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Halley's Bible Handbook

, 2000
ISBN: 9780310497837

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Clear. Simple. Easy to read. Now in full color for its twenty-fifth edition, this world-renowned Bible handbook is treasured by generations of Bible readers for its clarity, insight, and usefulness. Halley’s Bible Handbook makes the Bible’s wisdom and message accessible. You will develop an appreciation for the cultural, religious, and geographic settings in which the story of the Bible unfolds. You will see how its different themes fit together in a remarkable way. And you will see the heart of God and the person of Jesus Christ revealed from Genesis to Revelation.

Written for both mind and heart, this expanded edition of Halley’s Bible Handbook retains Dr. Halley’s highly personal style. It features brilliant maps, photographs, and illustrations; contemporary four-color design; practical Bible reading programs; helpful tips for Bible study; fascinating archaeological information; easy-to-understand sections on how we got the Bible and on church history; and improved indexes.

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  • Brilliant maps, photographs, and illustrations
  • Bible references linked to the Bibles in your library
  • Practical Bible reading programs
  • Helpful tips for Bible study
  • Fascinating archaeological information
  • Easy-to-understand sections on how we got the Bible
  • Detailed indexes
  • The Heart of the Bible
  • Bible Backgrounds
  • The Old Testament
  • The 400 Years Between the Testaments
  • The New Testament
  • After the New Testament
  • Prayers
  • Supplemental Materials
  • Henry H. Halley—A Memoir
  • Index

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“We believe that the Bible is not an account of human efforts to find God, but rather an account of God’s effort to reveal Himself to humanity. It is God’s own record of His dealings with people in His unfolding revelation of Himself to the human race. The Bible is the revealed will of the Creator of all of humanity, given to His creatures by the Creator Himself, for instruction and guidance along life’s paths.” (Page 11)

“It should be noted that it was the finding of the Book of the Law that brought about Josiah’s great reformation (2 Kings 22). It was Martin Luther’s finding of a Bible that led to the Reformation and brought religious liberty to our modern world. The weakness of many present-day churches is their neglect of the very Bible they profess to follow—the great need of today’s pulpit is simple expository preaching.” (Page 300)

“What virtue is there in obeying God if in our nature there is no inclination to do otherwise? But if, of our own choice, and against the steady urge of our nature, we obey God, we find our true humanity.” (Page 92)

“The genealogy in 4:17–22 may actually be the main reason why the book of Ruth was written. It shows that Ruth and Boaz had a son, Obed, whose son was Jesse, whose son was David.” (Page 212)

“Thus the book, in a way, is humanity’s cry for a Savior.” (Page 356)

  • Title: Halley’s Bible Handbook
  • Author: Henry Hampton Halley
  • Edition: Completely rev. and expanded.
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Print Publication Date: 2000
  • Logos Release Date: 2010
  • Pages: 1056
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible › Handbooks, manuals, etc
  • ISBNs: 9780310497837, 0310497833
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.handbook
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:27:07Z

Henry H. Halley was a well-respected author, minister, and Bible lecturer, dedicating his life to spreading his passion for Bible study and memorization. The original Halley’s Bible Handbook grew from small pamphlets about the Bible that he gave away to encourage churches and individuals in Bible study.


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  1. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams


  2. Timothy Benefield



    Highly edited to remove all papal persecution of the Christian Church. Returned immediately. Per Dave Hunt in the Woman Rides the Beast: The BGEA [Billy Graham Evangelistic Association] acquired the printing rights [for a special edition] of ... the classic Henry H. Halley Bible Commentary entitled, Pocket Bible Handbook.... [It] described [Rome's] martyrdom of millions.... [In its 1962 Billy Graham Crusade Edition] the Graham Association ... removed all these pages .... The same deletions were made from the additional special Crusade editions in 1964 and 1969. As a result, readers were denied dozens of pages of vital historical fact. Those pages recited the evil of some of the popes as well as of Rome's persecution and slaughter of Christians for centuries even before the Reformation. The following is a sample of facts carefully presented by Halley and still found in copies sold in bookstores today, but which were eliminated from the special Crusade editions: [The Albigenses] preached against the immoralities of the [Catholic] priesthood, pilgrimages, worship of saints and images ... opposed the claims of the Church of Rome; made great use of the Scriptures.... By 1167 they embraced possibly a majority of the population of South France.... In 1208 a crusade was ordered by Pope Innocent III; a bloody war of extermination followed, scarcely paralleled in history; town after town was put to the sword and the inhabitants murdered without distinction of age or sex ... within 100 years the Albigenses were utterly rooted out. [Two centuries later] between 1540 and 1570 no fewer than 900,000 Protestants were put to death in the Pope's war for the extermination of the Waldenses. Think of monks and priests directing, with heartless cruelty and inhuman brutality, the work of torturing and burning alive innocent men and women, and doing it in the Name of Christ, by the direct order of the "Vicar of Christ"! ... on the night of August 24, 1572, 70,000 Huguenots, including most of their leaders, were massacred [St. Bartholemew's massacre]. Some 200,000 [more] perished as martyrs ... [and] 500,000 fled to Protestant countries.
  4. rick gaston

    rick gaston


    They have ruined Halley's outstanding and scholastic work. The politically correct bandits have taken his name an put it on their work. I returned it. Halley was an anointed man of God.
  5. Cobie Nesbitt

    Cobie Nesbitt


  6. Claybon Collins Jr
  7. Jerry Rogers

    Jerry Rogers


    I love this book because it provides many useful background and survey ideas. You can get a quick info to help start any study
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  10. DavePL HI Haoli KI


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