empty; spoiler, a son of Zippor, and king of the Moabites ( Numbers 22:2 Numbers 22:4 ). From fear of the Israelites, who were encamped near the confines of his territory, he applied to Balaam (q.v.) to curse them; but in vain ( Joshua 24:9 ).
who lays waste or destroys
(spoiler ), son of Zippor, king of the Moabites, who hired Balaam to curse the Israelites; but his designs were frustrated int he manner recorded in ( Numbers 22:24 ) (B.C. 1451.)
ba'-ak balaq, ("devastator" or "one who lays waste"):
Mentioned in connection with the story of Balaam/Balak (Numbers 22-24; compare Joshua 24:9; Judges 11:25; Micah 6:5; Revelation 2:14). He was the king of Moab who hired Balaam to pronounce a curse on the Israelites.
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