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23:13 Fifth Reading
'If you would,' replied Balak, 'come with me to another place. There you will be able to see only a small section of [the Israelite camp], and you will not have to see them all. From there you may be able to curse them for me.'
Vayomer elav Balak lech-na iti el-makom acher asher tir'enu misham efes katsehu tir'eh vechulo lo tir'eh vekovno-li misham.
23:14 With that, he took [Balaam] to Lookout Field at the top of the cliff. There he built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
Vayikachehu sdeh tsofim el-rosh hapisgah vayiven shiv'ah mizbechot vaya'al par va'ayil bamizbe'ach.



Commentary:

Lookout Field
  (cf. Rashi). Sedeh HaTzofim in Hebrew. Or, 'Field of the Seers' or 'Prophets' (Or HaGanuz on Bahir 62; cf. Megillah 2b, end).

cliff
  Pisgah. See note on Numbers 21:19. It is possible that he took him somewhat behind Mount Nebo, where he could only see part of the camp.

offered
  It appears that only Balak offered sacrifice this time. (see Tzafanath Paaneach).





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