Joel M. Hoffman, Ph.D.

A frequent scholar in residence, Dr. Joel M. Hoffman holds a Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics and has served on the faculties of Brandeis University and HUC-JIR in New York City. He is the chief translator for the popular 10-volume series, “My People’s Prayer Book” (winner of the National Jewish Book Award). He is the author of “In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language” (NYU Press), and “And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible’s Original Meaning” (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press). Writing under the pen name “J.M. Hoffman,” he is the author of the thriller series “The Warwick Files.”

His latest book is “The Bible’s Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible.”

Dr. Hoffman lives in Westchester, NY.


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