Hendrik Jan Elhorst, born 29 October 1861, at Wisch in the Dutch province of Gelderland
, the oldest son of W. F. G. L. Elhorst and Jacomijntje van der Ploeg, who belonged to an old family of Mennonite ministers; died 20 March 1924, at Amsterdam
. He attended the Gymnasium at Deventer and
studied at the university and the Mennonite seminary
in Amsterdam 1880-1886, became a ministerial candidate in 1886, and served as minister in Irnsum
) 1887-1888, Arnhem
1888-1898, The Hague 1898-1900, and Haarlem 1900-1906. He then accepted a position as professor of Hebrew and other Semitic languages, Old Testament exegesis, and Hebrew literature in the University of Amsterdam
1906-1924. He received the degree of Doctor of Theology from the University of Amsterdam (1891) and an honorary degree from St. Andrew’s University (1911), was a member and editor of the Teyler Theological Association, and was one of the founders and editors of Teylers Theologisch Tijdschrift.
Of his publications the following should be mentioned: De Profetie van Micha (1899), and Israel in het licht der jongste onderzoekingen (1906). He also wrote articles for Dutch and foreign periodicals.
Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1925): 21-32, with portrait.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 551 f.
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