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William K. Reinsma Collection, 1931-1967 | Heritage Hall, Hekman Library

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Title: William K. Reinsma Collection, 1931-1967Add to your cart.

ID: COLL/202

Primary Creator: Reinsma, William K. (1909-1986)

Extent: 0.25 Cubic Feet. More info below.

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Minister of the Christian Reformed Church; teacher of Greek at Calvin College; Bible teacher at Lynden Christian High School in Lynden, Washington; and translator. The collection includes lecture notes from Calvin Theological Seminary and topical files., including an account of a trip to Palestine in1931.

Biographical Note

William was born in Sheldon, Iowa. As a young man he was a student at Orange City, Iowa, Christian School and the Northwest Academy and Junior College. He received his AB from Calvin College in 1932 and graduated from Calvin Seminary in 1935.

William K. Reinsma was a minister in the Christian Reformed Church, a teacher in Christian schools, and a translator of Dutch books.

He served in Bejou, Minnesota, 1936-1941; Lebanon, Iowa, 1941-1945; Raymond, Minnesota, 1945-1958; Ada, Michigan, 1948-1951; Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1951-1956; Lynden, Washington, 1956-1959; and Everson, Washington, 1962-1965. While he served in Ada he taught Greek at Calvin College and from 1959-1962 he was a Bible teacher at Lynden Christian High School.

When Reinsma retired he translated Dutch books into English for Heritage Hall. He had almost completed the translation of A. Kuyper's De Engelen Gods when he passed away on March 4, 1986. He was survived by his wife Hilda (De Boer) and their three children.

He preached with clarity and communicated well with young people.

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[Series 1: Articles and Notes],

Series 1: Articles and NotesAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: "Dutch-American Family Records in Michigan" --- c.1967Add to your cart.
Folder 2: "Calvin College Collections and Family Records" --- c.1967Add to your cart.
Folder 3: "Goel passage in Job 19:25-27" --- n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 4: History of the Science of New Testament Introduction, mimeographed material --- c. 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Lower and Higher Criticism, mimeographed material --- c. 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: The Minor Prophets, handwritten --- c. 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Old Testament Eschatology in the Pre-Mosaic Period, mimeographed material --- c. 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Old Testament Exegesis, Servant of Jehovah in Isaiah, mimeographed --- c. 1965Add to your cart.
Folder 9Add to your cart.
Item 1: Old Testament Prophets, by Jack Devi --- 1910Add to your cart.
Item 2: Copy of 1917 syllabusAdd to your cart.
Folder 10: Zechariah 4, by M. Wyngaarden --- c. 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Handwritten radio messages in notebook --- [undated]Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Report on trip to the Holy Land by M.J. Wyngarden --- 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Report of visit of Miller to Calvin Seminary; four groups of scholars --- January 24, 1947Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Sketch of Isaiah 42-43, handwritten notes --- n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Trip to Palestine [incomplete] --- June 1931Add to your cart.

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