Joel Manuel Hoffman

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Joel Manuel Hoffman
Born Joel Manuel Hoffman
(1968-09-15) September 15, 1968 (age 48)
New York City
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Spy fiction, Crime, Mystery, thriller

Dr. Joel Manuel Hoffman (also known under the pen name of J.M. Hoffman) is an American scholar, writer, speaker, and novelist known for his criticism of the Christian fundamentalism's style of Biblical interpretation.[1][2] He has served as a translator for the ten volume series of My People's Prayer Book.


The Warwick Files[edit]

  1. Checkpoint (December 2012)[3]
  2. Revenge (March 2013)


  • In the Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language (1968)[4]
  • And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning (2009)[5][6][7][8]
  • The Bible's Cutting Room Floor: The Holy Scriptures Missing From Your Bible (2014)[9]

As translator[edit]

  • My People's Prayer Book (Volumes 1-10)


  1. ^ Marmur, Dow (27 December 2011). "Can the word of God be translated?". The Toronto Star. 
  2. ^ "Hebrew Bible scholar says English translations often miss original intent". Birmingham News. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Author/Scholar Joel M. Hoffman Turns to Fiction with 'The Warwick Files'". Kalkion. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Original tongue". Jerusalem Post. Oct 22, 2004. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Review: And God Said". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Interpreting the interpreted". Jerusalem Post. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Arts & Humanities". Library Journal. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  8. ^ Carasik, Carasik (2012). "And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning (review)". Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies. 30 (3): 148–150. doi:10.1353/sho.2012.0046. 
  9. ^

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