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The Bible Doesn't Say That: 40 Biblical Mistranslations, Misconceptions, and Other Misunderstandings
The Bible Doesn't Say That explores what the Bible meant before it was misinterpreted over the past 2,000 years.Acclaimed translator and biblical scholar Dr. Joel M. Hoffman walks the reader through dozens of mistranslations, misconceptions, and other misunderstandings about the Bible. In forty short, straightforward chapters, he covers morality, life-style, theology, and biblical imagery, including: *The Bible doesn't call homosexuality a sin, and it doesn't advocate for the one-man-one-woman model of the family that has been dubbed biblical. *The Bible's famous beat their swords into plowshares is matched by the militaristic, beat your plowshares into swords. *The often-cited New Testament quotation God so loved the world is a mistranslation, as are the titles Son of Man and Son of God. *The Ten Commandments don't prohibit killing or coveting. What does the Bible say about violence? About the Rapture? About keeping kosher? About marriage and divorce? Hoffman provides answers to all of these and more, succinctly explaining how so many pivotal biblical answers came to be misunderstood.
Author: Joel M. Hoffman
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
Binding Type: Hardcover
Size: 8.30h x 5.60w x 1.20d
Kirkus Reviews 12/15/2015
Publishers Weekly 01/18/2016
About the Author
JOEL M. HOFFMAN, PhD, is the author of In the Beginning, And God Said, and The Bible's Cutting Room Floor. He is the chief translator for the series My People's Prayer Book (winner of the National Jewish Book Award) and for My People's Passover Haggadah. He is an occasional contributor to The Jerusalem Post and The Huffington Post and has held faculty appointments at Brandeis University and at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. He lives in Westchester, New York.
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