Saturday, July 22, 2017

Balaam and the Book of Revelation

DR. RABBI JOSHUA GARROWAY: Balaam the Seducer of Jews and an Early Christian Polemic (
Ancient Jewish interpreters imagined Balaam as the prototypical Gentile seducer. This trope was used by John of Patmos, the author of the book of Revelation and himself a Jew, to polemicize against his rivals among the early Christians.

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