Ba'lak (Heb. Balak', בָּלָק, empty; Sept. and N.T. Βαλάκ, Josephus, Βάλακος, Ant. 4:6, 2), son of Zippor, and king of the Moabites (Nu 22:2,4); he was so terrified at the approach of the victorious army of the Israelites, who, in their passage through the desert, had encamped near the confines of his territory, that he applied to Balaam, who was then reputed to possess great influence with the higher spirits, to curse them. B.C. 1618. But his hostile designs (Jos 24:9) were frustrated. SEE BALAAM. From Jg 11:25, it is clear that Balak was so certain of the fulfillment of Balaam's blessing, "Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee" (Nu 24:9), that he never afterward made the least military attempt to oppose the Israelites (comp. Mic 6:5; Re 2:14).

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