Balaam

noun
Ba·​laam | \ ˈbā-ləm How to pronounce Balaam (audio) \

Definition of Balaam

: an Old Testament prophet who is reproached by the ass he is riding and rebuked by God's angel while on the way to meet with an enemy of Israel

First Known Use of Balaam

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Balaam

Greek, from Hebrew Bilʽām

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“Balaam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balaam. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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