Skip to main content

Johannes Lydius text on Matthew 5:16: manuscript.

Collection MS-1986-080: Johannes Lydius text on Matthew 5:16: manuscript.


  • Creation: between 1700-1710

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.


Restrictions on Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

Biographical note

Minister of the Dutch Reformed Church. 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).


.5 Linear Feet (1 container) : 16 pages ; 22 x 17 cm

Language of Materials

Dutch; Flemish


Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time.

Johannes Lydius text on Matthew 5:16: manuscript.
Between 1700-1710
Marc Only
Noah Sheola
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the John J. Burns Library Repository

John J. Burns Library
Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States