Who Were Jannes and Jambres?

“always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.” 2 Tim. 3:7-9

There will always be those who resist. They will oppose. They will study, but never come to an understanding of God’s truth.

Jannes & Jambres were like that. They were Pharaoh’s top magicians. But, they were men of corrupt minds. They resisted Moses, they opposed Moses. They could never come to an understanding of the God of Moses.

We will have our own personal Jannes & Jambres in life, but rest assured: their folly will eventually be manifest to all.

Note: In Dreamworks’ splendid, The Prince of Egypt, two magicians oppose Moses. (“You’re playing with the big boys now.”) They called them Hotep and Huy, but these were obviously Jannes and Jambres.

Why didn’t they just keep the historical names?



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