Dr. Frese completed his doctoral studies in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern history in 2012. His dissertation, titled, “The Civic Forum in Ancient Israel: Its Form, function and Symbolism” focuses on the architecture and uses of the gate complex in the southern Levant and the symbolism of gate terminology used in the Hebrew Bible.
His research interests are in the social and religious history of the ancient world, and he already has several publications in the fields of archaeology and Biblical Studies. A recent paper of his, entitled "Lessons from the Potter's Workshop: A New Look at Jeremiah 18:1-11," was published in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. He served as the Hebrew Language Teaching Fellow at F&M in 2012-2013.
B.A., The Master’s College 1998; M.A., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2004; Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2012.