Jacob, de Oude (d. ca. 1550)

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Jacob, de Oude (Old Jacob), an Anabaptist martyr, executed in the castle of Berchem near Antwerp, Belgium. Bartel and Jacob had come from Antwerp to Berchem to comfort Hans van Monster, who was in prison here. Both were then arrested and after much temptation executed. The date of execution is unknown; van Braght (Martyrs' Mirror) places it "about 1550." All three remained loyal to their faith. Jacob's judges thought he was a preacher and elder, but he was not. He is said to have been very eloquent and well versed in the Scriptures.


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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: 500. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Cate, Steven Blaupot ten. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezinden in Groningen, Overijssel en Oost-Friesland, 2 vols. Leeuwarden: W. Eekhoff en J. B. Wolters, 1842: II, 18.

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Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 3, p. 62. All rights reserved.

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