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Halley's Bible Handbook: New International Version
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Halley's Bible Handbook: New International Version
Halley's Bible Handbook with the New International Version by Henry H. Halley

Now with NIV text! Do you need help understanding the Bible? Halley's Bible Handbook with the New International Version makes the Bible's wisdom and message accessible to you. Whether you've never read the Bible before or have read it many times, you'll find insights here that can give you a firm grasp of God's Word. You'll develop an appreciation for the cultural, religious, and geographic settings in which the story of the Bible unfolds. You'll see how its different themes fit together in a remarkable way. And you'll see the heart of God and the person of Jesus Christ revealed from Genesis to Revelation. Written for both mind and heart, this completely revised, updated, and expanded 25th edition of Halley's Bible Handbook retains Dr. Halley's highly personal style. It features: - All-new maps, photographs, and illustrations - Contemporary design - Bible references in easy-to-read, best-selling New International Version (NIV) 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

Table of Contents

# Foreword 9
Sources 11
The Heart of the Bible
Note to the Reader 14
The Heart of the Bible 15
The Habit of Bible Reading 18
Going to Church As an Act of Worship 22
Notable Sayings About the Bible 23
Bible Backgrounds
What the Bible Is 27
How the Bible Is Organized 29
What the Bible Is About 33
The Main Thought of Each Bible Book 43
The Setting of the Bible 45
Why the Setting Is Important 45
The Ancient Near East 46
The World Powers of Biblical Times 47
Roads and Travel in Biblical Times 48
The Promised Land: Israel 51
The Holy City: Jerusalem 55
Writing, Books, and the Bible 65
The Old Testament
In the Beginning
Genesis 1 - 11 81
The Time of the Patriarchs
Genesis 12 - 50 103
The Exodus from Egypt
Exodus - Deuteronomy 127
The Conquest and Settlement of Canaan
Joshua - Ruth 175
The Monarchy: David, Solomon, and the Divided Kingdom
1 Samuel - 2 Chronicles 199
The Babylonian Exile and the Return from Exile
Ezra- Esther 267
Poetry and Wisdom
Job - Song of Songs 285
The Prophets
Isaiah - Malachi 335
The Messiah in the Old Testament 453
The 400 Years Between the Testaments 471
The New Testament
The Life of Jesus: An Overview 493
Was Jesus the Son of God? 505
What Was Jesus Like? 509
The 12 Disciples 513
The Four Gospels
A Harmony of the Gospels 520
Matthew - John 529
The Early Church
Acts - Jude 645
The Age to Come
Revelation 823
After the New Testament
A Brief History of the Western Church 893
A Brief History of the Holy Land and the Jews Since the Time of Christ 937
Reading and Studying the Bible
Reading Through the Bible 959
Basic Bible Study Tools 965
Prayers 977
Supplemental Materials
How We Got the Bible 987
How the Bible Books Came Together 987
How the Text of the Bible Was Preserved 992
Do We Have the "Original" Text of the Bible? 997
English Translations of the Bible 1000
The Apocrypha 1003
Rediscovering the Biblical Past 1009
The House of Herod 1019
Distance Charts 1021
Old Testament Cities 1021
New Testament Cities (The Gospels) 1022
New Testament Cities (Acts) 1023
Jewish Calendar 1025
A Memoir 1029
Index 1039

Product Details

* Pub. Date: April 2000
* Publisher: Zondervan
* Format: Hardcover, 1136pp
* ISBN-13: 9780310224792
* ISBN: 0310224799
Price: $21.99
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