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Meaning of Balaam

Ba•laam

Pronunciation: (bā'lum), [key]
— n.
  1. a Mesopotamian diviner who, when commanded by Balak to curse the Israelites, blessed them and uttered favorable prophecies after having been rebuked by the ass he rode. Num. 22–23.
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