Friese, or Fries, or Frisius Martin
Friese, Or Fries, Or Frisius Martin, a Jutland theologian, was born at Riepen in 1688, and studied theology at the University of Copenhagen under Wandalin, Massius, and the ex-rabbi Steenlauch. In 1712 he was appointed instructor in philosophy, and in 1717 preacher and confessor to the household of a nobleman. In 1719 he was called to the university at Kiel as third professor of theology. Here he lectured especially upon Exegesis of the New Testament, and wrote several polemical works. After a visit to the libraries at Nuremberg and Wolfenbuttel, he was on his return in 1725, promoted to the second professorship, and at nearly the same time was elected Prokanzler, which position he held up to the time of his death, August 15, 1750. His principal works are: Dissertationes iii de erroribus pictorum contra historiam sacram (Copen. 1703-5, 4to): — Schediasma de ceremonia τοῦ ἐκτινάσσειν τὸν κονίορτον ad Matt. 10:14 (Copen. 1706, 4to): — Dissertatio de δοκιμασία (a exhortationis Irenicae, ad unionem inter Evangelicos et reformatos procurandam hodie facta (Kiel, 1722 and 1733): — Fundamenta Theologiae theticae, selectionibus dictis
probantibus eorumque, ubi opus est, exegesi et observationibus praecipuis instructa (Hamb. 1724) Demonstratio exegetica des nonnullis valde notatu dignis modis quibus V.T. in Novum adlegatur, pariterque de graeca 70 interpretum versione, etc. (Hamb. 1730, 4to): — Dissert. de usu et abusu Graecorum in primis scriptorum in illustrandis N.T. vocabulis et dicendi modis (Kiel, 1733). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Gener. 18:879.