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Lydius, Johannes, -1709



  • Existence: d. 1709

Biographical Note

Born in South Holland, Johannes Lydius led a congregation in Antwerp before emigrating to New York in 1700. Residing in Albany and later Schenectady, he conducted missionary work among the Mohawk people. His Dutch catechism, printed by William Bradford in 1700, is one of the earliest Dutch language texts printed in America. He took ill in September 1709 and died on 1 March 1709 (= modern 1710).

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Johannes Lydius text on Matthew 5:16: manuscript.

Scope and Contents

Draft or notes for an unidentified text, possibly a sermon. Caption title reads "Matts. 5:16," which is followed by three lines in Greek and the corresponding Dutch translation of Matthew 5:16: Laat u ligt alzoo schijnen voor de menshen, dat zij uw goede werken mogen zien, ende uwen Vader, die in de hemelen is, verheerlijken. With numerous marginal notes and emendations. Signed on page 16: Dom. Lydius.

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Open for research.

Dates: between 1700-1710