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Books
The Bible Doesn't Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings (Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press), by Joel M. Hoffman. 2016. (More information/order....) The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing from Your Bible (Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press), by Joel M. Hoffman. 204. (More information/order....)
And God Said: How Translations Conceal The Bible's Original Meaning (Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press), by Joel M. Hoffman. 2010. (More information/order....) In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language (NYU Press), by Joel M. Hoffman. 2004 (first hardcover edition), 2006 (first paperback edition). (More information/order....)
My People's Prayerbook (Jewish Lights Publishing), ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman, translation and commentary by Joel M. Hoffman. Ten-volume series, 1997-2007. (More information/order: The Sh'ma And Its Blessings, Kabbalat Shabbat, Shabbat At Home, Shabbat Morning, Welcoming The Night, The Amidah, P'sukei D'zimrah, The Torah Service, Morning Blessings, Tachanun and Concluding Prayers)
My People's Passover Haggadah (Jewish Lights Publishing), ed. Lawrence A. Hoffman and David Arnow, translation and commentary by Joel M. Hoffman. 2008. Two-volume series. (More information/order: Volume I, Volume II)


Popular Articles
Five Ways Your Bible Translation Distorts the Original meaning of the Text in the Huffington Post.
The Glamour of the Grammar. Bi-weekly essay on Hebrew from the Jerusalem Post.
"The Jews invent vowels" in the Jerusalem Post

Reviews
Robert Alter's The Book of Psalms. (Buy the book)

Technical Articles
"The Behavior of Strong and Weak Verbs in Modern and Tiberian Hebrew: An OT Account," from IATL 13. (Read online.)

"Syntactic and Paratactic Word Order Effects," PhD Thesis. (Read online.)

Handouts
Handouts from many past lectures and classes are available.


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