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Balak: Abraham and Balaam

Numbers 22:2-25:9

Two biblical figures both saddle their own animals to get on with their task—and that's not the only thing they have in common. (Click here for source sheet.)

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Sylvia herskowitz on July 8, 2012 at 8:12 am (Reply)
Another point of similarity between Abraham and Balaam is that they both came from Aram Naharaim.
Shoshana Zeisa on July 12, 2012 at 6:41 am (Reply)
In modern Hebrew, a "hamor" is male and an "aton" is female. The verbs used for Balaam's ass also indicate that it was female. That's the difference. If it has any deeper meaning, I don't know.

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