Jesus in the Old Testament book of Numbers, prophecies of Balaam

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This post is written by my dad who died in May 2018 at the age of 85. My dad was a preacher and Bible teacher. Unfortunately, he did not write much. He was more of a speaker. However, I do have several short meditations he wrote. One I shared in the past: Why did Christ wear a crown of thorns at Calvary?

The one I share now is about seeing Christ in the prophecies of Balaam in Numbers.


As the people of Israel traveled from Egypt to Canaan a prophet called Balaam was hired by Balak to prophesy against them, but the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth and warned him against pronouncing a curse on Israel. Balaam gave several prophecies regarding Israel. In Numbers 23:21 he said the Lord his God is with him, referring to Israel, and the shout…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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