Hebrew: בָּלָק —transliteration: Ḇālāq
Meaning: empty; spoiler
King Balak was a son of Zippor, and king of the Moabites (Numbers 22:2, 4).
From fear of the Israelites, who were encamped near the confines of his territory, he asked Balaam to curse them, but in vain (Joshua 24:9).
The book of Revelation also mentions Balak…
And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
The One who has the sharp two-edged sword says this:
‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is; and you hold fast My name, and did not deny My faith even in the days of Antipas, My witness, My faithful one, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells. But I have a few things against you, because you have there some who hold the teaching of Balaam, who kept teaching Balak to put a stumbling block before the sons of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols and to commit acts of immorality. —Revelation 2:12-14
Article Version: February 8, 2018