Likutei Sichos vol. 13 page 85 ff.

RaShI and the RaMbaM on the Pesukim Balak 24, 17-19 1) Rashi holds that these Pesukim were Bilam’s way of informing Balak that he had no reason to fear from the Jewish people because it would be a long time before they would conquer Moav. RaMbaM holds that this was Bilam’s way of informing Balak the greatness the Jewish people would ultimately achieve which would not be until Moshiach comes. 2) How Rashi understands “A Star” that it is an allusion to the mazal of the Jewish people. RaMbaM holds that a star is an allusion to a king. 3) Accordingly, RaMbaM holds that the entire sequence of these Pesukim refers to two kings (Dovid and Moshiach) while Rashi holds that most of this sequence deals only with Dovid and only the very last Posuk is about Moshiach.



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