Pries a name common to several Lutheran theologians.
1. JOACHIM HEINRICH (1), was born November 12, 1714, at Rostock, where he began his theological studies, which he continued at Jena. At the university of his birthplace Pries commenced his academical career in 1739. In 1745 he was appointed professor, in 1749 he took the degree of doctor of theology, and died August 1, 1763. He is the author of, De noni Consummatis Patribus Veteris Testamenti ad Dictum Pauli Ebr. 11:39, 40 (Rostock, 1749): — Quo Sensu AEternuitas Dei Fixa sit Momentum? (1752): — De Jona, Christi hypo (1753): — De Praexistentia Dei Ante Abraham (1755): — De Prophetis et Apostolis (1757): — De Infallibilitate Apostolorum (1760), etc. See Doringr, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.
2. JOACHIM HEINRICH (2), son of the preceding, was born at Rostock, September 24, 1747. He studied at the universities of his native place and Jena. For some time preacher at Ribnitz, he was appointed professor of theology at Rostock in 1779, took the degree of doctor of theology in 1791, and died October 24, 1796. He wrote, Progr. in Deuteronomy 18:15 (Rostock, 1779): — Sapientia Redemptoris in Apparitionibus Post Resurrectionem (1780): — Nature Jesu Christi Divina (1782): — Mortuorum Resurrectio Teteris Foedere non Incognita (1783): — De
Personis quibus Epistola ad Galatas Scripta est (1786): — De Mort e Chiristi Vicaria (1788): — De Numero Paschatum a Christo Post Baptismum Celebratorum (1789). See Doring, Die gelehrten Theologen Deutschlands, s.v.
3. JOHANN GABRIEL, who died at Gustrow in 1788, rector, wrote, Progr. in Genes. 41:43 (Rostock, 1754): — De Divina Leguni Mosaicarum Praestantia (1755): — De Divina Legum Mosaicarum Indole (1756): — De Divina Lege, etc., Warburtonom Opposita (1757): — De Israelitarum Theocratic Praestantia (1759): — De LXX Intepretibus (1768). See Furst, Bibl. Jud. 3:121. (B.P.)