Jannes and Jambres


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Jannes and Jambres

(jăn`ēz, jăm`brēz), in the Bible, opponents of Moses. Tradition gave these names to Pharaoh's magicians. One of the PseudepigraphaPseudepigrapha
[Gr.,=things falsely ascribed], a collection of early Jewish and some Jewish-Christian writings composed between c.200 B.C. and c.A.D. 200, not found in the Bible or rabbinic writings.
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 bears their name.
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Jannes and Jambres, the legendary Egyptian magicians who opposed Moses and Aaron (Exod.
Oellacher's 1951 publication of this papyrus to Jannes and Jambres. Finally came L.
Seeing who Jannes and Jambres are said to be, we may safely infer that they condone rather than condemn." "Safely," in this case, is in the eye of the beholder.