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Jacob Keest was a deacon of the Flemish Mennonite congregation at Franeker, Dutch province of Friesland, who in 1586 opposed Elder Thomas Byntgens and soon became the principal leader of the Contra-Huiskoopers, Byntgens being the leader of the Huiskoopers. Jacob Keest is thought to be identical with Jacques Outerman, who about 1600 was a well-known preacher at Haarlem. Perhaps earlier traces of Jacob Keest can be found if we assume that he is the same person as the Jacob Keest mentioned by Verheyden (Courtrai-Bruxelles, 20) who in 1553 was a cloth merchant living at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, Belgium, near the (Cloth) Hall, and who was suspected as to his religion.

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Cramer, Samuel and Fredrik Pijper. Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica. 10 v. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1903-1914: VII, 553.

Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: 430 f

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Keest, Jacob (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 22 May 2017.,_Jacob_(16th_century)&oldid=88586.

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 161. All rights reserved.

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