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Hendrick Jansz Herrison was a publisher of Menno Simons' works, which he had printed at Amsterdam in 1681 by Joh. van Veen with the title, Opera Omnia Theologica of alle de Godtgeleerde Wercken van Menno Symons, t' Samen bijeen vervat, en nu op nieuws door eenige Beminnaers der Waerheydt, ter eeren Godes en hares Naesten welvaert in Druk uytgegeven, verrijckt met vier Registers, en eenige andere schriften van den Autheur, voor desen nooyt in Druck geweest; als mede voor yder Tractaet sijn eygen Tytel en Voorreden gestelt, en getrouwelijk in onse Nederduytsche Spraecke overgeset. Herrison's edition is almost complete. It is chiefly a reprint of the Opera oft Groot-Summarie of 1646. After the introduction Herrison put in everything that he knew of Menno's productions. His edition is rather slovenly; there are many errors, a number of sentences are completely mutilated, the translation of Menno's tracts from Low German (Oosters) is sometimes unintelligible. It is clear that Herrison was a man of little education. Nothing is known of Herrison himself. Hylkema discovered that he was a citizen of Amsterdam and that he traveled or lived in Friesland in 1684-1688. He was a friend of the well-known pietistic poet and etcher Jan Luyken. Herrison was a servant of Ch(arles) van Boneval, to whom he gave a letter in 1682 which was written by Menno's own hand, and which is now in the Hamburg Mennonite Library.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1865): 118, 121; (1885): 7 f.; (1904): 27.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff.  Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 291.

Vos, Karel.  Menno Simons, 1496-1561, zijn leven en werken en zijne reformatorische denkbeelden. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1914: 297, 301.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Herrison, Hendrick Jansz (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 26 May 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herrison,_Hendrick_Jansz_(17th_century)&oldid=65166.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1956). Herrison, Hendrick Jansz (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 May 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Herrison,_Hendrick_Jansz_(17th_century)&oldid=65166.


Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 713. All rights reserved.

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