ALSO by author Joel M. Hoffman:
And God Said: How Translations
Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning
. "For centuries,
translations of the Bible have obscured our understanding and
appreciation of the original text. Now, And God Said
readers with an authoritative account of significant mistranslations
and shows how new translation methods can give readers their first
glimpse into what the Bible really means. Acclaimed translator
Hoffman tackles such issues as what's wrong with the Ten Commandments
(starting with the word 'commandments'), the correct description of
the 'virgin' birth, and the surprisingly modern message in the Song of
Solomon, as well as many other unexpected and thought-provoking
The Beginning: A Short History of the Hebrew Language.
"Hebrew as a language is just over 3,000 years old, and the story of
its alphabet is unique among the languages of the world. Hebrew set
the stage for almost every modern alphabet, and was arguably the first
written language simple enough for everyone, not just scribes, to
learn, making it possible to make a written record available to the
masses for the first time. Hoffman follows and decodes the adventure
that is the history of Hebrew in this lively volume packed with
information about language, linguistics, and history."
The Warwick Files
(writing as "J.M. Hoffman
"A police chief with a secretive past. A quiet New York City suburb.
And, officilaly, no spies. Hoffman's foray into fiction takes the
reader on a series of thrilling adventures in what was almost a
quiet suburban village."