Joel Hoffman

Dr. Joel Hoffman 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). His latest book is "The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible." To learn more, visit his website,

Articles by Joel Hoffman

Why This Nice Jewish Yankee Keeps Coming Back to the Bible Belt

A biblical scholar finds plenty of reasons to keep heading South

No Trick, All Treat: Halloween Isn’t Bad for The Jews

Today’s guest post is from our friend (and one of our favorite scholars!) Dr. Joel M. Hoffman. Last year, we ...