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Bible Version Detail — Young's Literal Translation(YLT)

What's in a Version? is a book about the process of Bible translationAbbreviation:YLT
Name:Young's Literal Translation
Functional Translation (1-10):1
Formal Translation (1-10):10
Ease of reading (1-10, 10 is easiest):1
Public Reading (1-10):1
Serious Study (1-10):5
Gender Neutral Language (1-10):1
Capitalization of pronouns referring to God (Yes/No):No
Extensive Translation of cultural terms (Yes/No):No
Translated by Committee (Yes/No):No
Interdenominational Participation (Yes/No):No
Interfaith Participation (Yes/No):No
Committee Note:
This is a super-literal translation in which the word order of the original is followed slavishly, and even articles are translated where English and Hebrew or Greek usage differs. It is no surprise that it rates a '1' on Functionality and a '10' on formality--that is the intention of the translator. It is not usable for public reading. I would say that its primary usefulness would be as a "cheat sheet" for translating Greek or Hebrew to English. I do not rate it

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