The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 903 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
balaamof Hebrew origin (01109)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
bal-ah-am' Noun Masculine
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.
NAS Word Usage - Total: 3
Balaam 3
NAS Verse Count
2 Peter1

Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Balaam". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.