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Jannes
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jannes
Jannes the Magician (Ἰάννης, Iannēs). Egyptian magician (see Exod 7:11, 22). Though Jannes is not named in the book of Exodus, Paul names him and Jambres as enemies of Moses (2 Tim 3:8). Both are discussed more fully in pseudepigraphal literature. For further details, see this article: Jannes and Jambres,
Jambres
Jambres the Magician (Ἰαμβρῆς, Iambrēs). Egyptian magician (see Exod 7:11, 22). Though Jambres is not named in the book of Exodus, Paul mentions him in 2 Timothy as an enemy of Moses, along with Jannes (2 Tim 3:8). Both are discussed more fully in pseudepigraphal literature. For further details, see
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jannes and Jambres (Persons)
JANNES AND JAMBRES (PERSONS) [Gk Iannēs (Ἰαννης), Iambrēs (Ἰαμβρης)]. The names traditionally assigned to the magicians who, according to Exod 7:11–12, 22, opposed Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh on the occasion of Israel’s exodus from Egypt. Tradition characterizes them as willful and persistent
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jannes
Jannes. Enemy of Moses who, along with Jambres, is used by Paul as an example of what type of person to avoid (2 Tm 3:8).
Jambres
Jambres. Enemy of Moses, who, along with Jannes, is used by Paul as an example of the type of person to avoid (2 Tm 3:8).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jannes and Jambres
Jannes and Jambres janʹez, jamʹbrēz [Gk. Iannēs kaí Iambrēs]. Two Egyptian magicians or soothsayer priests who withstood Moses before Pharaoh. The names occur in the Bible only in 2 Tim. 3:8, although the incident referred to is undoubtedly that described in Ex. 7:11, 22, in which Pharaoh “called
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jannes and Jambres
JANNES AND JAMBRES Two of Pharaoh’s magicians, who opposed Moses and tried to show that they were as effective as he at working miracles (Ex 7–9). Jewish legend regarded Jannes and Jambres (somewhat improbably) as sons of Balaam, the Midianite prophet of Numbers 22–24. Curiously, the Exodus chapters
Jambres
JAMBRES Enemy of Moses, who, along with Jannes, is used by Paul as an example of the type of person to avoid (2 Tm 3:8–9). See Jannes and Jambres.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jannes and Jambres
Jannes (jan´iz) and Jambres (jam´briz), according to Jewish tradition, the names of the Egyptian magicians who opposed Moses in Exod. 7:11–23. Their names are not given in the biblical narrative of the exodus, but they are referred to in 2 Tim. 3:8, which draws on the popular extrabiblical tradition.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jannes and Jambres
JANNES AND JAMBRES. These are given by Paul as names of the two Egyptian magicians who withstood Moses (2 Tim 3:8). The reference is to the incidents described in (Ex 7:11–12, 22; 8:7, 18–19; 9:11, where, however, the names of the magicians are not given nor their number. These two names appear in various
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jannes and Jambres
JANNES AND JAMBRES. Paul speaks of certain false and morally dangerous teachers as resisting the truth as ‘Jannes and Jambres’ resisted Moses (2 Tim. 3:6–8). These names do not occur in OT, but extra-biblical allusions show that the Egyp. magicians of Ex. 7–8 are intended. Like them, the teachers played
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jannes
Jannes (Gk. Iánnēs)An opponent of Moses along with Jambres, and a model of those “of corrupt mind and counterfeit faith” who “oppose the truth” (2 Tim. 2:8; cf. Exod. 7:11–12, 22). Not named in Exodus, they were identified as Moses’ opponents in Second Temple and rabbinic Jewish writings by the 1st
Jambres
Jambres (Gk. Iambrḗs)One of two Egyptian sorcerers who opposed Moses (2 Tim. 3:8; cf. Exod. 7:11, 22). The name may be a grecized form of Heb. mambres (cf. mrh, “opponent” or “apostate”).See Jannes.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jannes
Jannes [jănˊĭz] (Gk. Iannēs probably from Aram. yôḥānā˒). † An Egyptian court magician who, with Jambres, opposed Moses according to 2 Tim. 3:8, the Targum (Aram. yannî, yamberîs, from the Greek), and other writings from the first century A.D. onward. In the original account of their
Jambres
Jambres [jămˊbrĭz] (Gk. Iambrēs). According to 2 Tim. 3:8, one of two Egyptian sorcerers who opposed Moses (cf. Exod. 7:11, 22). The name may be a Grecized form of “John” (but cf. Heb. maturê “opponent” or “apostate”). See Jannes.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jannes
JANNES AND JAMBRES The two magicians who challenged Moses and Aaron before Pharaoh (Exod 7:11–12, 22). Their names are not given in the Exodus narrative but have come down through Jewish tradition in the Dead Sea Scrolls and an apocryphal work called Jannes and Jambres. They represent obstinate opposition
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Jannes and Jambres
Jannes and Jambres. Two reputed Egyptian magicians who imitated the miracles performed by *Moses before Pharaoh (Ex. 7 ff.). Though their names do not occur in the OT, they are mentioned in the NT at 2 Tim. 3:8. There are many references to them in other literature of the early Christian period,