Bio

Vince Beiler is married to Lydia and a father of four. Prior to our move to Cambridge, England in 2019, we lived in Lancaster and then in Philadelphia. Currently, Vince is studying Hebrew Bible manuscripts, researching how early manuscripts are linked to one another through the careful examination of scribal minutiae. Lydia makes the money for us to live on (she's a saint), and the children help us to remain in and enjoy the present.

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Friday, September 17th, 2021
This is Part Three in a series of essays about ancient Hebrew text and manuscripts. Read Part 1 and Part 2. 6. The Masoretic Text  In prior posts we touched on some developments of the Hebrew Bible over the course of its 3,000 plus year history.   Now we move to a specific group of Jewish scribes who made a name for themselves due to the way in which they...

Friday, September 10th, 2021
In a prior essay, we discussed how the (Hebrew) Bible gradually went from a scattered compilation of scrolls to being considered a single entity. We also discussed how the careful preservation of specific Hebrew word forms allow us to date parts of the Bible relative to one another. Finally, we discussed the Septuagint and its role as a highly regarded translation from the time of Jesus down to...

Friday, September 3rd, 2021
1. Introduction  We are all familiar with family heirlooms. An object, usually of significant sentimental value, is handed down from one generation to the next. The Bible is a little like that heirloom. Successive generations of scribes wrote down the words of the Bible, copying what former scribes had written. We have long since lost those first copies but, thanks to all the...