MANES mā’ nēs or mā’ nēz, a variant from the Pers. name Mani, through the Gr. Μάνης, and found subsequently in Lat. and other Indo-European languages. Mani, the founder of Manicheism, was a Pers. who lived under the Sassanian dynasty and was executed by the Zoroastrian hierarchy sometime around a.d. 277, 278. (See [[Mani]].)
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
One of those who put away their "strange wives" (1 Esdras 9:21). It represents the two names Maaseiah and Elijah of the parallel Ezr 10:21. The real equivalent is probably Maaseiah, Elijah being dropped. the [[Revised Version]] margin and the [[King James Version]] margin give Harim of Ezr 10:21 as identical--apparently incorrectly, for the words "and of the sons of Harim" (Ezr 10:21) are simply omitted. the King James Version blunders strangely here in reading Eanes after a misprint Eanes (for Manes) in the Aldine edition.