Brenz, Samuel Friedrich
Brenz, Samuel Friedrich a German controversialist, lived in the early half of the 17th century. He gave up Judaism in 1601 in order to embrace Christianity, and published his motives for so doing in a work in which he accused the Jews of the most odious crimes. Another Jew, named Solomon Zebi, responded in a work in which he accused the Christians of abominable practices. These two works, written in German, were translated into Latin and republished (Nuremburg, 1680, 1715). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.