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Jacobus van Zanten (Santen) (d. ca. 1740), a physician at Haarlem, Holland, and in 1683-ca. 1730 an elder of the Den Blok (Flemish) Mennonite congregation, was a conservative Mennonite who stressed the confessions of faith. He was a friend of Herman Schijn. Besides some medical works van Zanten published a book on Socrates (1710); translations from English: John Milton, Paradise Lost under the title Paradys Verlooren (Haarlem, 1728), and John Gale Aanmerkingen op den Kinderdoop (Leiden, 1741); a theological study on the Apostles' Creed, entitled De Historie van het Symbolum oft Geloofsformulier der Apostelen (Haarlem, 1707, repr. Utrecht, 1711); and Oorzaken van't Verval der Christelyke Godvruchtigheid (Haarlem, 1717). Being unmarried he willed a considerable part of his property to the Haarlem congregation, which is still administered as the Jacobus-van-Zanten-fonds.


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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Zanten, Jacobus van (d. ca. 1740)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Sep 2016.,_Jacobus_van_(d._ca._1740)&oldid=111654.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Zanten, Jacobus van (d. ca. 1740). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 September 2016, from,_Jacobus_van_(d._ca._1740)&oldid=111654.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1017. All rights reserved.

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