WAS PAUL TYPOLOGICALY LINKED WITH BALAAM By Andre Austin I went to a small pocket dictionary, Nelson’s new compact Illustrated bible dictionary to find out who Balaam was. “ Balaam, A seer summoned by a Moabite King Balak to pronounce a curse on Israel before its entrance into Canaan. Instead he spoke a series of Blessings (Numbers chapter 22 & 24). There are many references to Balaam in both the OT a d NT; in the NT he becomes the false prophet. In the letter of St James Paul is equated with a untamed lying horse with bits and bridle in the mouth. “no man can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With the tongue we praise (Bless) our lord and father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God’s likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise (Blessing) and cursing. My brothers, this should not be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?” (James 3:1-11). If we back up to James 1:26 we know the Tongue, bit, bridle analogy applies to men “If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue”. A rein (restraint) is fastened to a bit which is part of the Bridle on a Horse. Paul refers to James Rein as a yoke around his neck (Acts 15:10-13) or yoke as a crosspiece on the head of a boat’s rudder that James talks about as restraining the Tongue in James 3:4. Robert Eisenman in Volume 2 p.324 identifies Paul as the lying Tongue speaking on Blessing/Cursing (or the Law of Moses being superseded by the death of Christ. What does Paul say: A. “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us for it is written: cursed is everyone who is hung on a Tree. He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to Gentiles through Christ Jesus.( Galatians 3:13-14) Keep John 7:49 in mind as I move on with quotes from Jude, 2 Peter and Revelations about Balaam, Moses Law and other relevant matters. “People who knoweth not the Law are cursed”. 2 Peter 2 I will quote in part “These men blaspheme in matters they do understand. They are like brute beast, creatures of instinct, born only to be caught and destroyed… They will be paid back with harm for the harm they have done. Their idea of pleasure is to carouse in broad daylight. They are blots and blemishes, reveling in their pleasures while they feast with you. With eyes full of adultery, they never stop sinning; they seduce the unstable, they are experts in greed an accursed brood (A young animal kept for breeding). They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam, son of Beor, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey-a beast without speech who spoke with a man’s voiced and restrained the prophet’s madness. These men are springs without water and mists driven by a storm. Blackest darkness is reserved for them. For they mouth empty boastful words and by appealing to the lustful desires of sinful nature, they entice people who are just escaping from those who live in error. Peter then goes on to say these people are entangled in it which is an allusion to the three nets of Belial of fornication, wealth and pollution of the sanctuary. Peter then states: “It would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness (Law), than to have known it and then turn their backs on the command that was passed on to them…A sow that is washed goes back to her wallowing mud”. This was the same mixing of liquids analogy James talked about. When Revelations talks about “Lukewarm” balance there is no mixing of Hot or Cold. Robert Eisenman believes all of this Belial , Balaam and Balak imagery applied to the Arab Herodians see Volume 2 p.208. Paul admits he is a relative of the Herodians (Romans 16:11). So the person who understood the Law but turn their back can be applied to the Scales (balance scale) that drops from the eyes (understanding) see Acts 9:18. In the Damascus Document (DD) Blindness to Israel where those who didn’t keep the whole Law. 2 Peter 3:15 blames people misunderstanding Paul which causes the people to go unstable (Unbalance) and follow Balaam. I would think so if he no longer understands and see the scales on his eyes. James 2: 8-12 actually alludes to Paul being unstable (stumbling off balance) because he’s not keeping the whole Law by faith & works. The letter of Jude uses the same theme as 2 Peter 2 and the DD but Talks about the Shepherd’s (Arabs) being evil with the Star of Venus/Lucifer/Satan. In the very same way these dreamers pollute their own bodies, reject their own bodies, reject authority…disputing with the devil (Set=Donkey) about the body (Laws) of Moses…yet these men speak abusively against Moses against whatever they do not understand, and what things they do understand by instinct, like unreasonable animals (stubborn Mules)-these are the very things that destroy them. “These people are blemishes at your love feasts, eating with you without the slightest qualm—shepherds who feed only themselves. They are clouds without rain, blown along by the wind; autumn trees, without fruit and uprooted—twice dead. 13 They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever” (Letter of Jude). I know this wandering star is Venus because it uses the same description Pliny the Elder gives in his book Natural History Revelation 2: Talks about people with double-edged sword…You did renounce your faith in me even in the days of Antipas (A Herodian/Arab)…you have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and sexual immorality…those that overcome will be given manna, a white Tombstone and the Venus/morning star. Venus can be applied to Satan of God. The Damascus Document also talks about smiting the Shepherd (Arabs) with a sword in conjunction with Star of Jacob. We see later in Revelations 6:5 of a Black horse (Paul) with scales suffering a fate of blood running up to his bit & bridle that James 3:1-11 linked with the lying Paul (Rev 14:20) being killed by a White Horse (Domitian) see Revelation 19:11-20. People also should read Plato’s Phaedrus . Plato and Revelation both talk about blood going up to the mouth of the Horse’s Bridle, and there are many more similarities to set up a legitimate typology.