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Machiel Deunk is the author of the martyr's hymn, "Mijn siele verheucht haer in den heer," following its acrostic. Nothing else is known about him. It is likely that his name was actually Michael Denk.


Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 419.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Geschicht-Buch der Hutterischen Brüder. Macleod, AB , and Vienna, 1923: 80.

Date Published 1956

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