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Jacob Dirksz (called Oom Jacob Dirksz), was an elder of the Frisian congregation of Wormerveer, Dutch province of North Holland, 1648-1689. During his leadership some troubles arose in the congregation of Wormerveer, because a part of the members turned to more liberal views. Oom Jacob, though maintaining the confessions and being more conservative than most of the members of his church, was much respected and succeeded in settling the quarrels. Jacob Dirksz wrote a number of books: Eenige Predicatien tot Boete . . . (1st ed., 1673; 2d ed., Amsterdam, 1697); De Christelyke Huisvader (Amsterdam, 1677); Vijf Predicatien over eenige duistere . . . Schriftuurplaatzen (Amsterdam-Hoorn, 1678); Een Allegorisch-Historisch Verhaal van het . . . Koningryk van Salem, with pictures by Jan Luyken (Amsterdam, 1683). He also composed some hymns, which were inserted in C. Stapel's Lusthof der Zielen. Jacob Dirksz is the ancestor of the widespread Dekker family.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Dirksz, Jacob (d. 1689)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Aug 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dirksz,_Jacob_(d._1689)&oldid=107530.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Dirksz, Jacob (d. 1689). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 August 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Dirksz,_Jacob_(d._1689)&oldid=107530.




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