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.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred E. and Bjarnason, Kári, "Jon Jonsson: Icelandic Mormon Poet and Translator" (2011). Faculty Publications. 818.
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