Keest, Jacob (16th century)

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Jacob Keest was a deacon of the Flemish Mennonite congregation at Franeker, Dutch province of Friesland, who in 1586 opposed Elder Thomas Byntgens and soon became the principal leader of the Contra-Huiskoopers, Byntgens being the leader of the Huiskoopers. Jacob Keest is thought to be identical with Jacques Outerman, who about 1600 was a well-known preacher at Haarlem. Perhaps earlier traces of Jacob Keest can be found if we assume that he is the same person as the Jacob Keest mentioned by Verheyden (Courtrai-Bruxelles, 20) who in 1553 was a cloth merchant living at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Flanders, Belgium, near the (Cloth) Hall, and who was suspected as to his religion.


Cramer, Samuel and Fredrik Pijper. Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica, 10 vols. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1903-1914: VII, 553.

Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis der Nederlandsche Doopsgezinden in de Zestiende Eeuw. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink, 1932: 430 f

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. 161. All rights reserved.

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