Joel M.Hoffman, Ph.D.
teacher translator author


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). His books include In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language, from NYU Press, and, from St. Martin's, And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning and The Bible's Cutting Room Floor. Writing under the pen name "J.M. Hoffman," he is author of the thriller series The Warwick Files.

His latest book is The Bible Doesn't Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings."

Dr. Hoffman lives in Westchester, NY.

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The Bible Doesn't Say That: 40 Biblical Mis­trans­la­tions, Mis­con­cep­tions, and Other Mis­under­standings.

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