Does there exist any translation of the Sefer Elim of Rabbi Joseph Solomon Delmedigo into a European language? If not, does there at least exist a text-version of the original Hebrew version (all I have is a scan of the original Hebrew, which makes it especially difficult for someoneone with rudimentary knowledge of the language).

  • It seems the book you are looking for is Sefer Ilem? I hesitate to change the name of the book in your post because the description of the book on its cover page seems to use rhymes that end with -lim
    – b a
    Oct 24, 2018 at 17:11
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    @ba It’s ‘Elim’ like the place Num. 33:9. The book’s format follows the amount of wells and palm-trees. See Wiki.
    – Oliver
    Oct 24, 2018 at 18:03

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http://hebrewbooks.org/43425 http://www.seforimonline.org/seforim-database/

Actually, acc. to Wikipedia the book was heavily censored, and so it is likely that it was not translated, compared with other works of a similar nature were, because of their popularity and contribution to the respective field. To that end there is probably no translation of it when it was published.

That being said there was an entry at the French National Library to investigate: On Sefer Elim

I don't speak French so this may be a dead end.

  • Thanks.The version at hebrewbooks.org makes my work significantly easier, both because of its smaller file-size and its searchability.
    – guest
    Oct 31, 2018 at 9:03

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