About the Author

Learn about Larry’s calling, education, and his own standardized translation.

Learn About Larry Dee Harper

Larry Dee Harper was called of God on August 17, 1966. He is a decorated Vietnam Veteran, having served in Vietnam from August 1968 to August 1969 as an Infantry squad leader in the United States Army, Americal Division, 11th Infantry Brigade.

Larry’s formal education is in the area of ancient Near Eastern languages. He received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Greek in 1972 from William Jennings Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee; the Master of Arts degree in Old Testament studies (Biblical Hebrew) in 1974 from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois; and the Ph.D. Candidate degree in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1980.

Larry reads Akkadian cuneiform (ancient Babylonian and Assyrian), Arabic, Aramaic, Classical and Koine Greek, Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew, as well as Ugaritic (Canaanite). He taught Biblical Hebrew as a Teaching Assistant at the graduate level while studying for a Master of Divinity degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and at the undergraduate level while pursuing a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Having determined in 1980 that he had not been called to teach as a professor in an institution of higher education, Larry began working full-time doing biblical research and writing under the auspices of his own private research endeavor—The Elijah Project.

The findings of The Elijah Project are currently being published by Voice of Elijah, Inc. in articles that appear every quarter in The Voice of Elijah® newsletter and in The Voice of Elijah® Update (published eight times annually). Larry receives no compensation from The Voice of Elijah® for the articles he writes for our publications. He does, however, retain the copyright.

In addition to the articles he has written for The Voice of Elijah® since October 1990, Larry has also published five books: The Way, The Truth, The Life; Not All Israel Is Israel; The Advent of Christ and AntiChrist; The Mystery of Scripture, Volume 1; and God Called; I Answered. A sixth book—The Inheritance of the Believer, Volume 1—is currently available only on CD and DVD. He has also published six booklets, which we distribute free of charge, and he plans to write at least six more books. He has recently published his own "standardized" translation of the New Testament (Harper's Standardized Study Bible), which is currently available in digital format on The Elijah Project and will soon be available on this website. He plans to also publish a print version of Harper's Standardized Study Bible (New Testament) in early 2019. You can follow him on Twitter: @ElijahProject and Facebook: @LarryDeeHarperAuthor.

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