About the Translator

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About the Translator

Harold Littrell died on August 21, 2001, at the age of 80. He would have been 81 on December 20, 2001. He was the author and translator of the English Study Bible, had earned a BA with a broadfield major in Biblical Languages from Harding University, Searcy, AR; and an MA from the Harding Graduate School of Bible and Religion, Memphis, TN. He also held an M.Th. and a Th.D. in Theology from Southwest in Jennings, LA.

Harold Littrell preached the gospel for more than 50 years, and wrote articles for several religious journals. He wrote commentaries on all the New Testament Books.  They are in nine volumes: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, Paul's Letters VOL I (Romans through Colossians), Paul's Letters and Hebrews VOL II (I Thessalonians through Hebrews), General Letters (James through Jude), and Revelation.

Harold Littrell translated by hand Genesis through Deuteronomy of the Old Testament. However, he reached only Leviticus 22 in committing his work to computer disks for publication. There are no notes from Leviticus 22 through Deuteronomy. Some think that is because he put in his notes as he typed the translation onto disks. That seems totally unlike Harold, but in any event there are no notes to explain his translation of the rest of the work he did in the Old Testament.

The rest of his handwritten text must be commmited to computer disks for publication. It had been anticipated that this would be accomplished by now, over a year after the death of Bro. Littrell. Some of the work was not done as anticipated and so that must be started again. We are currently working on having that done, and must apologize for the unforeseen delay.

Harold Littrell preached for the Ravenden, Arkansas church of Christ from 1972 until his death on August 21, 2001. He had taught Greek and other subjects in college and high school work. He was living in Ravenden at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Ondalee, and three daughters.