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(Bible) Old Testament a Mesopotamian diviner who, when summoned to curse the Israelites, prophesied future glories for them instead, after being reproached by his ass (Numbers 22–23)
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(ˈbeɪ ləm)

a Mesopotamian diviner who, when commanded to curse the Israelites, blessed them instead after being rebuked by the ass he rode. Num. 22–23.
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(1.) Menachem Leibtag,"Bilaam: The prophet and the consultant" www.vbm-torah.
Lo, a nation that will dwell alone; not to be reckoned among the peoples (From Bilaams' vision, Numbers 10:23).