Balak



a Moabite king who sent for Balaam to come and curse the Israelites. Num. 22–23.
Historical Examples

They left Brutus at the gates of Balak and went off into the hills.
Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon

And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.
Select Masterpieces of Biblical Literature Various

He came on the stage with an air that almost deceived Balak and has deceived many.
The Expositor’s Bible:The Book of Numbers Robert A. Watson

While somewhat larger than Balak, it was neither commodious nor safe.
The World’s Progress, Vol. I (of X) Various

When he came to Balak he was unable to curse, and could do nothing but bless.
The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford Mark Rutherford

Reaching Pethor the messengers of Balak state their request.
The Expositor’s Bible:The Book of Numbers Robert A. Watson

Balak with his pathetic faith in cursing and incantation now seems a prince beside the augur.
The Expositor’s Bible:The Book of Numbers Robert A. Watson

Balak and his princes had not as yet ventured so far beyond the Arnon.
The Expositor’s Bible:The Book of Numbers Robert A. Watson

We cannot say that he showed extraordinary covetousness in desiring Balak’s silver and gold.
The Expositor’s Bible:The Book of Numbers Robert A. Watson

Whereupon Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, grew “sore afraid.”
Bible Romances George W. Foote

empty; spoiler, a son of Zippor, and king of the Moabites (Num. 22:2, 4). From fear of the Israelites, who were encamped near the confines of his territory, he applied to Balaam (q.v.) to curse them; but in vain (Josh. 24:9).

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