William Lovell Hull

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William Lovell Hull (December 3, 1897 – September 1, 1992) was a Canadian reverend.

Born in Winnipeg, Canada, 3 December 1897, son of W. F. Hull and Annie Lovell, he was educated at Kelvin High School. 6 November 1916, he married Lillian Pachal also of Winnipeg. After working in Winnipeg for some years, and being ordained to the ministry, he moved to Jerusalem, Palestine in 1935 having received a "call from God" during a service at Zion Apostolic Church.

Reverend Hull devoted the next 27 years to missionary work in Jerusalem. In 1947, Hull significantly influenced Justice Ivan C. Rand (1884–1969), the Canadian member of the United Nations Special Committee on Palestine, to understand and positively support the United Nations Partition Plan for Palestine creating the State of Israel.

In 1962, Hull was the spiritual counselor for Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann, prior to his execution in June 1962. Hull returned to Canada later that year and wrote The Struggle for a Soul about his experiences with Eichmann.

Reverend Hull retired to Simcoe, Canada in 1963. He died September 1, 1992 and was interred with his wife, in Oakwood Cemetery, Simcoe.

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The Fall and Rise of Israel The Story of the Jewish People During the time of their Dispersal and Regathering, Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing Co., 1953

The Struggle for a Soul The Untold Story of a Minister's Final Effort to Convert Adolf Eichmann, Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1963

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