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Balaam

[bey-luh m] /ˈbeɪ ləm/
noun
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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Balaamite
[bey-luh-mahyt] /ˈbeɪ ləˌmaɪt/ (Show IPA),
noun
Balaamitical
[bey-luh-mit-i-kuh l] /ˌbeɪ ləˈmɪt ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Balaam

/ˈbeɪlæm/
noun
1.
(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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