David ben Saul

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DAVID BEN SAUL (first half of 13th century), talmudic scholar who lived in Provence. David was a disciple of *Solomon b. Abraham of Montpellier and, together with him and *Jonah b. Abraham Gerondi, actively opposed Maimonides' philosophic writings. He is quoted in an anonymous commentary to Bava Meẓia in the responsa of Joseph b. David ibn Leb (3:60) and in those of Joseph di Trani (Mahanit, resp., vol. 2, yd 39).

[Joseph Elijah Heller]