King of Moab who hired Balaam to curse Israel.

Balak was king in Moab when the people of Israel wanted to pass through in the time of Moses. Afraid of Israel’s strength, he summoned a soothsayer named Balaam to curse Israel. God intervened and Balaam blessed the people instead.

By Philip De Vere –, Philip De Vere is owner and curator of the prints in the User:Phillip Medhurst Collection of Bible illustrations. Medhurst's purchase and collation of prints illustrating the Bible ("The Phillip Medhurst Collection"), now housed at Belgrave Hall Leicester, was made possible by (and was within the terms of) the Kevin Victor Freestone Bequest. See and, CC BY-SA 3.0,

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