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Jacob Cornelisz van Dalen, born 1608 at Rotterdam and died 1664, was a noted Mennonite surgeon and preacher of the Waterlanders at Amsterdam, 1639-1662. Operations he performed on facial abscesses are described and illustrated by C. E. Daniels in Een Domine-Operateur in de zeventiende eeuw. He became involved in a dispute with Reinier Wybrands and later with Joost Hendricks. He collaborated with Denys van der Schure in writing Korte verthooninge van de onware beschuldingen (1640), which was answered in the following year by Joost Hendricks. In 1652 he wrote Oorciersel en Cieraet van de Godsalige vrouwen, opposing fashion and championing very simple dress. In 1662 he wrote Spiegel der Dischgenooten Christi (repr. 1729) with an important foreword, a communion sermon which was reprinted in 1729 in G. Maatschoen's appendix to Schijn's Gesch. der Mennoniten (Amsterdam, 1745) 289-320. In addition to these he published Betragtinge over het Onze Vader, Zes predikatiën over het Lijden van Jezus Christus, and Christelijke Betrachtingen.

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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff.  Mennonitisches Lexikon., 4 v. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 386.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland. The Hague, 1903- : II, 352 f.

Author(s) Karel Vos
Date Published 1955

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Vos, Karel. "Dalen, Jacob Cornelisz van (1608-1664)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1955. Web. 26 May 2016.,_Jacob_Cornelisz_van_(1608-1664)&oldid=91536.

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Vos, Karel. (1955). Dalen, Jacob Cornelisz van (1608-1664). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2016, from,_Jacob_Cornelisz_van_(1608-1664)&oldid=91536.

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