Book of Mormon translation in Spanish: Help from above to make it right


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  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    Feb. 23, 2012 9:50 a.m.

    I still miss Eduardo Balderas translation of the Hymns to Spanish.
    Somehow,to me the newer translations do not sound as poetics and meaningful as the old version.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Feb. 23, 2012 12:17 a.m.

    Eduardo Balderas was a very important figure in the translation history of the Church. Along with Antoine R. Ivins, as directed by the First Presidency, he did the first ever translation of the temple endownment into any language from English. Balderas also assisted Ivins with the first translation of the Doctrine and Covenants into Spanish, and alone did the First Translation of the Pearl of Great Price into Spanish. In the old Spanish hymnbook where translators were identified, Balderas and Rey L. Pratt had performed the vast majority of the translations of the text.