Posts tagged Talking Ass

Balak (King of Moab)

Balak

Numbers 22:2 to 25:9 In Balak we encounter the strange story of Balaam, the sorcerer, and his talking donkey/ass. However, we learn that the story can take on added meaning if we change the ending. This week, while researching for these comments, I came across an article focusing on Ballam’s treatment of his donkey/she-ass. It […]

Balak – Torah In Haiku

Balak

An angel of God … Seen by the talking donkey … But not by Balaam — Torah stories don’t get much stranger than this week’s tale of Balak, King of Moab, who calls upon Balaam, a non-Jewish prophet, to curse the Israelites. This one includes a talking donkey, a prophet unable to see an angel […]

Balak (King of Moab)

Balaam's view of Israel

Numbers 22:2 to 25:9 The time – 40 years after the Exodus from Egypt….. The location – Outside of the Israelite camp…. For the first time we view the Israelite people as others see them…. A powerful people to be feared. “Balak son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.” Moab was alarmed […]

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