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Hendrik van Arnhem (Henric van Aernem), "with the crippled foot," a tailor from the district of [[Kleve (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)|Kleve]], [[Germany|Germany]], was an elder in the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] congregation at [[Antwerp (Belgium)|Antwerp]], [[Belgium|Belgium]]. The martyr [[Bartel (d. 1550)|Bartel]] had a conversation with him there about [[Beckum, Maria van (d. 1544)|Mary van Beckum]]. Little is known about this elder. He was apparently prominent. The [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]] authorities had put a price upon his head, which was raised in 1566 to 200 Caroli-guilders. Among those he baptized were the martyrs [[Jan Ghyselinck (d. 1569)|Jan Ghijselinck]], [[Gerrit Vermandele (d. 1569)|Gheert Vermandele]], [[Martijinken Meere (d. 1573)|Martijnken Meere]], and [[Beliken de Jaghere (d. 1573)|Belijnken de Jaghere]], in the presence of about 20 other Anabaptists. He also played the role of arbitrator in the dispute between the [[Frisian Mennonites|Frisians]] and the [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]], having been called for that purpose as a <em>buitenleraar</em> to [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]] several times during the winter of 1566-1567. He sided with the Flemish, but was accused by some fanatics of sympathy for the Frisians. In 1570 he was still an elder.
 
Hendrik van Arnhem (Henric van Aernem), "with the crippled foot," a tailor from the district of [[Kleve (Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany)|Kleve]], [[Germany|Germany]], was an elder in the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] congregation at [[Antwerp (Belgium)|Antwerp]], [[Belgium|Belgium]]. The martyr [[Bartel (d. 1550)|Bartel]] had a conversation with him there about [[Beckum, Maria van (d. 1544)|Mary van Beckum]]. Little is known about this elder. He was apparently prominent. The [[Amsterdam (Noord-Holland, Netherlands)|Amsterdam]] authorities had put a price upon his head, which was raised in 1566 to 200 Caroli-guilders. Among those he baptized were the martyrs [[Jan Ghyselinck (d. 1569)|Jan Ghijselinck]], [[Gerrit Vermandele (d. 1569)|Gheert Vermandele]], [[Martijinken Meere (d. 1573)|Martijnken Meere]], and [[Beliken de Jaghere (d. 1573)|Belijnken de Jaghere]], in the presence of about 20 other Anabaptists. He also played the role of arbitrator in the dispute between the [[Frisian Mennonites|Frisians]] and the [[Flemish Mennonites|Flemish]], having been called for that purpose as a <em>buitenleraar</em> to [[Friesland (Netherlands)|Friesland]] several times during the winter of 1566-1567. He sided with the Flemish, but was accused by some fanatics of sympathy for the Frisians. In 1570 he was still an elder.
 
 
 
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Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: II, 103.
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe</em>. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: II, 103.
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Vos, Karel. <em>Menno Simons, 1496 1561: zijn leven en werken en zijne reformatorische denkbeelden</em>. Leiden: Boekhandel en drukkerij voorheen E.J. Brill, 1914: 146.
 
Vos, Karel. <em>Menno Simons, 1496 1561: zijn leven en werken en zijne reformatorische denkbeelden</em>. Leiden: Boekhandel en drukkerij voorheen E.J. Brill, 1914: 146.
 
 
 
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Hendrik van Arnhem (Henric van Aernem), "with the crippled foot," a tailor from the district of Kleve, Germany, was an elder in the Anabaptist congregation at Antwerp, Belgium. The martyr Bartel had a conversation with him there about Mary van Beckum. Little is known about this elder. He was apparently prominent. The Amsterdam authorities had put a price upon his head, which was raised in 1566 to 200 Caroli-guilders. Among those he baptized were the martyrs Jan Ghijselinck, Gheert Vermandele, Martijnken Meere, and Belijnken de Jaghere, in the presence of about 20 other Anabaptists. He also played the role of arbitrator in the dispute between the Frisians and the Flemish, having been called for that purpose as a buitenleraar to Friesland several times during the winter of 1566-1567. He sided with the Flemish, but was accused by some fanatics of sympathy for the Frisians. In 1570 he was still an elder.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, 1685: II, 103.

Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 500. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Cramer, Samuel and Fredrik Pijper. Bibliotheca Reformatoria Neerlandica. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1903-1914: VII, 64.

Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1893): 31-76, passim.

Verheyden, A. L. E.  Mennisme in Vlaanderen. Brussels, Belgium: Société d'histoire du protestantisme belge, 1942: 32.

Vos, Karel. Menno Simons, 1496 1561: zijn leven en werken en zijne reformatorische denkbeelden. Leiden: Boekhandel en drukkerij voorheen E.J. Brill, 1914: 146.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Hendrik van Arnhem (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 29 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendrik_van_Arnhem_(16th_century)&oldid=81898.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Hendrik van Arnhem (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 29 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hendrik_van_Arnhem_(16th_century)&oldid=81898.




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