Millions of international members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can now study an essential part of Mormon history for themselves.
The Joseph Smith Papers and the Church History Department have translated all four of Joseph Smith’s firsthand accounts of the First Vision into 10 languages and made them available for study online. This marks the first time a Joseph Smith Papers project has produced material for non-English-speaking audiences.
“The firsthand accounts of the First Vision have been published in English for decades now, since the 1970s,” said Nathan Waite, an associate editorial manager with the Joseph Smith Papers. “International church members no longer have to hear about them from scholars or editors."