Report Who Translated the BOM to Languages other than English? in LDS Gospel Discussion Posted November 10, 2021 On 10/31/2021 at 5:31 PM, clbent04 said: I’m curious if the Church ever commissioned 3rd parties unaffiliated with the Church to ever translate the BOM to a certain language. I’m sure only high ranking GA’s translated the BOM to the world’s most popular languages, but even then, I have no idea. I don’t think there’s a rule that says you have to be a high-ranking GA to translate the BOM, but idk. The BOM has been translated to so many languages, many of which aren’t widely known. Does anyone have insight on this topic? The Spanish version of the Book of Mormon that I used on my mission was translated by a prominent member of the Church who was Mexican. As one who speaks fluently a foreign language, I can say that it is not an easy job. Language can be very nuanced. It was interesting to me that the translation used in that BoM used the Spanish word desert for wilderness. I don't think of wilderness as desert, necessarily, but wilderness certainly encompasses desert.