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Balaam, Son of Beor
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
Balak, Son of Zippor
Balak, Son of Zippor (בָּלָק, balaq). A Moabite king, son of Zippor, who hired the Mesopotamian diviner Balaam to curse the Israelites (Num 22–24). As the Israelites camped on the plains of Moab after defeating the Amorites, Balak tried to prevent the demise of Moab and Midian at Israel’s hands by hiring