Johannes Bogerman

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Johann Bogerman

Johannes Bogerman (1576 – 11 September 1637) was a Frisian Protestant divine.

He was born in Uplewert (Now Ostfriesland, Germany), the son of a preacher. From 1591 onwards, he studied in Franeker, Heidelberg, Geneva, Zürich, Lausanne, Oxford and Cambridge. In 1599, he became pastor in Sneek, 1603 in Enkhuizen and 1604 in Leeuwarden. In 1636, he became professor for theology in Franeker.

He helped translate the Bible into Dutch (the Statenbijbel), and was President of the Synod of Dort. As a Calvinist, he preached against Anabaptists, Mennonites, Jesuits and the Arminians. He died in Franeker.

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