Pethor or Petor is identified in the Hebrew Bible as the home of the prophet (or diviner) Balaam, near to the Euphrates River (literally, the River). … In Deuteronomy, Baalam is described as “Balaam the son of Beor from Pethor of Mesopotamia” (literally, Aram Naharaim).
Where is Mesopotamia in the Bible?
From the Garden of Eden to Abraham, Daniel in the lions’ den and the Tower of Babel, the ancient land now known as Iraq is considered the birthplace of the Bible. Mesopotamia, literally the land between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates, is the reason this land is so lush.
Why did Balaam beat his donkey?
Balaam got up in the morning, saddled his donkey and went with the princes of Moab. But God was very angry when he went, and the angel of the LORD stood in the road to oppose him. … Balaam beat her to get her back on the road.