Ring, Yeme Jacobsz de (1574-1627)
Yeme (Jeme, Ieme, Ime) Jacobsz de Ring(h) (Ryngh), a Dutch Mennonite preacher, born 17 November 1574, at Harlingen, Dutch province of Friesland, died there 10 April 1627, served the Waterlander congregation in his home town until his death. As an elder he was very active, especially in the province of Friesland, visiting the congregations regularly, baptizing and administering communion; in 1613-18 he intervened in Workum, where complaints had arisen against elder Rippert Eenkes. At first he took a rather strict position in church discipline, disagreeing with Hans de Ries, the leader of the Waterlanders in North Holland; but in the course of time his views became more lenient. On 7 September 1626, with five colleagues, he signed the thirteen articles of faith intended to mediate the dispute between the preachers Reinier Wybrandsz, Pieter Andriesz Hesseling, Cornelis Claesz Anslo on the one side, and Nittert Obbesz on the other. When he died a sentimental poem appeared: "Lament of the Oppressed Spirits Concerning the Death of the Virtuous, Blessed, and Eloquent Yeme Jacobsz de Ring," which is a living testimony to his esteem in the brotherhood. Three writings of de Ring's have been preserved; they are Predicatie over Proverb: 30 vers 24-28, in Kort Verhael van het Leven van Hans de Ries (De Rijp, 1644); an excellent funeral sermon, Lijkpredicatie, on II Samuel 3:38 in memory of Anthoni Jacobsz Roscius (Hoorn, 1624); and Tractaet teghen het Straffen der Buyten-Getrouden zonder Onderscheyt (1 January 1627). This "Tract" attacks a High German preacher, probably Leenaert Clock, who took a stricter position in applying the ban to persons guilty of marriage with outsiders. Formerly the "Tract," which was signed with the pseudonym Ben Israëls, was ascribed to Anthoni Jacobsz Roscius; but Schijn-Maatschoen, Geschiedenis III, 154 f., proves that the author was de Ringh. Yeme de Ringh had his portrait painted by Lambert Jacobsz.
A Jacob de Ring(h) was a preacher of the Young Frisian Mennonites at Harlingen in 1590. He was probably Yeme de Ring's father. Auke de Ring, of Zaandam (Jacob Gijsbert de Hoop Scheffer, Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, Nos. 1779-84), was a Mennonite preacher at Gouda, Dutch province of South Holland in 1728-33, and died there on 6 February 1733.
Cramer, Samuel and Fredrik Pijper. Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1903-1914: v. VII, 236.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1864): 15, 63, 68; (1903): 58 f., 62, 64, 71 f., 81-83.
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 514.
Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. I, No. 527; v. II, Nos. 1358 f., 1890; v. II, 2, Nos. 661, 666, 669.
Kühler, Wilhelmus Johannes. Geschiedenis van de Doopsgezinden in Nederland II. 1600-1735 Eerste Helft. Haarlem: H.D. Tjeenk Willink & Zoon n.v., 1940, passim.
Schagen, Marten. Naamlijst der Doopsgezinde schrijveren. Amsterdam, 1745: 85.
Schijn, Hermann. Aanhangzel Dienende tot den Vervolg of Derde Deel van de Geschiedenis der Mennoniten .. . in het welke noch Negentien Leeraars der Mennoniten . . . Amsterdam: Kornelis de Wit, 1745: v. III, 119, 147-67.
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