So Balaam is a sorcerer of sorts, he utters blessings and curses, and there is a talking donkey and sword wielding angel to boot!
Who set up Balaam in the first place to be blessing and cursing? How does someone get that gig in ancient times? Is there any modern-day counter part?
Cameo-D ....great observations!
.........note to self- NEVER read Andrew Lang's version of Arabian Nights to children the month before covering Numbers..........