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Jan Jansz Deutel was a bookseller and rhetorician in Hoorn, Holland, where he died ca. 1652. De Hoop Scheffer counts him among the Mennonites and has placed his writings under Mennonite authors in the catalog of the [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite library]], but it has been impossible to determine this with certainty. Of his four works, Deutel himself published Eenige Psalmen Davids en geestelyke liederen (Hoorn, 1634) and Huwelykx Weegh-Schael, waerin werdt overghewogen of 't huwelyck goed of quaet is (Hoorn, 1641, reprinted 1662); the others, Avontuerlycke ende gedenkwaerdige Gheschiedenissen (Hoorn, 1666) and Een cort tractaetje tegen de toovery (Hoorn, 1670), were published after his death. In addition he prepared in 1644 an edition of the Klein Hoornsch Liedboek, to which he added an appendix of four songs of his own composition, signed with his motto, "Voor al selfs."


Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J. H. de Bussy, 1919: 216, 233, 273.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1887): 90 ff.

Frederiks, Johannes Godefridus and F. Jos. van den Branden.Biographisch woordenboek der Noord- en Zuidnederlandsche letterkunde. Amsterdam : L. J. Veen, 1888-1892: 200.

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

Author(s) J Loosjes
Date Published 1956

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Loosjes, J. "Deutel, Jan Jansz (d. ca. 1652)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 May 2017.,_Jan_Jansz_(d._ca._1652)&oldid=94337.

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Loosjes, J. (1956). Deutel, Jan Jansz (d. ca. 1652). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2017, from,_Jan_Jansz_(d._ca._1652)&oldid=94337.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 41. All rights reserved.

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