Balak

Balak (Bay┬┤lak)

The king of Moab and principal antagonist in the Balaam story (Num 22-24). His pathetic plea for a curse against Israel casts him as a tragic figure, yet places him in comic contrast to the prophet who blesses Israel.

Num 22-24

Balak Summons Balaam to Curse Israel
1The Israelites set out, and camped in the plains of Moab across the Jordan from Jericho.2Now Balak son of Zippor saw all t ... View more

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