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Joshua 13:22

The sons of Israel also killed Balaam the son of Beor, the diviner, with the sword among the rest of their slain.
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Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Balaam;   Reubenites;   Topography;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Amorites, the;   Reuben, the Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Balaam;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gad;   Manasseh, tribe of;   Reuben;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Land (of Israel);   Easton Bible Dictionary - Divination;   Midianite;   Prophet;   Soothsayer;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ashtaroth;   Baal (1);   Balaam;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Moab and the Moabite Stone;   Tribes of Israel, the;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Beor;   Jokneam;   Joshua;   Numbers, Book of;   Priests and Levites;   Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Soothsaying;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Balaam;   Heshbon ;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Balaam;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Heshbon;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Be'or;  
Encyclopedias:
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Balaam;   Beor;   Joshua, Book of;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Balaam;   Beor;   Divination;   War;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Balaam also, the son of Beor the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword,.... At the same time that the princes of Midian were slain, and which is also observed; see Gill on Numbers 31:8. Kimchi supposes that he returned to Midian, on hearing that the counsel he gave to them, to ensnare Israel with their daughters, had taken effect, in order to receive his wages, and so received his righteous doom and just reward; it is commonly said by the JewsF13T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 106. 2. Kimchi in loc. , that he was slain by Phinehas:

among them that were slain by them; among the above princes, and the common soldiers, of which there was a great slaughter; even all the males of Midian were slain, Numbers 31:7.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-13.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

f Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.

(f) So that both they who obeyed wicked counsel and the wicked counsellor perished by the just judgment of God.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-13.html. 1599-1645.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

I detain the Reader at this verse, just for him to remark with me, the sure end of such men. I refer back to the history of Balaam in the Commentary, see Numbers 22:23-24, for a more particular relation of this very awful character: as also for the same record of his death: Numbers 31:8.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/joshua-13.html. 1828.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.

Were slain by them — This was recorded before, Numbers 31:8, and is here repeated, because the defeating of Balaam's purpose to curse Israel, and the turning that curse into a blessing, was such an instance of the power and goodness of God, as was fit to be had in everlasting remembrance.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-13.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 13:22 Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.

Ver. 22. Balaam also the son of Beor.] The spellman of Satan: though by his words he might seem a friend to Israel, yet was he worthily cut off by them for his wicked counsel. So shall all such perish as "turn aside, like Balaam, unto their crooked ways: but peace shall be upon Israel." [Psalms 125:5] See 1:11.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-13.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Ver. 22. Balaam also the son of Beor, the sooth-sayer, did the children of Israel slay Why is mention here made of Balaam? Probably, as we must suppose, because he had advised Sihon and the Midianitish princes to engage in war against the children of Israel. At least it is very certain, that he had suggested to the Midianites the means of reducing the Israelites to idolatry. See Numbers 25:17.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/joshua-13.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

The soothsayer; so he was in truth, though a prophet { 2 Peter 2:16} in title and profession. See Numbers 24:25.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-13.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

22.Balaam’ the soothsayer — A Syrian prophet and diviner whom Balak hired to curse Israel, but whose curses were supernaturally turned to blessings in his mouth. His history and oracles are detailed in Numbers 22-24.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-13.html. 1874-1909.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Joshua 13:22. Were slain by them — This was recorded before, (Numbers 31:8,) and is here repeated, because the defeating of Balaam’s purpose to curse Israel, and the turning that curse into a blessing, was such an instance of the power and goodness of God, as was fit to be had in everlasting rememberance.

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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". Joseph Benson's Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/joshua-13.html. 1857.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Slain. Septuagint, "they slew Balaam....with the sword in the moment," Numbers xxii. 5., and xxxi. 8. (Haydock)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-13.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Balaam. Compare Numbers 22:5; Numbers 24:3, Numbers 24:15, Numbers 31:8. Deuteronomy 23:4.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-13.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.

Balaam also ... the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword, [ haqowceem (Hebrew #7080)] - the diviner (see the note at Numbers 22:5; Numbers 31:8). The notice of his death is repeated here as having taken place in the battle in which the princes of Midian fell.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-13.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, did the children of Israel slay with the sword among them that were slain by them.
Balaam
Numbers 22:5-7; 24:1; 31:8; 2 Peter 2:15; Jude 1:11; Revelation 2:14; 19:20
soothsayer
or, diviner.
Reciprocal: Numbers 22:4 - elders;  Numbers 24:25 - GeneralJeremiah 27:9 - hearken

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 13:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-13.html.