Abraham ben Samuel of Dreux
ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL OF DREUX
ABRAHAM BEN SAMUEL OF DREUX (second half of 13th century), rabbinical scholar in northwestern France. Abraham was the chief spokesman in a religious disputation in Paris with Paul, a Spanish "cordelier" (conceivably to be identified with Pablo *Christiani) under the reign of Philip the Bold (1270–85). He evidently wrote a commentary on the Book of Daniel, from which was derived an explanation of Daniel 9:24 mentioned in the record of the controversy. It was formerly thought he came from Dreux.
Neubauer, in: jqr, 5 (1892/93), 713 ff.; J. Rosenthal, in: Aresheth, 2 (1960), 145.