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 PhD in linguistics and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and Hebrew Union College.
Joel Hoffman is the chief translator for the popular 10-volume series, “My People’s Prayer Book” (winner of the National Jewish Book Award) and for “My People’s Passover Haggadah.” He is the author of the critically acclaimed “In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language” as well as the popular books “And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible’s Original Meaning” and “The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible”. Writing under the pen-name “J.M. Hoffman,” he is the author of the thriller series “The Warwick Files.”
His latest book, “The Bible Doesn’t Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings” hits shelves on 16 February 2016.
Dr Hoffman lives in Westchester, NY.