While reciting surat al-'Araaf I passed by these verses:
And recite to them, [O Muhammad], the news of him to whom we gave [knowledge of] Our signs, but he detached himself from them; so Satan pursued him, and he became of the deviators. (175)
And if We had willed, we could have elevated him thereby, but he adhered [instead] to the earth and followed his own desire. So his example is like that of the dog: if you chase him, he pants, or if you leave him, he [still] pants. That is the example of the people who denied Our signs. So relate the stories that perhaps they will give thought. (176)
My question is the person whom have been given the signs of Allah and who has detached himself from them a "Known " person our is this verse only a general example, what do tafseer books say about "him"?