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Jacob Lowys, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr executed at [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], [[Belgium|Belgium]], on 22 November 1570 (method un­known). The Dutch martyrbook <em>Historie der Warachtige getuygen Jesu Christi . . . </em>(Hoorn, 1617) contains two accounts on this martyr and [[Joris van Meersch (d. 1570)|Joris van Meersch]], executed with him. Both accounts are incomplete; the second was used by [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|van Braght]] in the <em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|&lt;em&gt;Martyrs' Mirror&lt;/em&gt;]]</em><em>.</em>
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Jacob Lowys, an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr executed at [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], [[Belgium|Belgium]], on 22 November 1570 (method un­known). The Dutch martyrbook <em>Historie der Warachtige getuygen Jesu Christi . . . </em>(Hoorn, 1617) contains two accounts on this martyr and [[Joris van Meersch (d. 1570)|Joris van Meersch]], executed with him. Both accounts are incomplete; the second was used by [[Braght, Tieleman Jansz van (1625-1664)|van Braght]] in the <em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|<em>Martyrs' Mirror</em>]]</em><em>.</em>
  
 
The exact year and date of execution (not given by van Braght) were found in the records by A. L. E. Verheyden. Jacob and Joris are celebrated in a hymn, "Broeders en susters al ghemeyn, fondeert alleen op Christum den Steijn" (Brethren and sisters altogether, build only on Christ, the stone, as a foundation). The hymn is found in the <em>[[Tweede Liedeboeck, Het|Tweede Liedenboeck]] </em>of 1583.
 
The exact year and date of execution (not given by van Braght) were found in the records by A. L. E. Verheyden. Jacob and Joris are celebrated in a hymn, "Broeders en susters al ghemeyn, fondeert alleen op Christum den Steijn" (Brethren and sisters altogether, build only on Christ, the stone, as a foundation). The hymn is found in the <em>[[Tweede Liedeboeck, Het|Tweede Liedenboeck]] </em>of 1583.
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Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. <em>Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais</em>. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: No. 489.
 
Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. <em>Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais</em>. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: No. 489.
  
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. 4 v. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 696.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>, 4 vols. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 696.
  
 
Verheyden, A. L. E. <em>Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). </em>Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 57, No. 199.
 
Verheyden, A. L. E. <em>Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). </em>Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 57, No. 199.
  
 
Wolkan, Rudolf. <em>Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer</em>. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 72.
 
Wolkan, Rudolf. <em>Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer</em>. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 72.
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Jacob Lowys, an Anabaptist martyr executed at Ghent, Belgium, on 22 November 1570 (method un­known). The Dutch martyrbook Historie der Warachtige getuygen Jesu Christi . . . (Hoorn, 1617) contains two accounts on this martyr and Joris van Meersch, executed with him. Both accounts are incomplete; the second was used by van Braght in the Martyrs' Mirror.

The exact year and date of execution (not given by van Braght) were found in the records by A. L. E. Verheyden. Jacob and Joris are celebrated in a hymn, "Broeders en susters al ghemeyn, fondeert alleen op Christum den Steijn" (Brethren and sisters altogether, build only on Christ, the stone, as a foundation). The hymn is found in the Tweede Liedenboeck of 1583.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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: 506.

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: 845. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.

Haeghen, Ferdinand van der., Thomas Arnold and R. Vanden Berghe. Bibliographie des Martyrologes Protestants Néerlandais. II. Receuils. The Hague: M. Nijhoff, 1890: No. 489.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. II, 696.

Verheyden, A. L. E. Het Gentsche Martyrologium (1530-1595). Brugge: De Tempel, 1946: 57, No. 199.

Wolkan, Rudolf. Die Lieder der Wiedertäufer. Berlin, 1903. Reprinted Nieuwkoop : B. De Graaf, 1965: 72.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Jacob Lowys (d. 1570)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Nov 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacob_Lowys_(d._1570)&oldid=108143.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Jacob Lowys (d. 1570). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 November 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Jacob_Lowys_(d._1570)&oldid=108143.




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