Abstract

Jon Jonsson (Jón Jónsson), a catalytic Icelandic convert to Mormonism, was a gifted poet and translator whose literary work focused on the theme of salvation. Perhaps his most valuable contribution to Mormon history is that he is the first known person to translate a portion of the Book of Moron into Icelandic. He completed a translation of the First Book of Nephi in 1881.

Original Publication Citation

Fred E. Woods and Kári Bjarnason, “Jon W. Jonsson: Icelandic Mormon Poet, Translator and Weaver,” 12: 2 Mormon Historical Studies (Fall 2011):48-62.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-09-01

Permanent URL

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/3011

Publisher

Mormon Historical Studies

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

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