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Known for his "fresh insights and interpretations about religious life in the 21st century," Dr. Joel M. Hoffman 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 lives in Westchester, NY.

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Joel M. Hoffman I'm always working on many things at once. I'm writing a new book about the Bible (look for details in 2015), building out my on-line site "The…moreI'm always working on many things at once. I'm writing a new book about the Bible (look for details in 2015), building out my on-line site "The Unabridged Bible" (at http://www.TheUnabridgedBible.com), putting my travel schedule into place, and enjoying summer.(less)
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" Hi Matt,

I'm delighted that you found the book interesting!

I run a blog at http://www.GodDidntSayThat.com where you can ask questions or ask me to expa
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" Ruth wrote: "Do you have plans to visit Northern California?"

Hi Ruth,

Sorry to take so long in replying.

At this point I'm not scheduled to be in Northe
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“A severe example is the common modern American phrase “I could care less,” which, it turns out, means the same thing as “I couldn’t care less.”
Joel M. Hoffman, And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning

“Sweetbread is not sweet and it’s not bread.”
Joel M. Hoffman, And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning

“In his play House master, one character complains of another that “he can translate English into a Greek not spoken in Greece, and Greek into an English not spoken anywhere”).”
Joel M. Hoffman, And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning

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