Balaam <903>

Balaam Balaam

Pronunciation:bal-ah-am'
Origin:of Hebrew origin 01109 Melb
Reference:TDNT - 1:524,91
PrtSpch:n pr m
In Greek:balaam 3
In NET:Balaam 1, Balaam's 1, of Balaam 1
In AV:Balaam 3
Count:3
Definition:Balaam = "perhaps"

1) A native of Pethor a city in Mesopotamia, endued by Jehovah with
prophetic power. He was hired by Balak to curse the Israelites;
and influenced by the love of reward, he wished to gratify Balak;
but he was compelled by Jehovah's power to bless them. Hence
later the Jews saw him as a most abandoned deceiver.
of Hebrew origin (1109); Balaam, a Mesopotamian (symbolic of a false
teacher):-Balaam.
see HEBREW for 01109
Variations
in Bible:
Balaam (NET, KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, TEV)
Balak (NET, KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, TEV)

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