Sibrant, Smit (16th century)
Smit Sibrant, of whom there is little information, was in the last decades of the 16th century an elder of the Flemish Mennonites together with Hans de Wever (Hans Busschaert), Jacob Pieters van der Meulen, Pieter van Coelen, and others. It is said that Smit took a less strict and more tolerant attitude as to the practice of banning, and was therefore banned by the other Flemish elders. He is also said to have founded a special branch of Mennonites, of which however nothing further is known. Nor is it known where he served. This information is found in V.P., Successio Anabaptistica, printed in 1603 at Cologne, Germany, and reprinted in Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica VII. (BRN VII, 69.)
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 522. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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