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Eyckenplancken (Oak Planks) was a nickname for Mennonites of the Netherlands, presumably because of their steadfastness or perhaps for their simplicity in manners and dress. The expression is found in a writing of Franciscus Lansbergen, Van de vremde ende onschrijtmatighe maniere der Wederdoopscher Leeraren heymelycke gebeden, . . . (Rotterdam, 1596). Which group or denomination of the Mennonites was meant is not clear.

Bibliography

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1897): 79.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Eyckenplancken (Oak Planks)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 5 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eyckenplancken_(Oak_Planks)&oldid=80646.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Eyckenplancken (Oak Planks). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 5 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Eyckenplancken_(Oak_Planks)&oldid=80646.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 282. All rights reserved.


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