Along with their other victims, they slew the kings of Midian: Evi, Rekem, Zur, Chur, and Reva, the five kings of Midian. They put Bilaam son of Beor to the sword.
As Pinchas and his men were about to kill Bilaam and the five Midianite kings, Bilaam called the kings together and they raised themselves into the air. Pinchas threw the Tzitz at them and they fell to the ground. He then killed them all.
Some say that Pinchas used the Explicit Name to make them fall to the ground, whereupon Bilaam begged for his life. Pinchas reminded him of all the evil he had done, and then killed him.
Others say that he took pity on him and let him live. According to this approach, Moshe later set up a special tribunal and sentenced Bilaam to death and killed him.
Others say that Tzalia, from the tribe of Dan, flew into the air to catch Bilaam and then he killed him.
A magician loses his powers once he is lifted off the ground.
Others say that Pinchas was not capable of killing him by natural means, so he called Tzilia from the tribe of Dan, who took a special sword which had the image of a snake on both its sides, and killed him. This was a fitting death, for someone who used snakes to practice sorcery during his lifetime. This is alluded to in the verse, “They put Bilaam son of Beor to the sword.” This is the only mention in connection with Bilaam and not the other kings who were killed.
They slew the five kings of Midian along with their armies. This included the kings Evi, Rekem, Zur (who was really Balak), Chur, and Reva. When Bilaam saw Pinchas running after him, he used his magical powers to fly away, but Pinchas pronounced God’s Name and flew after him. Pinchas seized him by the hand and brought him down in preparation to kill him. Bilaam said to him, “If you spare my life, I swear to you that I will never again curse your people.” He answered him, “Are you not Lavan who tried to destroy our father Yaakov? Did you not send Amalek to attack us? Did you not give evil counsel to Balak to cause the Jews to sin which led to the death of 24,000 people? I cannot spare your life.” He then drew his sword and killed him.
(Rashi, Targum Yonatan; Yalkut Reuveni; Zohar on Balak Vol. III 194b; Yalkut Shimoni 785, Bamidbar Rabbah; Yalkut Shimoni)
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