"The Bible Doesn't Say That" explores what the Bible meant before it was misinterpreted over the past 2,000 years.
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, lifestyle, theology, and biblical imagery,
*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.
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.