Item description for Halley's Bible Handbook with
New International Version, Deluxe Edition by Henry H. Halley...
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 while offering an appreciation for the cultural, religious, and geographic settings in which the story of the Bible unfolds. Written for both mind and heart, this expanded edition retains Dr. Halley's personable style.
* Brilliant maps
* Photographs and illustrations
* Contemporary four-color design
* Bible references from the New International Version
* Practical Bible reading programs and tips for Bible study
* Fascinating archaeological information
* Easy-to-understand sections on how we got the Bible and Church History
* Improved indexes
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; Bible references in the easy-to-read, bestselling New International Version; 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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.5" Height: 1.8" Weight: 3.95 lbs.
Release Date Oct 2, 2007
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310259940 ISBN13 9780310259947 UPC 025986259945
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More About Henry H. Halley
Dr. 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.
Spanish Language Biography: El Dr. Henry H. Halley. Fue un escritor, administrador muy respetado en la lectura de la Biblia, dedicando su vida a engrandar su pasion por el estudio biblico y memorizacion. El original ' Halley Biblia de mano' crecio de un folleto pequeno acerca de la Biblia que el dio para animar a Iglesias y individuales en estudio de la Biblia.
Reviews - What do customers think about Halley's Bible Handbook with
New International Version, Deluxe Edition?
This is amazing Feb 21, 2010
I have taught bible studies for years. One of my students borrowed my version of Halley's and never returned it. He moved away. This is a more extensive version and I think it was a blessing I lost the other, as I am now embarking on teaching the bible to my son. I wish I would have bought this one the first time. I highly recommend this to anyone who wants the back story about the bible or teaches classes and needs to explain things to the students.
Bible Research Jan 17, 2010
This is a great research source for bible students or for the casual reader. Puts many writings in the proper perspective of time and place. Second only to having a bible!
Gift Dec 15, 2009
This was purchased as a gift for a friend who is currently incarcerated. She sent a glowing tribute and said it was exactly what she needed.
Takes a literalist view and dismisses intellectual curiosity Dec 14, 2009
I bought this book because it was free in the Kindle store for a spell. I'm glad I didn't pay anything for it.
Overall, my problem with this book is twofold: 1) it takes an unquestioning literalist view of the entire Bible, and 2) it demonstrates a severe lack of intellectual curiosity throughout.
I maintain that the result is worse than no study guide whatsoever.
The fact that Christianity is a broad tent, and that the Bible has been read in various ways over the century and today, is lost to Halley. I do not mind the presentation of the literalist view if it were combined with other credible viewpoints past and present. But to assert that this is the ONLY way to read the Bible is doing a terrible disservice to a religion, and misrepresents it in a egregious fashion. Christianity has had a brief literalist bubble, and there is much that the thinking Christian can question about such an interpretation, which is perhaps why it is dying off.
Let me provide a few choice quotes.
"Accept the Bible just as it is, for exactly what it claims to be. Don't worry about the theories of the critics. The ingenious efforts of modern criticism to undermine the historical reliability of the Bible will pass..." It is terribly bothersome to me that a purported study guide is encouraging people trying to intellectually engage the Bible to suspend their intellect. For whom shall find Christianity relevant today if we cannot understand it in the context of modern science? Christianity ought not fear science, nor science religion; the two ought to be embraced together, and the religious can learn about the Bible from science.
Regarding the creation story: "How did the writer know what happened before man appeared? No doubt God revealed the remote past, as later the distant future was made known to the prophets." No mention of other viewpoints -- that it has strong parallels to other ancient creation myths, what science and philosophy have to say, etc. Even Wikipedia's Creation_myth page reminds us that the Church was not literalist.
In the introduction, it advances the view that the Bible is "God's own record of His dealings with people in His unfolding revelation of Himself to the human race... Nor do we know just how God directed these authors to write. But we believe and know that God did rect them and that these books therefore must be exactly what God wanted them to be."
That is of course a rather controversial view, though it was perhaps widely held in some circles. But it boggles the mind, and ignores, for one thing, the multiple ancient sources that modern Bible assemblers must attempt to synthesize to make a coherent book.
The only value I see in this book is a glimpse at the viewpoint of an earlier age. At that it may excel. As a guide for someone alive today -- frankly I am surprised that it has garnered such high reviews here.
Great refererence book! Oct 17, 2009
This is actually a required text for one of my classes, and I can see why. It's a great book to read, even without being forced to in a class. It's also great to see that this edition is quite an update to the ones available at my library (they're from the 60s!). In any case, Halley's is sure to help strengthen one's faith in the Bible.
My only complaint is that it only provides insight and commentary into the chapters of the Bible. They are not really summarized; one is still required to read the Bible on their own to grasp the full understanding of what is said in this book. I recommend using the Good News Translation for a quick and easy read to accompany Halley's.