found in Nu. 31:8, 16; Dt.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Balaam
BALAAM Beor’s son, a prophet or soothsayer from northern Mesopotamia who was hired by a Moabite king, Balak, to curse the Israelites who had arrived at the Jordan Valley opposite Jericho after 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Israel’s defeat of the Amorites (Nm 21:21–25) had instilled fear in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Balaam
Balaam (bay´luhm), a non-Israelite prophet known from both biblical and extrabiblical sources as a person from the region of Transjordan skilled in divination. The biblical material is found mainly in Num. 22–24, but archaeologists have also unearthed a plaster inscription from ca. 700 bce that refers
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Balaam
BALAAM. A prophet whose sin and failure made him an example to warn later ages (Num 22–24). Having defeated the Amorite kings Sihon and Og, and thus acquiring all the land from the Arnon to Mount Hermon, the Israelites settled in the plains of Moab to prepare for the invasion of Canaan. Though they had
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Balaam
BALAAM. The name Bilām occurs 50 times in Nu. 22–24; it is mentioned also in Nu. 31:8, 16; Dt. 23:4–5; Jos. 13:22; 24:9–10; Ne. 13:2; Mi. 6:5. In the Greek of the NT the name is written Balaam (2 Pet. 2:15; Jude 11; Rev. 2:14). Whereas Albright, in his attempt to date the oracles of Balaam in the 12th
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Balaam
Balaam (Heb. bilʿām)A prophet referred to in the OT and NT as well as in an 8th-century b.c.e. plaster inscription from Tell Deir ʿAllā in Jordan; the book of Numbers contains the most extensive material. Balaam is first introduced in the biblical material when the Israelites approach the land of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Balaam
Balaam [bāˊləm] (Heb. bil˒ām perhaps “devourer”). The son of Beor and resident of Pethor on the Euphrates (possibly Pitru on the Sajur river, a tributary of the Euphrates).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Balaam
BALAAM A seer or prophet from Pethor in upper Mesopotamia, the son of Beor. Balaam was hired by Balak, king of Moab, to curse the Israelites while they were encamped upon the plain of Moab and preparing to enter Canaan (Num 22:5). At first, warned by God, Balaam refused to go, but after repeated pleas
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Balaam
Ba´laam (b.c. 1451), the son of Beor, a man endowed with the gift of prophecy. Num. 22:5. He is mentioned in conjunction with the five kings of Midian, apparently as a person of the same rank. Num. 31:8; cf. 31:16. He seems to have lived at Pethor, Deut. 23:4; Num. 22:5, on the river Euphrates, in Mesopotamia.
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