If Bil'am was a prophet, why did Hashem need to open his eyes to see an angel?


Ramban: This Pasuk is proof that he was not a prophet (who saw angels whenever they prophesied), 1 but a plain sorcerer 2 - who initially received the word of Hashem, 3 and who will shortly merit a 'vision of Shakay' 4


Ramban: And it was people who were not prophets, such as the servant of Elisha (in Melachim 2, 6:13) and Hagar (in Bereishis 21:19) who needed their eyes to be opened to see angels.


Ramban: As the Pasuk describes him in Yehoshua, 13:22

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