Bass, Sabbathai

Bass, Sabbathai a Jewish writer of Holland, was born at Kalisch in 1641. In 1689 he established a Hebrew printing-office at Dyrhenfurt, and died in 1718 at Krotoschin. He is the author of, שַׂפַתֵי חֲכָמַי, a super-commentary on Rashi on the Pentateuch and the five Megilloth (Amst. 1680 a.o.): —שׂפתֵי יַשֵׁנַיַם, an index of Hebrew literature, including the works of Christian writers, giving altogether 2360 titles, viz. 2200 of Jewish, and 160 of Christian writers (ibid. 1680; Zolkiew, 1806). He also edited some other works. See Furst, Bibl. Jud. i, 92 sq.; Benjacob, Ozar HaSepharim or Thesaurus Librorum Iebraicorum, 3, 609, No. 1236, 1238. (B. P.)

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