[b-hebrew] Why G-d became angry with Bil\am
hadeesh at sbcglobal.net
Tue Sep 25 14:10:42 EDT 2012
Yes, thank you Phil. If I had noticed that in the past, I had surely forgotten
it. I agree that too is an issue.
From: Philip Hardy <technologist1 at gmx.us>
To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org; David Kolinsky <hadeesh at sbcglobal.net>
Sent: Tue, September 25, 2012 10:54:19 AM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Why G-d became angry with Bil\am
In Numbers 22:20-22 Ba'laam was told by Elohim "IF the men come to call
thee, rise up, and go with them:..." Then it says ..."Ba'laam rose up in the
morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the Princes..." It never say that
the men came to call. Kind of like when moses was told to speak to the rock but
he struck it instead. I believe this, not following exact instructions, is what
----- Original Message -----
>From: David Kolinsky
>Sent: 09/25/12 11:55 AM
>To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
>Subject: [b-hebrew] Why G-d became angry with Bil\am
>First, I want to wish to all an easy fast and a most fulfilling and spiritual
>Yom haKippureem to those celebrating.
>nir cohen wrote:
>"this chapter raises one more problem: god allows bilam to go (22:20) but
>disapproves when he does go (22:22).:
>Karl W. Randolph wrote:
"As for the second question, why God first refused, then allowed Balaam to go? I
don’t know either, and any answer I’d propose at this time will be speculation.
I’ve puzzled over this many a time."
The answer is that Bil\am saddled his donkey, AeToN - figure out the etymology
for that word and you will understand why G-d became angry with him.
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