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Jarich Jelles, a native of [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]], apparently from Harlingen, was a member of the [[Lamist Mennonite Church (Amsterdam, Netherlands)|Amsterdam Lamist Mennonite congregation]]. He was unmarried and the well-to-do owner of a grocery store in [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. About 1650 he retired from business to devote himself to "acknowledging the truth which is after godliness" (Titus 1:1). He was a deacon in the Lamist church from 1653. He died in 1683. After his death his <em>Belydenisse des Algemeenen en Christelyken Geloofs</em> was published at Amsterdam in 1684. In the appendix to this confession is found a short biographical sketch of Jelles, probably by the editor and printer of the book, Jan Rieuwertsz. This confession is deeply influenced by the principles of Spinoza and Descartes, of whom Jelles was a devoted adherent.
 
Jarich Jelles, a native of [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]], apparently from Harlingen, was a member of the [[Lamist Mennonite Church (Amsterdam, Netherlands)|Amsterdam Lamist Mennonite congregation]]. He was unmarried and the well-to-do owner of a grocery store in [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]]. About 1650 he retired from business to devote himself to "acknowledging the truth which is after godliness" (Titus 1:1). He was a deacon in the Lamist church from 1653. He died in 1683. After his death his <em>Belydenisse des Algemeenen en Christelyken Geloofs</em> was published at Amsterdam in 1684. In the appendix to this confession is found a short biographical sketch of Jelles, probably by the editor and printer of the book, Jan Rieuwertsz. This confession is deeply influenced by the principles of Spinoza and Descartes, of whom Jelles was a devoted adherent.
 
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Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, </em>IV: 535f.
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Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, </em>v. IV: 535f.
 
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Hyrkema, C.B. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Reformateurs</em> II. Haarlem, 1902: 212-242.  
 
Hyrkema, C.B. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Reformateurs</em> II. Haarlem, 1902: 212-242.  
  
 
Meinsma, K.O. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Spinoza en zijn kring</em>. The Hague, 1896.
 
Meinsma, K.O. <em class="gameo_bibliography">Spinoza en zijn kring</em>. The Hague, 1896.
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Jarich Jelles, a native of Friesland, apparently from Harlingen, was a member of the Amsterdam Lamist Mennonite congregation. He was unmarried and the well-to-do owner of a grocery store in Amsterdam. About 1650 he retired from business to devote himself to "acknowledging the truth which is after godliness" (Titus 1:1). He was a deacon in the Lamist church from 1653. He died in 1683. After his death his Belydenisse des Algemeenen en Christelyken Geloofs was published at Amsterdam in 1684. In the appendix to this confession is found a short biographical sketch of Jelles, probably by the editor and printer of the book, Jan Rieuwertsz. This confession is deeply influenced by the principles of Spinoza and Descartes, of whom Jelles was a devoted adherent.

[edit] Bibliography

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, v. IV: 535f.

Hyrkema, C.B. Reformateurs II. Haarlem, 1902: 212-242.

Meinsma, K.O. Spinoza en zijn kring. The Hague, 1896.


Author(s) Nanne van ders Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van ders. "Jelles, Jarich (d. 1683)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 17 Dec 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jelles,_Jarich_(d._1683)&oldid=127854.

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Zijpp, Nanne van ders. (1957). Jelles, Jarich (d. 1683). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 December 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jelles,_Jarich_(d._1683)&oldid=127854.




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