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Balak (Hebrew: בָּלָק Bālāq) was a king of Moab described in the Book of Numbers in the Hebrew Bible, where his dealings with the prophet Balaam are recounted. Balak tried to engage Balaam for the purpose of cursing the migrating Israelite community. On his journey to meet the princes of Moab, Balaam is stopped by an angel of the lord after beating his donkey. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Balak has received more than 276,338 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Balak is the 5,424th most popular politician (up from 6,781st in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Jordan and the 5th most popular Jordanian Politician.

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Among politicians, Balak ranks 5,424 out of 15,710Before him are Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, Horace Walpole, Pharnaces I of Pontus, Amadeus II, Count of Savoy, and Borrell II, Count of Barcelona. After him are John Russell, 1st Earl Russell, Psammuthes, Hugo Banzer, Lajos Batthyány, George Clinton, and Tervel of Bulgaria.

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Among people born in Jordan, Balak ranks 11 out of 37Before him are Al-Mahdi (744), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Menippus (-290), Judas of Galilee (-100), Nicomachus (60), and Philodemus (-110). After him are Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), Meleager of Gadara (-130), Simon bar Giora (100), Fouad Twal (1940), Phinehas (-1300), and Zaid ibn Shaker (1934).


Among politicians born in Jordan, Balak ranks 5Before him are Hussein of Jordan (1935), As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), and Abdullah II of Jordan (1962). After him are Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Abdullah Ensour (1939), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Omar Razzaz (1961), Haya bint Hussein (1974), Hani Mulki (1951), and Adnan Badran (1935).