BYU Studies, book review, Joseph Smith Papers, Revelations and Translations
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints revere the Book of Mormon as a sacred text that was translated “by the gift and power of God” (D&C 135:3) by Joseph Smith and first published in 1830. Since then it has seen numerous editions, has been translated into around one hundred languages, and is distributed around the world. The story of how the Book of Mormon originated and eventually spread is well known, but the details of its textual history are not widely known.
Allen, James B.
"Revelations and Translations, Volume 3: Printer’s Manuscript of the Book of Mormon The Joseph Smith Papers,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 59:
2, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol59/iss2/21