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Izaak van Kalker (Calcar), of the old van Calcarfamily of Deventer, born there about 1678 and died in August 1756 at Zaandam, was a (lay) preacher of the Old Flemish congregation of Zaandam Oost from 1712-1756. He is also said to have preached for the New Swiss Mennonite congregation of Sappemeer, who met in a small private house on the former Sapmeer (reclaimed lake). Van Kalker published Belijdenis en Lofgezangen (1737), Zedelijke en Stichtelijke Gezangen (Zaandam, 1737), Geestelijke Lofzangen (Zaandam, 1739), and Israels Verdrukking en Verlossing in Egipten (Zaandam, 1739).


Lootsma, S. Het Nieuwe Huys, 1687-1937. Zaandam, 1937: 21.

Molhuysen, P. C. and P. J. Blok. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. Leiden, 1911-1937: IV, 644 f.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Kalker, Izaak van (ca. 1678-1756)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 25 Jun 2017.,_Izaak_van_(ca._1678-1756)&oldid=88487.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Kalker, Izaak van (ca. 1678-1756). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 June 2017, from,_Izaak_van_(ca._1678-1756)&oldid=88487.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 138. All rights reserved.

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