Balaam is an Old Testament prophet. The available book of Jasher http://www.sacred-texts.com/chr/apo/jasher/index.htm is allegedly a forgery. The book of Jasher is mentioned in the bible:
 
"Is not this written in the Book of Jasher?"--Joshua, 10:13
"Behold it is written in the Book of Jasher."--2 Samuel, 1:18
 
'And amongst the servants of Angeas was a youth fifteen years old, Balaam the son of Beor was his name and the youth was very wise and understood the art of witchcraft.'
 
(Jasher 61:8)

Much about the early life of Balaam is written in Jasher. 

The LORD warned through Jeremiah of the lying pen of the scribes:

"'How can you say, "We are wise,
for we have the law of the LORD,"
when actually the lying pen of the scribes
has handled it falsely?

(Jeremiah 8:8)

Peter wrote that Balaam's madness had been restrained:

'They have left the straight way and wandered off to follow the way of Balaam son of Bezer, who loved the wages of wickedness. But he was rebuked for his wrongdoing by a donkey - an animal without speech - who spoke with a human voice and restrained the prophet's madness.'
(2 Peter 2)

'Moses was angry with the officers of the army - the commanders of thousands and commanders of hundrerds - who returned from the battle. "Have you allowed all the women to live?" he asked them, "They were the ones who followed Balaam's advice and were the means of turning the Israelites away from the LORD in what happened at Peor, so that a plague struck the LORD's people. Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.'
(Numbers 31: 14-18)

That appears to contradict Peter's assertion that Balaam's madness had been restrained, and completely contradicts Numbers 24. Before reading on you may be well advised to read Numbers 24.
Furthermore, the women of Moab (what happened at Peor) were not the women of Midian (who Moses allegedly ordered massacred).

'While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with the Moabite women, who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods, The people ate and bowed down before these gods. So Israel joined in worshiping the Baal of Peor.'
(Numbers 25:1-3)

Leaving aside what we know to be forgery, it would appear Moses made an error in following the LORD's instruction to take revenge of Midian.

'"Eat the food as you would a barley cake; bake it in the sight of the people, using human excrement for fuel." The LORD said, "In this way the people of Israel will eat defiled food among the nations where I will drive them."
Then I said, "Not so, Sovereign LORD! I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead of torn by wild animals. No unclean meat has ever entered my mouth."'
(Exekiel 4:12-14)

The point being that Exekiel was correct. Even with a benign instruction from Jesus you need to pay attention to the way in which he told you.

"Very well," he said, "I will let you bake your bread over cow manure instead of human excrement."
He then said to me: "Son of man, I will cut off the supply of food in Jerusalem. The people will eat rationed food in anxiety and drink rationed water in despair, for food and water will be scarce."
(Exekiel 4:15-17)

It is also worth noting there is no evidence of Exekiel doing anything other than writing the vision.

Jesus told me that God would not tell someone to kill another person, then pointed to Moses for the decision to take revenge on Midian.
It can happen - via the mechanism that can be infiltrated by the person's imagination - that someone who had been a genuine prophet who knew God spoke to him might attribute his own decision to God.

Moses did not make it to the promised land:

 

'And they divided all the spoil of Midian, and the children of Israel had been revenged upon Midian for the cause of their brethren the children of Israel.

 At that time the Lord said to Moses, Behold thy days are approaching to an end, take now Joshua the son of Nun thy servant and place him in the tabernacle, and I will command him, and Moses did so.'

 (Jasher 86:12 - 87:1)


"My people, remember

what Balak king of Moab counseled

and what Balaam son of Beor answered."

(Micah 6:5)


Micah appears in agreement with Peter.


'Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: You have people there who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin by eating food sacrificed to idols and by committing sexual immorality.  Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.'

(Revelation 2:14-15)


Young's Literal Translation states:


`But I have against thee a few things: That thou hast there those holding the teaching of Balaam, who did teach Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the sons of Israel, to eat idol-sacrifices, and to commit whoredom; so hast thou, even thou, those holding the teaching of the Nicolaitans -- which thing I hate.'


I believe the vision. Whether relevant, the etymology (meaning) for 'Nicolaitans' is 'victory people'.


An recent example of the scribes:


'For he himself is our peace, who has made the two one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in his flesh the law with its commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new man out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.' 


(Ephesians 2:14-15, NIV 1984)


'For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility.'


(Ephesians 2:14-15, NIV 2011) 


Young's Literal Translation: 'for he is our peace, who did make both one, and the middle wall of the enclosure did break down, the enmity in his flesh, the law of the commands in ordinances having done away, that the two he might create in himself into one new man, making peace,


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIE0-alireI


It appears Satan has had input into the NIV 2011.


The Book of Jasher appears to be an abridgement. 


It is likely that the forgery in Numbers 31 has been part responsible for the sexual abuse of many children. In the Babylonian Talmud, Yebamoth 60b specifically quotes Numbers 31 (italics):


'It was taught: R. Simeon b. Yohai stated: A proselyte who is under the age of three years and one day is permitted to marry a priest, for it is said, But all the women children that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves, and Phinehas surely was with them. And the Rabbis? — [These were kept alive] as bondmen and bondwomen. If so, a proselyte whose age is three years and one day should also be permitted! — [The prohibition is to be explained] in accordance with R. Huna. For R. Huna pointed out a contradiction: It is written, Kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him, but if she hath not known, save her alive; from this it may be inferred that children are to be kept alive whether they have known or have not known [a man]; and, on the other hand, it is also written, But all the women children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves, but do not spare them if they have known. Consequently it must be said that Scripture speaks of one who is fit for cohabitation.'

http://www.halakhah.com/pdf/nashim/Yevamoth.pdf


Apparently based on that is Niddah 44b:


'GEMARA. Our Rabbis taught: A girl of the age of three years may be betrothed by intercourse; so R. Meir. But the Sages say: Only one who is three years and one day old. What is the practical difference between them? — The school of R Jannai replied: The practical difference between them is the day preceding the first day of the fourth year. R. Johanan, however, replied: The practical difference between them is the rule that thirty days of a year are counted as the full year.


An objection was raised: A girl of the age of three years and even one of the age of two years and one day may be betrothed by intercourse; so R. Meir. But the Sages say: Only one who is three years and one day old.'

http://www.halakhah.com/pdf/taharoth/Nidah.pdf


The Sanhedrin who wrote The Talmud were the same crew who had Jesus crucified.

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