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More than 80 years after its initial publication,
Halley’s Bible Handbook remains a bestseller in its various
editions, with millions of copies sold worldwide. Now available in this
large print edition, this world-renowned Bible handbook has been
consistently updated and revised to accurately provide even greater
clarity, insight, and usefulness.

Halley’s Bible Handbook
makes the Bible’s wisdom and message accessible to people from all
walks of life. Whether they’ve read the Bible many times or never
before, readers will find insights that give them a firm grasp of God’s
Word and an appreciation for the cultural, religious, and geographic
settings in which the story of the Bible unfolds. Written for both mind
and heart, this completely revised, updated, and expanded 25th edition
retains Dr. Halley's highly personal style. It
features:

  • All-new maps, photographs, and illustrations
  • Contemporary 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
  • Improved
    indexes

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Aug 07, 2013

خوانشِ همراه با فهم کتابمقدس بدون داشتن 1- هیچ پیشزمینهای قبل از مطالعه و 2- راهنما حین مطالعه، آنچنان آسان نیست. کتابهای راهنما و تفسیری زیادی برای عهدین نوشته شده که عموما یا حجیم هستند و یا مختص باورمندان به کتابمقدس. اما راهنمای فوق تا حد امکان مختصر و مفید نوشته شده و با جانبداری کمتری همراه است (توضیحات کتاب بیشتر جنبهی تاریخی و تحیلی دارد تا تفسیری). ساختار راهنما مذکور بدین شکل است که پس از ذکر مقدمهای کلی از تاریخ یهود، سیر نگارش و ترسیم جغرافیای کتابمقدس، هر کتاب در مقیاس باب تفکیک و خوانشِ همراه با فهم کتاب‌مقدس بدون داشتن 1- هیچ پیش‌زمینه‌ای قبل از مطالعه و 2- راهنما حین مطالعه، آنچنان آسان نیست. کتاب‌های راهنما و تفسیری زیادی برای عهدین نوشته شده که عموما یا حجیم هستند و یا مختص باورمندان به کتاب‌مقدس. اما راهنمای فوق تا حد امکان مختصر و مفید نوشته شده و با جانبداری کمتری همراه است (توضیحات کتاب بیشتر جنبه‌ی تاریخی و تحیلی دارد تا تفسیری). ساختار راهنما مذکور بدین شکل است که پس از ذکر مقدمه‌ای کلی از تاریخ یهود، سیر نگارش و ترسیم جغرافیای کتاب‌مقدس، هر کتاب در مقیاس باب تفکیک و برای هر باب چند سطری توضیح و تفسیر نگاشته شده

لینک دانلود نسخه الکترونیک راهنمای کتاب‌مقدس ...more
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January 25, 2017

Full disclosure is always better. I would probably have bought the large print ...
I have benefitted from my 1991 edition of Halleys for all these years. Age required larger print. In reviewing customer comments I concluded in error that the large print edition would also include the color pictures and maps. It doesn't. I suggest your description of the large print edition state that pics are still black and white pics & maps. Full disclosure is always better. I would probably have bought the large print edition anyway but I am disappointed that it isn't in color too. My misinterpretation of the customer comments on other updated editions. Please help us old folks out with full disclaimers where they exist.
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January 31, 2016

Great Reference
This is a great reference for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible. Pictures are very helpful. I had to chuckle a bit, if this is the large print, I'm sure I would not be able to read the regular (small) print edition. Do yourself a favor and get the large print edition.
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January 24, 2018

This version has been adapted to a pre-millenial point of view
Not the same as the original Halley's Bible Handbook. This version has been adapted to a pre-millenial point of view. Henry H. Halley would not have approved. Quite a disappointment when you are just looking for a larger print version of the originals.
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January 5, 2015

A must have for Bible study teachers and anyone who wants to understand the Word!!!
This book is a must have for anyone that teaches Bible, or simply wants to know what they are reading!!! I bought it in large print for my husband's uncle. He can't put it down! I have the regular print version myself. Both are exceptional! I do NOT like feel good Christian books and most Bible study books because I feel that mankind's opinion is expressed too freely and that the writer puts too much of their own opinions into those books. This book does not do that. While there are spiritual remarks occasionally, they are spot on with what the Bible is actually saying. The way this book is laid out is pretty much chapter by chapter...you read your Bible, then this book summarizes each chapter. There is an intro to each Bible book that gives the date it was written, the author, and what is going on at the time. It reads a lot like history at times. There are also other sections to this handbook that give history of the Western Church, the period between the testaments, etc. Buy this book!!!! You won't regret it!!!!
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December 20, 2015

Halley's Is Great...But Be Careful!!
Halley's Is Great...But Be Careful! I have a 1971 small handbook that is just great, and with my eyes needing help these days, decided to get the large print addition. Thought it would be a word for word update with large print. Very glad I got it, but doing a comparison, the later version is NOT just like my 1971 version!! There have been really great new additions like new pictures, graphs, etc. but the text is very different!!! I am still glad I got the large print version, but I am holding onto my older copy as well, as I very much like what Halley had to say in the older version. Not sure who updated the large print version, but since Halley died in the mid sixties, I am pretty sure he had nothing to do with this version. It is still a nice work and is helpful in Bible Study.
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Apr 01, 2011

I didn't realize what I was getting into when I started this. I had given up secular reading for Lent and intended to read several Christian books during that time. But this overwhelmed me and kept me reading far beyond Lent. The other books I planned to read are still waiting.

Halley's Bible Handbook began in 1922 as a 16-page hand-printed pamphlet that Henry Halley gave out to encourage people to read and understand the Bible. Halley started as a clergyman but was told by his doctor that he I didn't realize what I was getting into when I started this. I had given up secular reading for Lent and intended to read several Christian books during that time. But this overwhelmed me and kept me reading far beyond Lent. The other books I planned to read are still waiting.

Halley's Bible Handbook began in 1922 as a 16-page hand-printed pamphlet that Henry Halley gave out to encourage people to read and understand the Bible. Halley started as a clergyman but was told by his doctor that he had to get outside and do hard physical work for his health. He gave up pastoral work and went into the construction business, but he never gave up his faith or his love of the Bible. He memorized and could quote Scripture from every book of the Bible for 25 hours. He gave recitations in churches, always beginning each one with a brief description of the book he was quoting from. When note-taking by the audience distracted him, he decided to print up the information in a leaflet. Over 80 years and 25 editions, that little leaflet grew into this nearly 500-page-book, edited by Halley's great-granddaughter and her husband.

The book begins with explaining what the Bible is: "1) The Bible is God's Word. 2) Christ is the heart and center of the Bible." Halley gives background on the setting and time of the Bible, including archaeological discoveries and historical references.

He then goes through book by book and gives the main thought of each book. I intend to go through this the next time I read the Bible straight through. This year I'm following a chronological reading plan and since the year is half over, I will finish that plan. But next year, I'll start over reading the Bible from the beginning, and I will use this handbook as I read. Although I have done a lot of Bible studies, this was more effective than anything else I've done in helping me understand how the Old Testament is part of Christ's story. Many cross-references are very helpful.

There are a lot of maps and charts and information about places and people and events. But the most important message of this handbook is, in Henry Halley's words, "that every Christian should be a Constant and Devoted Reader of the Bible; and that the primary business of the Church and Ministry is to lead, foster, and encourage their people in that habit." ...more
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Feb 02, 2013

This popped up in my Recommendations and I realized I had read it in the 80's - maybe not every word, but I used it quite a bit as a good reference.
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March 17, 2018

Five Stars
Really nice and easy to read
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November 7, 2016

Great. Wish it was K J V
Great . Wish it was K J V.
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Mar 03, 2019

I can't honestly say I have read all of this book as the part on the actual bible I didn't go through (only partly). That is because I prefer the ESV Study Bible book. Though this book isn't badly written, it's just preference. The parts of this book about the history of the world and religion of the times was very interesting and worth reading. Overall a book worth checking out if one is interested in religion and history.
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Apr 21, 2018

VERY MINIMAL amount of information on each book and chapter of the Bible, wouldn't even consider this a commentary, not even a beginners start, YES, DEFINITELY abbreviated. What's the point!? Sometimes three chapters of a Bible book jumbled together and given a brief description together of all three chapters, no thanks.
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May 04, 2014

The version of this book I am reviewing is the 24th edition, with the 28th printing in 1978.

First, the good:

1. Black-and-white photos of ruins, artifacts, and drawn maps. I know many people don't like these old layouts but I think the non-colored maps are easy to view. They are not hard on my eyes and while modern, geographical colored maps would be nice, these maps are good for general comprehension.

2. Incorporated archaeological notes and insights. While this book may be dated and it's The version of this book I am reviewing is the 24th edition, with the 28th printing in 1978.

First, the good:

1. Black-and-white photos of ruins, artifacts, and drawn maps. I know many people don't like these old layouts but I think the non-colored maps are easy to view. They are not hard on my eyes and while modern, geographical colored maps would be nice, these maps are good for general comprehension.

2. Incorporated archaeological notes and insights. While this book may be dated and it's archaeological information correct, it is interesting to compare the information we had then to the information we have now.

3. "Conservative" (for lack of a better word at the moment) information provided but also lists different interpretations of potentially controversial subjects found in the Bible (In Genesis, for example).


Next, the bad:

1. As I stated earlier, the archaeological information appears to be outdated and to be honest, that's a given for a book like this.

2. Halley's biases appear in many of his "archaeological notes." For example, on PG 166 there is a paragraph describing that the Canaanites (Phoenicians) sacrificed their babies and children and stuffed their burned ashes in jars. Then he talks about "foundation sacrifices" in the next paragraph, where apparently the Phoenicians sacrificed a child (or children) when a new house was built, and "it's body built into the wall" (PG 166).

While the Canaanites/Phoenicians most likely performed child sacrifices in times of extreme distress, it is no where near as common as Halley wants to believe. Infant and child mortality was high in different parts of the ancient world. The Canaanites/Phoenicians did a special kind of burial called a "tophet burial," where remains were cremated and then buried in urns/pots. Crematoriums were often located next to such "tophet burial" graveyards for convenience.

Many civilizations also buried their family's remains in their own homes (See information about the Neolithic site called "Khirokitia" on the island of Cyprus), which most likely accounts for Halley's description of "foundation sacrifices." He doesn't seem to investigate the other option that, just possibly, an infant/child could have died early and was buried before or AFTER a house was built.

3. I found that Halley trying to describe every other verse or provide commentary was not needed. In most cases, I would say his general commentary is distracting because he seems to be trying to interpret every other verse or chapter in the Bible.


And finally, the ugly:

1. The overall thing that completely ruined Halley's handbook was his section on Church History and "How We Got the Bible" section. His version of Church history is completely based upon the so-called "Great Apostasy," which is dismissed by most sane Church historians. He also makes it a point to send many cheap shots towards Catholics, even going so far as to describe us as "Romanists" (seriously, people still use this term?). He also follows the pseudo-historical belief that the Catholic Church suppressed the translation of the Bible into vernacular languages (books in the Middle Ages were expensive to create and were often chained to prevent theft, which was quite common in those days; the Bible has been translated into "vernacular" languages since the canon was put together). Plus, most of the population couldn't read anyway.

Basically, his church history section is garbage and to be honest, this book belongs in the garbage (or if we want to be very environmentally friendly, recycled). How anyone can take Halley seriously is beyond me. I know this handbook is meant for us "dumb" people but his scholarship-even for his time-was severely lacking. In fact I would not consider this a scholarly work.

For the sake of your sanity take a pass on this book. I am not sure how the newest edition of this handbook compares to his older editions. I would hope our rocket would finally get off the ground and launch into space, but perhaps the information provided exploded on take-off. ...more
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Jan 19, 2012

Henry Hampton Halley (1874-1965) was born in Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania College and the College of the Bible in 1895, and became a minister associated with Christian Churches in 1898. When he presented his well known “Bible Recitals” in which he quoted lengthy portions of Scripture and explained them, he would first reveal the historical background and contextual information of each passage. People began asking him for some of this information, so he decided to write his own Henry Hampton Halley (1874-1965) was born in Kentucky, graduated from Transylvania College and the College of the Bible in 1895, and became a minister associated with Christian Churches in 1898. When he presented his well known “Bible Recitals” in which he quoted lengthy portions of Scripture and explained them, he would first reveal the historical background and contextual information of each passage. People began asking him for some of this information, so he decided to write his own introductory material and make it available. In 1924 he produced a sixteen page booklet of introductory information and began giving it out to people who wanted it. In time the booklet grew into a small volume, and he began calling it Halley's Pocket Bible Handbook, but before long “Pocket” was dropped from the name as the volume was too large for a shirt pocket.
After an introduction, the handbook gives a survey of each book in the Old Testament, a short explanation of the time “Between the Testaments,” a survey of each book in the New Testament, and finally an overview of “How We Got the Bible” and “Church History” since the first century. What I especially like about it is all the archaeological notes which accompany the discussion of the Bible history, along with the copious maps and photographs. A copy of this book, commonly known as “Halley’s Bible Handbook,” was in our home from my early days. I took it to college with me and have used it ever since. When each of our boys was in either seventh or eighth grade, I had them read a portion of the book each day all the way through as their Bible curriculum for that year. It has been said that “Halley's Bible Handbook contains more biblical information than any other book of its size.”
One may not necessarily agree with every statement that Halley makes, such as his allowance that the days of creation might have been long geological eras, his implication that Noah’s flood may have been a merely local deluge, or his suggestion that the ark rested on Mt. Ararat though the latter is a traditional view. However, in general he takes a basically conservative, creationist approach to the Scriptures. Of course, those who come from a liberal, modernist, and/or ecumenical standpoint will not like the book because of its “unquestioning literalist view of the entire Bible” or its “fundamentalist position” as well as its “anti-Catholic and anti-Muslim” language. Also, some have objected to Halley as a “white Christian supremacist” but I believe that this objection is the result of misunderstanding some things that he said. However, for those who accept the Bible as the divinely inspired, infallible, and authoritative revelation of God, the book is a useful resource for Biblical background information.
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May 09, 2012

I can see how this book made it into my 100 Christian Books That Changed the Century list. It seems extraordinarily comprehensive and authoritative, and it prefaces itself with "the Bible is the inerring Word of God."

I have to say I'm very pleased that I re-read my beginnings of the "100 Christian Books ...." challenge, and I didn't say I'd actually READ every page of every book. So I wasn't cheating when I whipped through this at a breakneck scan.
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Mar 27, 2013

Really it's not bad, though three stars makes it look so, it's just that Unger's Bible Handbook is so much better. I was going to give it 2 stars because "It was OK" better describes my thoughts on the book than "I liked it" which is what 3 stars stands for, but 2 stars just makes it look worse than my true opinion of the book.
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Jul 16, 2016

I haven't yet completely read it cover to cover but It is a " must have"in Bible study . Along with a good Bible dictionary and an exhaustive concordance. Also a good Bible Atlas is helpful I do wish I had one of those
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Aug 18, 2015

This was the first commentary I ever read. It was a birthday present for my birthday. I learned quite a bit about the archaeology being done to understand the Bible better that was included in this book. I still have my copy.
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Feb 10, 2016

Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research.
Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.
Read for personal research
- found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.
4

Jul 07, 2015

This was on my pastor's "Book of the Month" list on time, and I've really enjoyed learning context, history, customs, geography and more in this compact little treasure!
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Nov 07, 2014

Excellent source for help or interpretations of biblical passages.
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Aug 08, 2008

The issue for me is that this is a bit too concise. It does provide a broad outline of the biblical storyline, but you will need something more comprehensive for any details.
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Aug 02, 2012

A good book by book synopsis of the topical information contained in the Bible.
5

Jul 15, 2014

Wow!!! Read the Bible and have this at hand and watch your life be transformed!!! God is Good. God provides if we just receive His message.
5

April 13, 2019

Great Bible study guide!
I’m an avid Bible reader and I study often. My wife gave me a Haley’s handbook for Christmas when we first met in 1974. I wanted the latest version.

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