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Beor (biblical figure)

Beor ( Bə‘ōr, "a burning") is described as the father of Balaam and is considered a prophet by Judaism; the Talmud says in Baba Bathra 15b "Seven prophets prophesied to the heathen, namely, Balaam and his father, Job, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite, Zophar the Naamathite, and Elihu the son of Barachel the Buzite" In 2 Peter 2:15 Beor is called Bosor.

Beor is also the name of the father of Bela, first King of Edom in the Book of Genesis (Genesis 36:31).

Category:Torah people Category:Prophets in Judaism Category:Year of death unknown Category:Year of birth unknown

Beor (village)

Beor is a village and union council situated in the Kahuta Tehsil of Rawalpindi District, of Punjab, Pakistan. Its geographical coordinates are 33° 35' 0" North, 73° 34' 0" East.

Most of the population is Muslim, and belongs to the Janhal clan which claims to be Mughal by origin. Beor is at the centre of a cluster of villages inhabited by the Janhal tribe.


Beor may refer to:

  • Beor (biblical figure), father of the prophet Balaam
  • Beor (village), a village in Punjab, Pakistan
  • Bëor, a fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium
    • House of Bëor, including other characters with the name Bëor
  • Henry Beor (1846–1880), politician in colonial Queensland, Australia