One of the strangest stories in all the Bible is about Balaam and his talking donkey. You might be thinking, a donkey can’t talk, and you’d’ be right. At least not on his own. Anyway, here’s how it happened. Israel was on the borders of Canaan at last. God had helped them conquer the Amorites and giants in Bashan, and King Balak of Moab was afraid he was going to be next.