God Didn't Say That

Bible Translations and Mistranslations

Joel M. Hoffman

Joel M. Hoffman, who holds a PhD in theoretical linguistics, has taught Bible in religious settings and translation theory at Brandeis University and at HUC-JIR in New York City. He is the chief translator of the widely read My People’s Prayer Book series (winner of the National Jewish Book Award), and author of both the critically acclaimed In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language (NYU Press) and the popular And God Said: How Translations Conceal The Bible’s Original Meaning (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press).

Writing under “J.M. Hoffman,” he is also the author of the thriller series The Warwick Files.

Hoffman presents to churches, synagogues, community groups, and university audiences across the world.

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