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The 1901 Jewish Encyclopedia
Vidas, Samuel ben Ḥabib de
Spanish scholar and Bible commentator of the fifteenth century; it is said, but not known with certainty, that he was a physician also. He wrote a commentary on Lamentations, entitled "Perush Megillat Ekah," which appeared in Salonica, 1595. He was the author of the following works also, which have been preserved in manuscript: "Mebaḳḳesh ha-Shem," sermons on the weekly Torah lessons, beginning with Ki Tissa and continued to Niẓẓabim; and a commentary on Canticles, in which his name is given as Samuel Bibas ().
- Polak, in Orient, Lit. 10:276;
- Azulai, Shem ha-Gedolim, 1:174;
- Carmoly, Histoire des Médecins Juifs, pp. 121 et seq.;
- Schorr, in He-Ḥaluẓ, 2:24;
- Dukes, in Orient, Lit. 10:707;
- Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. cols. 2410-2411;
- Jacobs, Sources, p. 195.
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Singer, Isidore, Ph.D, Projector and Managing Editor. Entry for 'Vidas, Samuel ben Ḥabib de'. 1901 The Jewish Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tje/v/vidas-samuel-ben-abib-de.html. 1901.