Elhorst, Henrik Jan (1861-1924)

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Hendrik Jan Elhorst, born 29 October 1861, at Wisch in the Dutch province of Gelderland, the oldest son of W. F. G. L. Elhorst and Jacomijntje van der Ploeg, who belonged to an old family of Mennonite ministers; died 20 March 1924, at Amsterdam. He attended the Gymnasium at Deventer and studied at the university and the Mennonite seminary in Amsterdam 1880-1886, became a ministerial candidate in 1886, and served as minister in Irnsum (Friesland) 1887-1888, Arnhem 1888-1898, The Hague 1898-1900, and Haarlem 1900-1906. He then accepted a position as professor of Hebrew and other Semitic languages, Old Testament exegesis, and Hebrew literature in the University of Amsterdam 1906-1924. He received the degree of Doctor of Theology from the University of Amsterdam (1891) and an honorary degree from St. Andrew’s University (1911), was a member and editor of the Teyler Theological Association, and was one of the founders and editors of Teylers Theologisch Tijdschrift.

Of his publications the following should be mentioned: De Profetie van Micha (1899), and Israel in het licht der jongste onderzoekingen (1906). He also wrote articles for Dutch and foreign periodicals.


Doopsgezind Jaarboekje (1925): 21-32, with portrait.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 551 f.

Author(s) M. L Deenik
Date Published 1956

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 184. All rights reserved.

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