7 Bible
71 Old Testament
71E Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua: from the bondage of the Israelites in Egypt to their settlement in Canaan
71E3 Numbers: the wandering in the wilderness, the Israelites leave Mount Sinai and reach Canaan
71E33 Numbers (part III): events in Moab

71E331 The story of Balaam (Numbers 22-24)

            71E3311 the Moabite King Balak, alarmed by the arrival of the Israelites, sends messengers to Balaam to pronounce a curse on them
            71E3312 Balaam receives the messengers of the Moabite King Balak
            71E3313 new messengers are sent to Balaam
            71E3314 an angel holding a sword bars the way and causes Balaam's ass to turn aside; the angel is invisible to Balaam (6)
            71E3315 Balaam and King Balak meet and together they make a sacrifice
            71E3316 Balaam the prophet is rebuked by King Balak
            71E3317 Balaam's final prophecies ~ the Israelites: 'star of Jacob'
            71E3318 Balaam parting from Balak

Workshop of Frans Francken the Younger
Balaam and the Ass

Pieter Lastman
The Prophet Balaam and the Ass

Balaam and the Ass

School of Rembrandt
Bileam and the Donkey

Barend Fabritius
Balaam strikes his ass

The Angel Threatening Balaam
c. 1640-42