Melchior Hoffman



Melchior Hoffman : Anabaptist
From Melchior Hoffman's study of Apocalypse he had a vision of "resurrections" of apostolic Christianity that Christ would return to Strasbourg in 1533. The year 1533 was to inaugurate the new era and Strasbourg was to be the seat of the New Jerusalem.

Hoffman's failed prophecy of the return of Christ contributed significantly to the Münster Rebellion (1533–1534), of which he is seen as one of the authors. Two of his followers, Jan van Matthijs and Jan van Leiden, proclaimed that Hoffman was wrong on the questions of the exact time and place, where Christ would return and reign, and named Münster as the correct location.


Richard Kyle, The Last Days are Here Again. Baker Books, Grand Rapids MI, 1998