Verschorists a sect that derived its denomination from Jacob Verschoor, a native of Flushing, in the Netherlands, who in the year 1680, out of a perverse and heterogeneous mixture of the tenets of Cocceius and Spinoza, produced a new form of religion, equally remarkable for its extravagance and impiety. His disciples and followers were called Hebrews, on account of the zeal and assiduity with which they all, without distinction of age or sex, applied themselves to the study of the Hebrew language. Their sentiments were nearly the same as those of the Hattemists (q.v.). See Mosheim, Hist. of the Church, bk. 4:cent. 17:§ 2, pt. 2, ch. 2.

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