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"An eternall Testament, which the soul maketh with the being of God, by resigning of herself to have communion with the eternall Deitie in the coessentiall life, testified within the hearts of the lovers of truth for a patterne of life; all by Hiel, [the coessentiall life of God];" a translation from Hiel's Ewig Testament published in German at Amsterdam in 1687, 17th century

MS. Rawl. C. 540

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The real name of the fanatical mystic who wrote under the pseudonym Hiel was Hendrik Janson, or Jansen, who lived in the Netherlands in the middle of the seventeenth century. See Arnold's Kirchen-und-Ketzer Historic, Frankf. am M. 1700, vol. iii. pp. 23–30.

In Adelung's Supplement to Jöcher's Allg. Gelehrten-Lex. he is erroneously identified with Friedr. Breckling, a German mystic, who died in 1711.


  • Creation: 17th century


84 Leaves

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  • English


MS. Rawl. C. 540


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