• Balaam's ass 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Fresco of Balaam's ass who sees angels blocking path
    • Balaam, ass, and angel 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Origen claimed the magi as descendants of Balaam, but Jerome captured the spirit of their role when he wrote: "To confound the Jews a star arose in the East, they [the Jews] were to learn of the birth of Christ from the ...
    • Mary, Christ, and Balaam 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Building on Numbers 24:17, "A star shall rise out of Jacob , and a scepter shall spring up from Israel" the fathers set forth Balaam, a non-Jew, as a prophet belonging to the race and profession of the Magi. Balaam pointing ...
    • Mary, Jesus & Balaam 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1971)
      Balaam is pointing to the star above Mary's head, Catacomb of Priscilla. A reference to Numbers 24:17.