Balaam

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noun Ba·laam \ˈbā-ləm\

Definition of Balaam

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of balaam

Greek, from Hebrew Bilʽām


First Known Use: before 12th century


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