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What ever happened to Balak after the Bil'am affair? Bil'am is referred to often as Bil'am HaRasha' (the wicked), and he is blamed for the entire encounter as well as the Ba'al Pe'or incident. But wasn't Balak to blame for conceiving of the idea of cursing Bnei Yisrael? I thought the Ba'al Pe'or idea was the Plan B of that effort, which I'd think would at least give him a share of the blame there as well. Did he repent? Do we know anything of his descendants?

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Bil'am is also killed in the later war with Midyan. –  Double AA Mar 11 '13 at 16:08
Isn't there a midrash about Ruth coming from him? –  Isaac Moses Mar 11 '13 at 16:09
@IsaacMoses, Horiyos 10b. –  jake Mar 11 '13 at 18:06
As double aa says, bilaam is killed by pinchas in the war with midyon. –  MoriDoweedhYaa3qob Mar 11 '13 at 18:18
@DhoweedYaAgov, thanks. Sorry, I didn't catch that. –  Seth J Mar 11 '13 at 20:17

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