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Original Ordered Young's Literal Translation

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Original Ordered Young's Literal Translation or OOYLT is Young's Literal Translation (YLT) with the books arranged in the original order. OOYLT was released on the internet in 2013 as public domain.

The modern order of the Bible is commonly attributed to Jerome. The Hebrew Old Testament originally contained 22 books, organized into three divisions: The Law, The Prophets, and The Writings.[1] The translators of the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament rearranged the books, using three other categories: historical, poetic, and prophetic.[1] When Jerome translated the Bible into Latin, he used the Septuagint order for the Old Testament and further rearranged the New Testament. OOYLT is YLT rearranged to the original order. There is no translation work done. Credits belong to the late Robert Young for translating YLT.

17 books are not missing, but merged. For example, 12 minor prophet books are combined to one "minor prophets" book.

Related References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Thiel B. The Original Order of the Books of the Bible. COGwriter (c) 2016 0611