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The Prophet Balaam in a 6th Century Aramaic Inscription

Jacob Hoftijzer
The Biblical Archaeologist
Vol. 39, No. 1 (Mar., 1976), pp. 11-17
DOI: 10.2307/3209412
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3209412
Page Count: 7
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The Prophet Balaam in a 6th Century Aramaic Inscription
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Abstract

In Numbers 22-24, Balaam, a non-Israelite prophet, is ordered by the King of Moab in Transjordania to curse the invading Israelites. Instead, through God's intervention, Balaam blesses them. In 1967, at Tell Deir- ˓Alla in Jordan, curses of Balaam were found inscribed on a stele.

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