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Jacob Aertz Calom (or Colom), b. 10 October 1599 at Dordrecht, d. 10 May 1678 at Amsterdam, was baptized in the Amsterdam Waterlander congregation, 25 September 1622, and remained a member of this congregation until his death. He was a bookseller and published among others a large number of Mennonite books. In the dispute in the Waterlander congregation about the charge of Socinianism made against Nittert Obbes, Calom published a pamphlet in Obbes' defense, titled Antwoord op seeckere drie vragen, of which he was probably the author. At least one of his daughters was a member of the Waterlander congregation, but all of his sons joined the Reformed Church.

Calom was very expert in matters of mathematics and navigation; he wrote various cartographic books, and besides these technical works: Troost der Zeevaart (Comfort of Navigation) (Amsterdam, 1651) and Onderrigting in de Konst der Zeevaart (Instruction in the Art of Navigation). vdZ.

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Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J.J. de Bussy, 1919: 105.

Jaarboek Amstelodamum 25 (1928): 85-88.

Visscher, H. and L. A. van Langeraad. Biographisch Woordenboek von Protestantsche Godgeleerden in Nederland, A-L (I, Utrecht), later by J. P. de Bie and J. Loosjes (II, III, IV, V, and installment #29, The Hague, 1903-    .): III, 193.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1953

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Calom, Jacob Aertz (1599-1678)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1953. Web. 20 Oct 2016.,_Jacob_Aertz_(1599-1678)&oldid=120928.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1953). Calom, Jacob Aertz (1599-1678). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 20 October 2016, from,_Jacob_Aertz_(1599-1678)&oldid=120928.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 1, p. 494. All rights reserved.

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