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Joost Meerssenier was an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr executed in [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]] in Flanders in 1569 with two brethren and a sister. "But in all this they courageously persevered, and could in no wise be induced to apostatize, so that they finally had to lay down their lives for the name of Christ" The exact date and manner of execution are unknown. Verheyden, who studied the documents at Ghent, did not find this martyr. Joost's name is No. 37 in the song "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaer, Ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the appendix of the [[Lietboecxken, tracterende van den Offer des Heeren, Een|<em>Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren</em>]].
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Joost Meerssenier was an [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr executed in [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]] in Flanders in 1569 with two brethren and a sister. "But in all this they courageously persevered, and could in no wise be induced to apostatize, so that they finally had to lay down their lives for the name of Christ" The exact date and manner of execution are unknown. Verheyden, who studied the documents at Ghent, did not find this martyr. Joost's name is No. 37 in the song "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaer, Ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the appendix of the [[Lietboecxken, tracterende van den Offer des Heeren, Een|<em>Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren</em>]].
 
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<em>Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . .</em> N.p., 1570: 653.
 
<em>Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . .</em> N.p., 1570: 653.
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Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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.</em> Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 759. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm].
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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.</em> Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 759. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm].
  
Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe; Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 65.
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Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. <em>Mennonitisches Lexikon</em>. Frankfurt &amp; Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 65.
 
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Joost Meerssenier was an Anabaptist martyr executed in Ghent in Flanders in 1569 with two brethren and a sister. "But in all this they courageously persevered, and could in no wise be induced to apostatize, so that they finally had to lay down their lives for the name of Christ" The exact date and manner of execution are unknown. Verheyden, who studied the documents at Ghent, did not find this martyr. Joost's name is No. 37 in the song "Als men schreef duyst vijfhondert jaer, Ende twee en tsestich mede," found in the appendix of the Lietboecxken van den Offer des Heeren.

Bibliography

Dit Boec wort genoemt: Het Offer des Herren, om het inhout van sommighe opgheofferde kinderen Godts . . . N.p., 1570: 653.

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. Part II: 407.

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

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. III, 65.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Joost Meerssenier (d. 1569)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 28 Mar 2015. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Joost_Meerssenier_(d._1569)&oldid=92171.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1957). Joost Meerssenier (d. 1569). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 March 2015, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Joost_Meerssenier_(d._1569)&oldid=92171.




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