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Lexicon :: Strong's G903 - balaam

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Βαλαάμ
Transliteration
balaam (Key)
Pronunciation
bal-ah-am'
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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Hebrew origin בִּלְעָם (H1109)
mGNT
3x in 2 unique form(s)
TR
3x in 2 unique form(s)
LXX
62x in 1 unique form(s)
Dictionary Aids

TDNT Reference: 1:524,91

Strong’s Definitions

Βαλαάμ Balaám, bal-ah-am'; of Hebrew origin (H1109); Balaam, a Mesopotamian (symbolic of a false teacher):—Balaam.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x

The KJV translates Strong's G903 in the following manner: Balaam (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 3x
The KJV translates Strong's G903 in the following manner: Balaam (3x).
  1. Balaam meaning "perhaps"

    1. A native of Pethor a city in Mesopotamia, endued by Jehovah with prophetic power. He was hired by Balak 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. Hence later the Jews saw him as a most abandoned deceiver.

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
Βαλαάμ Balaám, bal-ah-am'; of Hebrew origin (H1109); Balaam, a Mesopotamian (symbolic of a false teacher):—Balaam.
STRONGS G903:
Βαλαάμ, , indeclinable (in 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, Βάλαμος), 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.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Numbers
22-24
Deuteronomy
23:5
Joshua
13:22; 24:9
Micah
6:5
2 Peter
2:15
Jude
1:11
Revelation
2:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G903 matches the Greek Βαλαάμ (balaam),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:15 - καταλίποντες τὴν εὐθεῖαν ὁδὸν ἐπλανήθησαν ἐξακολουθήσαντες τῇ ὁδῷ τοῦ Βαλαὰμ G903 τοῦ Βοσόρ ὃς μισθὸν ἀδικίας ἠγάπησεν
Unchecked Copy BoxJde 1:11 - οὐαὶ αὐτοῖς ὅτι τῇ ὁδῷ τοῦ Κάϊν ἐπορεύθησαν καὶ τῇ πλάνῃ τοῦ Βαλαὰμ G903 μισθοῦ ἐξεχύθησαν καὶ τῇ ἀντιλογίᾳ τοῦ Κόρε ἀπώλοντο
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 2:14 - ἀλλ᾽ ἔχω κατὰ σοῦ ὀλίγα ὅτι ἔχεις ἐκεῖ κρατοῦντας τὴν διδαχὴν Βαλαάμ G903 ὃς ἐδίδασκεν ἕν τῷ Βαλὰκ βαλεῖν σκάνδαλον ἐνώπιον τῶν υἱῶν Ἰσραήλ φαγεῖν εἰδωλόθυτα καὶ πορνεῦσαι
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