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Balak

ba'-ak (who lays waste or destroys, devastator, empty, spoiler)
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Balaam, Moab, Zippor
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Easton's Bible Dictionary

empty; spoiler, A son of Zippor, and king of the Moabites ( Numbers 22:2 , 22:4 ). 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 ( Joshua 24:9 ).


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Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names

who lays waste or destroys


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Smith's Bible Dictionary

(spoiler), Son of Zippor, king of the Moabites, who hired Balaam to curse the Israelites; but his designs were frustrated in the manner recorded in ( Numbers 22:24 ) (B.C. 1451.)


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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ba'-ak, balaq, ("devastator" or "one who lays waste"):

Mentioned in connection with the story of Balaam/Balak (Numbers 22 - 24 ; compare Joshua 24:9 ; Judges 11:25 ; Micah 6:5 ; Revelation 2:14). He was the king of Moab who hired Balaam to pronounce a curse on the Israelites.

See BALAAM.


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