1109. Bil'am
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Bil'am: Balaam
Original Word: בִּלְעָם
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine; proper name, of a location
Transliteration: Bil'am
Phonetic Spelling: (bil-awm')
Short Definition: Balaam

I. בִּלְעָם proper name, masculine Balaam (according to Sta§ 293 = בלע + ם; NbrStud. Bib. i, 226 proposes בל = בעל + (god) עם), son of בְּעוֺר, prophet from מְּתוֺר (q. v.): — Numbers 22:5,7,8,9 47t. Numbers 22-24 (all J E) Numbers 31:8,16 (P) Deuteronomy 23:5; Deuteronomy 23:6 (D) (compare RD Joshua 13:22) Joshua 24:9,10 (E) Micah 6:5; Nehemiah 13:2.

II. בִּלְעָם proper name, of a location town in Manasseh 1 Chronicles 6:55; A Ιβλααμ, ᵐ5L Ιεβλααμ = יִבְלְעָם (q. v.) Joshua 17:11 2t.; modern Bel`ame, 6 hours north of Nâblus, BdPal 228, so Surveyii. 47.

Balaam, Bileam

Probably from bal and am; not (of the) people, i.e. Foreigner; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine -- Balaam, Bileam.

see HEBREW bal

see HEBREW am

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