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Num 22:1

“encamped in the plains of Moab.” As per Numbers 21, the Israelites had just conquered the Transjordan almost as far north as Damascus, the kingdoms of Sihon and then Og. Now they turn south and camp in the plains of Moab right next to the Jordan River because the area was wide and was right across from Jericho, which was to be their first conquest in the Promised Land.

“beyond the Jordan.” In this context this refers to the east side of the Jordan River.

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Num 22:5

“the surface of the earth.” The Hebrew uses the idiomatic phrase, they cover the “eye” of the earth. This phrase also occurs in verses such as Exodus 10:5, 15; and Numbers 22:11.

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Num 22:11

“the surface of the earth.” The Hebrew uses the idiomatic phrase, they cover the “eye” of the earth. This phrase also occurs in verses such as Exodus 10:5, 15; and Numbers 22:5.

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Num 22:21

“Balaam rose up.” There is no indication that the men of Moab had come to Balaam before he went to them. This shows that Balaam was likely so intent on personal enrichment that without the intervention of the angel he would have ignored his own statement that he could not go beyond the word of Yahweh and said whatever it took to get Balak to give him the money and honor he wanted. He had no personal love for Israel, as we see in the record of his life.

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Num 22:22

“as an adversary.” If God had really wanted to kill Balaam then He could have, and the fact that He did not, and that the angel miraculously appeared to the donkey shows that God was just trying to impress upon Balaam the seriousness of the situation and the need to speak only what God told him to speak (cp. Num. 22:35).

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Num 22:28

“Yahweh opened the mouth of the donkey.” God has the power to give human speech to animals. In the future an eagle will give earth warnings from God (Rev. 8:13).

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