and Jambres. The two magicians of Pharaoh, who imitated
some of the miracles of Moses. The Jannes and Jambres who “withstood
Moses,” mentioned by St. Paul (2 Tim. iii. 8, 9), are supposed to be
the same. The paraphrast Jonathan says they were the sons of Balaam.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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