DEBASH, ISAIAH BEN SAMUEL:
Provençal poet of the second half of the thirteenth century. Renan supposes that the surname "Debash" (honey) is the Hebrew translation of the Provençal name "Miles," a surname frequently borne by the Jews of Provence. Debash is known by two poems addressed to the poet Gorni in defense of Shiloni, also a poet, who had been criticized by Gorni. These two poems are still extant in manuscript (Munich MS. No. 128).
- Monatsschrift, 1882, pp. 517, 519;
- Renan-Neubauer, Les Rabbins Français, p. 724;
- Gross, Gallia Judaica, p. 148.