Beck, Michael a Protestant theologian and Hebraist of Germany, was born at Ulm, Jan. 14, 1653. After havingῥ studied at Jena, he devoted himself, under the direction of a rabbin who had become Christianized, to the study of the Oriental languages and of philosophy; and from 1674 he himself prepared: lectures in philology, and, like most of the learned Germans, he travelled, resorting to Jena. then to Strasburg. On his return he was made professor of Hebrew. At the same time he undertook pastoral functions, which he performed under various titles at Munster and Erslung. He died March 10, 1712. Some of his principal works are, Disputatio de Judceorum Phylacteriis (Jena, 1675, 1684): — Dispuztaio de Duplici Accentuationze Decalogi; de Accentuum Hebrceorunm Usu Mianusico, in the Thesaurus Disputationum Theologi e, vol. 1: — De Parenthesi Ebea, published about 1707. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.