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Weekly parashah #41: Balak

  • Torah: B'midbar (Numbers) 22:2-25:9
  • Haftarah: Mikhah (Micah) 5:6-6:8
  • Greek Scriptures: Yochanan (John) 13-14

(In regular years read with previous parashah. In leap years read by itself.)

THE PROPHET BALAAM AND HIS ASS- Rembrandt van Rijn

 

Numbers 22:2

Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

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The Hebrew Word

 

Balak (Strong's #1111) is the proper name of an Israelite. The name means "waster" and it is used 43 times in 40 verses in the Tanakh.

First use in Scripture

The first time Balak is used in Scripture is in Numbers 22:2.

Numbers 22:2

Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

 

Last use in Scripture

The last time Balak is used in Scripture is in Micah 6:6.

Micah 6:6

"My people, remember now What Balak king of Moab counseled And what Balaam son of Beor answered him, And from Shittim to Gilgal, So that you might know the righteous acts of the LORD."

 

Parashah Outline

  • Balak sends for Balaam - Numbers 22:2
  • The Angel and Balaam - Numbers 22:22
  • The Prophecies of Balaam - Numbers 23:1
  • The Prophecy from Pe'or - Numbers 24:1
  • The Sin of Pe'or - Numbers 25:1

 

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Today is

Yom Chamishi, 10 Sivan, 5778

Thursday, May 24, 2018

 

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