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10-11-2009, 10:46 PM
Hi everyone,

BibleWorks attributes the Young's Literal Translation to J. N. Young, but I'm seeing a lot of places on the web that attribute it to Robert Young.

Anyone have some insight on this?



Yaku Lee
10-12-2009, 01:46 AM
Yes, I, too, wonder why.

Wikipedia articles under the headings of “Robert Young (Biblical scholar) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Young_(Biblical_scholar))” and “Young’s Literal Translation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young%27s_Literal_Translation),” and “Young, Robert” in Webster’s Biographical Dictionary, A Merriam-Webster (Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam Co., 1980) all seem to confirm that Young’s Literal Translation is the work of Robert Young (1822-1888).

Could it be that BW simply made an error here?