De Fonteyne des Levens is a Dutch devotional book, containing a large number of Scriptural passages, which according to Karel Vos (Mennonitisches Lexikon I, 662) is of Anabaptist origin. There are known three editions of it, printed at Delft, 1533; Steenwijk, 1580; and at Rotterdam, 1619. The third edition, which is found in the [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite Library]], contains two engravings (Catalogus Amst., 97). It was much used among the Mennonites. Adriaen Carbout and Adriaen Piersen are said (1547) to have traveled on the island of South Beveland, Dutch province of Zeeland, with rucksacks, containing a few tools for the repair of old shoes, but in which were also hidden Bibles, Fonteynkens des Levens, and similar books.
Archief Zeeutvsch Gennotschap. 6 (1886): 38.
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Fonteyne des Levens, De." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 11 Dec 2013. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Fonteyne_des_Levens,_De&oldid=80884.
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