Balaam Ben Beor Ben Janeas Ben Balaam Ben Beor

BalaamOh my – how wonderful are the things that we can learn once we begin to put the pieces together with a diligent heart toward learning truth. I love how Yehovah word opens up as we diligently seek for deeper understandings. The story surrounding Balaam, Bela his older brother and the 1st king of Edom (over Esau’s seed) and their father Beor is a perfect example of these deeper understandings. So much to learn and so much more to see and understand.

Bela Ben Beor

The first time we came across Bela in Yasher was right after “the sons of Esau” (led by his Eldest son Eliphaz) or, as I like to call them, “Esau’s seed” made a confederacy with Angeas, the king of Dinhabah/Africa, for troops to fight against Seir the Horite’s seed. He used these troops to take Seir’s land and pocessions and make them his own. After the battle Esau’s seed decided to install a king among them who was not of their brethren. They chose Bela ben Beor, from Dinhabah.

Yasher 57:16 And Esau’s seed would not listen to Seir’s seed, and Seir’s seed considered to make war with them. 17 And Esau’s seed sent secretly to Angeas king of Africa, the same is Dinhabah, saying, 18 Send unto us some of thy men and let them come unto us, and we will fight together with Seir the Horite’s seed, for they have resolved to fight with us to drive us away from the land.

Yasher 57:41 And there was a man there from the people of Angeas king of Dinhabah; his name was Bela ben Beor, who was a very valiant man, beautiful and comely and wise in all wisdom, and a man of sense and counsel; and there was none of the people of Angeas like unto him.
42 And all Esau’s seed took him and anointed him and they crowned him for a king, and they bowed down to him, and they said unto him, “May the king live, may the king live.”

Now these were the kings who reigned in the land of Edom before any king reigned over Israel’s seed: Bela ben Beor reigned in Edom, and the name of his city was Dinhabah. (Gen 36:31-32)

Bela, who I now understand to be the brother of Balaam, lived and ruled in Edom over Esau’s seed for only 30 years and was killed in a battle (a massacre really, they lost 200,000 men) with Israel’s seed and Egypt (Israel lost no men and Egypt lost only 12 men.

Balaam ben Beor

When Yasher introduced us to Balaam ben Beor, Balaam is only 15 years old. It is this Balaam and his great grandson (also a Balaam who has a father named Beor) who will prove themselves to be nemeses to Moses during the course of his whole life.

Yasher 61:8 And amongst the servants of Angeas was a youth fifteen years old, Balaam ben Beor was his name and the youth was very wise and understood the art of witchcraft.
9 And Angeas said unto Balaam, Conjure for us, I pray thee, with the witchcraft, that we may know who will prevail in this battle to which we are now proceeding.

As we continue our journey through Torah and Yasher we will find that both Balaam and His seed will turn up often, and always go to what they perceive to be the winning side and where they can have the most influence.

Who Is Beor, This Father Of Both Bela And Balaam?

So Who is this man Beor who has two of his sons known personally by the king of Dinhabah/Africa who rules over millions? One thing I know for sure is a man who is familiar with the occult and its practices and who has raised worldly-wise sons who have some of the same understandings. Yasher calls Beor “the Syrian.” It appears that he too came to the king of Africa to have some influence there.

Yasher 64:26 And Balaam ben Beor. the Syrian ….

Was Beor a shaman, a holy man who was both known and respected by the masses? Perhaps.

It Was Balaam Counseled Pharaoh To Kill Moses When He Was Born

Yasher 67:8 And it was after the death of the king of Chittim (Rome) that Balaam ben Beor fled from the land of Chittim, and he went and came to Egypt to Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Yasher 67:11 And in the hundred and thirtieth year of Israel’s going down to Egypt, Pharaoh dreamed …

Yasher 67:18 And Balaam ben Beor answered the king [Pharaoh] and said unto him, This means nothing else but a great evil that will spring up against Egypt in the latter days. 19 For a son will be born to Israel who will destroy all Egypt and its inhabitants, and bring forth the Israelites from Egypt with a mighty hand.

20 Now therefore, O king, take counsel upon this matter, that you may destroy the hope of Israel’s seed and their expectation, before this evil arises against Egypt.

Yasher 67:51 And the king ordered a proclamation to be issued and a law to be made throughout the land of Egypt, saying, Every male child born to the Hebrews from this day forward shall be thrown into the water.

As a young man in Pharaoh’s house Moses found out that Balaam had tried to kill him, not once, but twice before he was 4 years old. Moses then sought to kill him.

Yasher 70:37 And they [Israel’s seed] told him all the counsels which Balaam ben Beor had
counseled against them, and what he had also counseled against him in order to slay him when he had taken the king’s crown from off his head.
38 And when Moses heard these things his anger was kindled against Balaam, and he sought to kill him, and he was in ambush for him day by day.

Balaam Has Two Sons

When Balaam heard that Moses was out to kill him, he fled Egypt with His two sons. Who were they?

Yasher70:38 And when Moses heard these things his anger was kindled against Balaam, and he sought to kill him, and he was in ambush for him day by day. 39 And Balaam was afraid of Moses, and he and his two sons rose up and went forth from Egypt, and they fled and delivered their souls and betook themselves to the land of Cush to Kikianus, king of Cush.

But Balaam can not be trusted.

Yasher 72:6 And Balaam ben Beor, when the king of Cush had left him to guard the city and the poor of the city, he rose up and advised with the people of the land to rebel against king Kikianus, not to let him enter the city when he should come home.

Moses later helped the Cushites recover their city and Balaam fled from Cush and went back to Egypt.

Yasher 73:28 And Balaam the magician, when he saw that the city was taken, he opened the gate and he and his two sons and eight brothers fled and returned to Egypt to Pharaoh king of Egypt. 29 They are the sorcerers and magicians who are mentioned in the book of the law, standing against Moses when Yehovah brought the plagues upon Egypt.

Moses was 27 when he took the city and he reigned as the king of Cush for 40 years. The NT has the life of Moses all messed up.

Yasher 73:2 Moses was twenty-seven years old when he began to reign over Cush, and forty years did he reign.
3 And Yehovah granted Moses favor and grace in the eyes of all Cush’s seed, and Cush’s seed loved him exceedingly, so Moses was favored by Yehovah and by men.

Fifty-three years later when Moses (now 80 years old) returns to Egypt to deliver Israel’s seed. Balaam, Janeas and Jambres, at least, are still there.

Yasher 79:27 And when they {Moses and Aaron] had gone Pharaoh sent for Balaam the magician and to Janeas and Jambres his sons, and to all the magicians and conjurors and counselors which belonged to the king, and they all came and sat before the king.

Janeas Ben Balaam Has A Son Named Beor And A Grandson Named Balaam

In Israel’s 36th year in the wilderness Yehovah moved Sihon, king of the Amorities to take Moab’s land for himself. Look who he contacts.

Yasher 84:14 And in the thirty-sixth year of Israel’s seed’s departing from Egypt Yehovah smote the heart of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and he waged war, and went forth to fight against Moab’s seed.
15 And Sihon sent messengers to Beor ben Janeas ben Balaam, counselor to the king of Egypt, and to Balaam his son, to curse Moab, in order that it might be delivered into the hand of Sihon.

Beor Jr. and his son Balaam Jr. are “those who speak in proverbs” in Numbers 21.

So Israel took all these cities, and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and in all its villages. For Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and had taken all his land from his hand as far as the Arnon. Therefore those who speak in proverbs say: “Come to Heshbon, let it be built; Let the city of Sihon be repaired. “For fire went out from Heshbon, A flame from the city of Sihon; It consumed Ar of Moab, The lords of the heights of the Arnon. Woe to you, Moab! You have perished, O people of Chemosh! … (Num 21:25-29)

Yasher says the same thing.

Yasher 84:19 Therefore the parable speakers Beor and Balaam his son uttered these words, saying, Come unto Heshbon, the city of Sihon will be built and established. 20 Woe unto thee Moab! thou art lost, O people of Kemosh! behold it is written upon the book of the law of God.

Finally, it is Balaam Jr. ben Beor Jr. ben Jannes ben Balaam Sr. ben Beor Sr. whom Balak brings from to curse Israel.

Now Balak ben Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. And Moab was exceedingly afraid of the people because they were many, and Moab was sick with dread because of Israel’s seed. So Moab said to Midian’s elders, “Now this company will lick up everything around us, as an ox licks up the grass of the field.” And Balak ben Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. Then he sent messengers to Balaam ben Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the land of the sons of his people, to call him, saying: “Look, a people has come from Egypt. See, they cover the face of the earth, and are settling next to me! (Num 22:2-5)

Yasher 85:42 And Midian’s elders said to Moab, We have heard that at the time when Sihon king of the Amorites fought against you, when he prevailed over you and took your land, he had sent to Beor ben Janeas and to Balaam his son from Mesopotamia, and they came and cursed you; therefore did the hand of Sihon prevail over you, that he took your land.
43 Now therefore send you also to Balaam his son, for he still remains in his land, and give him his hire, that he may come and curse all the people of whom you are afraid; so Moab’s elders heard this thing, and it pleased them to send to Balaam ben Beor.

Go figure, two Balaams who have a father named Beor, all from the same seed.



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