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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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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Gheestelijck Kruydt-Hofken, 'T." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 28 Oct 2016.,_%27T&oldid=81152.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Gheestelijck Kruydt-Hofken, 'T. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 October 2016, from,_%27T&oldid=81152.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 513. All rights reserved.

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