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 Jan’issaries or Jan’izaries,Jan’senists. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Jan’nes and Jam’bres.
 
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.   1
 


 Jan’issaries or Jan’izaries,Jan’senists. 

 
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