Word Summary
Bil'am: a prophet
Original Word: בִּלְעָם
Transliteration: Bil'am
Phonetic Spelling: (bil-awm')
Part of Speech: proper name, masculine; proper name, of a location
Short Definition: a prophet
Meaning: Balaam -- a prophet
Strong's Concordance
Balaam, Bileam

Probably from bal and am; not (of the) people, i.e. Foreigner; Bilam, a Mesopotamian prophet; also a place in Palestine -- Balaam, Bileam.

see HEBREW bal

see HEBREW am


H1109. Bil

'am I. בִּלְעָםproper name, masculine Balaam (according to Sta§ 293 = בלע‎ + ם‎; NbrStud. Bib. i, 226 proposes בל‎ = בעל‎ + (god) עם‎), son of בְּעוֺר‎, prophet from מְּתוֺר‎ (q. v.): — Numbers 22:5, 7, 8, 9 47t. Numbers 22-24 (all J E) 31:8, 16 (P) Deuteronomy 23:5; 23:6 (D) (compare RD Joshua 13:22) 24:9-10, (E) Micah 6:5; Nehemiah 13:2.

II. בִּלְעָםproper name, of a location town in Manasseh 1 Chronicles 6:55; A Ιβλααμ, ᵐ5L Ιεβλααμ = יִבְלְעָם‎ (q. v.) Joshua 17:11 2t.; modern Bel`ame, 6 hours north of Nâblus, BdPal 228, so Surveyii. 47.