Joel M. Hoffman, PhD, is an expert in translation, Hebrew, and the
Bible, and is known for his “fresh insights and interpretations about
religious life in the twenty-first century.” A popular speaker, Dr. Hoffman
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. He authored the critically acclaimed In the Beginning: A
Short History of the Hebrew Language and the book And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible’s Original Meaning, which explores how translation
mistakes mask the original meaning of the Bible. He lives in Westchester, New York.