Jakob van Nuys Klinkenberg
Jakob van Nuys Klinkenberg was born on
February 20, 1744 in West Graftdijk, the son of Henricus Jansen
Klinkenberg and Magdalena Nuys.
After his schooling he was given the position
of 'magister artium liberalium et Philosophiae Doctor' on November
2, 1764 . In English, Master of liberal arts and doctor of philosophy.
He was the pastor in Eemnes-Outside (1766), Overschie (1773),
Oudewater (1775), Deventer (1776) and Amsterdam (1778). In 1783
he was appointed as professor of theology at Leiden, and he
was thankful for this. In the same year he was appointed as
a professor in Amsterdam. In 1784 he was promoted to doctor
About him it is written: "Through
his venerable appearance, his engaging dealings and his cheerfulness
v. Nuys Klinkenberg won the sympathy of those who came in contact
with him. He had a dislike of all profit, even of the appearance
of such and he even went so far, that as a professor he would
never accept any tuition fees neither did he accept any particular
fee for the publication of his writings. Physically, he was
very stout in build and very active and even in the last days
of his life, he could be found frequently working at his lathe.
Even in winter, he was in the habit of rising early. He worked
hard writing articles for the press and even though he had an
extremely busy life, he also found the time for many hours of
socialisation. On of his most notable works was "- Jan
Pieter de Bie, GP of Itterzon and John Lindeboom, Biographical
Dictionary of Protestant divines in the Netherlands. Part 5
On a personal level we know he was married
to Mary Elizabeth Merkman. He was the father of four daughters.
He died in Amsterdam on September 14, 1817 in Amsterdam. He
was 73 years old.
The book: Education in religion.
The book that we show you was published in 1780 and is
part of a work consisting of several parts. Van Nuys Klinkenberg
used the divine name "Jehovah".