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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 300,915 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Balak is the 5,424th most popular politician (down from 5,418th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Jordan (up from 11th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Politician.

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  • 21

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Among politicians, Balak ranks 5,424 out of 15,577Before him are Jerzy Buzek, Mate Boban, Anna of Hohenstaufen, Joan III, Countess of Burgundy, Khendjer, and Louis, Prince of Condé. After him are Zimri-Lim, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Charles II, Duke of Savoy, Sinan Pasha, Tanaka Giichi, and George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford.

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Among people born in Jordan, Balak ranks 10 out of 44Before him are As-Saffah (722), Al-Mahdi (744), Menippus (-290), Abdullah II of Jordan (1962), Nicomachus (60), and Philodemus (-110). After him are Simon bar Giora (100), Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (1966), Jair (-1000), Meleager of Gadara (-130), Phinehas (-1300), and Fouad Twal (1940).


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 Jair (-1000), Fayez Tarawneh (1949), Nayef Hawatmeh (1938), Marouf al-Bakhit (1947), Zaid ibn Shaker (1934), Prince Hassan bin Talal (1947), and Abdullah Ensour (1939).