Abraham (16th century)

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Abraham (Abraham van Royen or Abraham van Roey), an Anabaptist martyr, a locksmith by trade, was burned at the stake at Antwerp on 4 February1556. His name is mentioned in a song, "Aenhoort Godt, hemelsche Vader" (Hear, O God, heavenly Father), which is found as No. 16 in the Liedtboecxken van den Offer des Heeren (1563).


Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Heeren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 564. Available online at: http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_off001offe01_01

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: v. II, 166.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 554. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Genard, Petrus. Antwerpsch archievenblad  v. 8, 428, 431; 14: 20-21, No. 233.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop, B. De Graaf, 1965: 63, 72.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1955

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 8. All rights reserved.

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