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Gheestelijck Kruydt-Hofken, 'T, inhoudende veel schrijtuerlijcke Liedekens by verscheyden Autheuren ghemaeckt ende nu tot stichtinge van een yegelijck t samenghestelt, a Dutch hymnbook, which was very popular among the Dutch Mennonites of the 17th century. It contains 159 hymns without notes. Copies of the following editions have been preserved: 3rd edition, Amsterdam 1637; 6th edition, Haarlem 1647; 8th edition, Saerdam (i.e., Saandam) 1669; 9th edition, Saerdam 1683; 9th (should be 10th), Saerdam 1693. The edition of 1637 contains an appendix called Kleyn-Achter-Hofken, Beplant met verscheyden Gheestelijcke Liedekens tot stichtinge der Jeugt, containing 22 hymns. In the following editions this appendix is called 't Vermeerderde Achterhofken, containing 47 hymns.

There is also a 1664 edition of the Kruydt-Hofken, published at Alkmaar under a somewhat modified title and containing an appendix entitled Groot Achter-Hofken (containing 90 hymns). This Alkmaar edition of 1664 is said to be the 9th edition, which must be a mistake.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Gheestelijck Kruydt-Hofken, 'T." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 27 May 2016.,_%27T&oldid=107781.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Gheestelijck Kruydt-Hofken, 'T. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 May 2016, from,_%27T&oldid=107781.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 513. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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