Weekly parsha #40 includes Numbers 22-25. Numbers 22 is the account of Bil’am and Balak. There are so many lessons that can be gleaned from this story and from this parsha.
The main characters of the story are:
- Balak, king of the Moabites (where Jordan is today on the east side of the Dead Sea)
- Bil’am, a diviner from up near the Euphrates River (likely in Syria about 400 miles north of Moab)
- Israel – camping on the east side of the Jordan, just north of Moab
- Yehovah – orchestrating all these events and revealing his heart to us in this story
This article will focus on the latter – How Yehovah reveals himself in this story. (more…)