Joel M.Hoffman, Ph.D.
Dr. Joel M. Hoffman focuses on bringing the Bible to life and is known for his "fresh insights and interpretations about religious life in the 21st century." A popular speaker, he presents to churches, synagogues, community groups, and university audiences across the world. He holds a Ph.D. in linguistics and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College.
Dr. Hoffman is the chief translator for the popular 10-volume series, My People's Prayer Book (winner of the National Jewish Book Award). He is the author of In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language (NYU Press), and And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press) Writing under the pen name "J.M. Hoffman," he is the author of the thriller series The Warwick Files.
His latest book is The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible.
Dr. Hoffman lives in Westchester, NY.
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