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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature

Jannes and Jambres

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Jan´nes and Jam´bres, two of the Egyptian magicians who attempted by their enchantments to counteract the influence on Pharaoh's mind of the miracles wrought by Moses. Their names occur nowhere in the Hebrew Scriptures, and only once in the New Testament (). The Apostle Paul became acquainted with them, most probably, from an ancient Jewish tradition, or, as Theodoret expresses it, 'from the unwritten teaching of the Jews.' They are found frequently in the Talmudical and Rabbinical writings, but with some variations.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Jannes and Jambres'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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