Secret to the End of Days | Balaam’s Prophecy
In Secret to the End of Days | Balaam’s Prophecy, we look to the writings of Rambam to gain more understand of Balaam’s prophecy of the nation of Israel.
In writing about Moshiach, the Rambam states in his Code of Law, Yad HaChazakah :8 “Whoever does not believe in him or does not await his coming, denies not only [the statements of] the other prophets, but also [those of] the Torah and of Moshe, our teacher, for the Torah attests to his coming, stating:9‘And the L-rd your G-d will bring back your captivity and have compassion upon you. He will return and gather you [from among all the nations]…. Even if your dispersed ones are in the furthest reaches of the heavens, [from there will G-d gather you in]…. G-d will bring [to the land]….’ ”
The Rambam continues: “There is also a reference [to Moshiach] in the passage concerning Bilam, who prophesies about the two anointed [kings]: the first anointed [king],10 David, who saved Israel from her oppressors, and the final anointed [king], who will arise from among his [David’s] descendants and save Israel [at the End of Days].11