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Balak (Hebrew: בָּלָ֖ק, Balak) was the son of Zippor (Numbers 22:2 , and Joshua 24:9 ) and the king of the Moabites, most well known for his attempt to curse the Israelites while they were camped in the pains of Moab by hiring Balaam. Balak died when Joshua began his conquest of Canaan.

Balak is mentioned in the book of Revelation:

Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality. Revelation 2:14

Biblical record


  • Smith’s Revised Bible Dictionary, 1999.