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Rein (Reyn) Edes was the brother-in-law of Menno Simons. His wife was Griet, a sister of Menno's wife. In his letter of 1 September 1558, to the brotherhood in Waterhorne Menno addressed to Rein his moving words of grief over the division in the brotherhood. Karel Vos and Cornelius Krahn, however, assume that this letter was written to Hoyte Renix.

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The Complete Writings of Menno Simons, c. 1496-1561, trans. Leonard Verduin, ed. J. C. Wenger. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1956: 1055.

Cramer, Samuel and Fredrik Pijper. Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica, 10 vols. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1903-1914: v. VII: 236.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 455.

Krahn, Cornelius. Menno Simons. Karlsruhe, 1936: 92.

Opera Omnia Theologica, of alle de Godtgeleerde wercken van Menno Simons. Amsterdam: By Joannes van Veen, boeck- en pargament-verkooper, 1681: 392.

Vos, K. Menno Simons. Leiden, 1914: 139.


Author(s) Christian Neff
Date Published 1959


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Neff, Christian. "Rein Edes (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 2 Oct 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rein_Edes_(16th_century)&oldid=84424.

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Neff, Christian. (1959). Rein Edes (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 2 October 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Rein_Edes_(16th_century)&oldid=84424.




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