Beck, Matthias Friedrich

Beck, Matthias Friedrich a Protestant theologian of Germany, was born at Kaufbeuren, May 23; 1649. He studied at Jena; was in 1679 deacon, and in 1696 pastor, of the Church of the Holy Ghost at Augsburg, where he died, Feb. 2, 1701. He is best known by his Targum seu Paraphrasis Chaldaica in 1 et 2 Librum Chronicorum cum Versione Latina et Niotis (Augsburg, 1680-83); which A. Rahmer used in his Targum zur Chronik (Thorn, 1866). See Winer, Handbuch der theol. Lit. i, 53; Furst, Bibl. Jud. i, 95; Jocher, Allgemeines Gelehrten-Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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