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Adolfina Henrietta Annette Bakker, born 27 July 1907 and died 8 October 1983. Following the writing of her New Testament dissertation ("The Study of Codex Evang. Bobbiensis (K) ") in 1933, Bakker lectured at the National University in Utrecht until 1940. In October of that year she became pastor of the Mennonite congregations in Middelburg and Goes. She served until her retirement in August 1972, meanwhile also having added the congregation at Vlissingen in 1968.

Bakker continued her academic work by collaborating with D.Plooij and C. A. Phillips on an edition of the Liege Diatessaron, a medieval Scripture manuscript. From 1960 to 1968 she was a member of the executive committee of the Algemene Doopsgezinde Societeit (ADS), and from 1969 to 1981 was chairperson of the educational center "Van Eeghenhuis. " She also served as editor of the newsletter of the Union of Mennonite Retreat Centers, 1936-1942, and of the Doopsgezinde Vredesgroep's (Dutch Mennonite Peace Group) newsletter, 1947-1948.

Bakker was also active outside of the Mennonite fellowship. From 1949 to 1978 she served on the executive committee of the foundation responsible for the care of rest homes in Zeeland, serving as chairperson for 20 years.

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Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1984): 13-16.

Author(s) R Hofman
Date Published 1987

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