903. Balaam
Strong's Concordance
Balaam: Balaam, an unrighteous prophet
Original Word: Βαλαάμ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Balaam
Phonetic Spelling: (bal-ah-am')
Definition: Balaam, an unrighteous prophet
Usage: Balaam, son of Beor of Pethor on the Euphrates, a soothsayer in the Old Testament.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin Bilam
Balaam, an unrighteous prophet
NASB Translation
Balaam (3).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 903: Βαλαάμ

Βαλαάμ, , indeclinable (in the Sept. for בִּלְעָם, according to Gesenius (perhaps) from בַּל and עָם non-populus, i. e. foreign; according to Jo. Simonis equivalent to עָם בֶּלַע a swallowing up of the people; in Josephus, Βαλαμος), Balaam (or Bileam), a native of Pethor a city of Mesopotamia, endued by Jehovah with prophetic power. He was hired by Balak (see Βαλάκ) to curse the Israelites; and influenced by the love of reward, he wished to gratify Balak; but he was compelled by Jehovah's power to bless them (Numbers 22-24; Deuteronomy 23:5; Joshua 13:22; Joshua 24:9; Micah 6:5). Hence, the later Jews saw in him a most abandoned deceiver: Revelation 2:14; 2 Peter 2:15; Jude 1:11. Cf. Winers RWB (and BB. DD.) under the word.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

Of Hebrew origin (Bil'am); Balaam, a Mesopotamian (symbolic of a false teacher) -- Balaam.

see HEBREW Bil'am

Forms and Transliterations
Βαλααμ Βαλαάμ Βαλαὰμ Balaam Balaám Balaàm
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
2 Peter 2:15 N
GRK: ὁδῷ τοῦ Βαλαὰμ τοῦ Βοσόρ
NAS: the way of Balaam, the [son] of Beor,
KJV: the way of Balaam [the son] of Bosor,
INT: way of Balaam [son] of Beor

Jude 1:11 N
GRK: πλάνῃ τοῦ Βαλαὰμ μισθοῦ ἐξεχύθησαν
NAS: into the error of Balaam, and perished
KJV: the error of Balaam for reward,
INT: error of Balaam for reward rushed

Revelation 2:14 N
GRK: τὴν διδαχὴν Βαλαάμ ὃς ἐδίδασκεν
NAS: the teaching of Balaam, who
KJV: the doctrine of Balaam, who
INT: the teaching of Balaam who taught

Strong's Greek 903
3 Occurrences

Βαλαὰμ — 3 Occ.

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