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New for PocketBible: Halley’s Bible Handbook

Posted on: July 24th, 2012 by Michelle Stramel 2 Comments

Halley’s Bible Handbook is a world-renowned Bible handbook that has been treasured by generations of Bible readers for its clarity, insight, and usefulness. The 25th edition of this classic title is now available for use with PocketBible.

Halley’s Bible Handbook makes the Bible’s wisdom and message accessible. Whether you are new to the Bible or have read it many times, you will find insights that can give you a firm grasp of God’s Word. It will help you 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.

In addition to its section by section commentary, the PocketBible edition of this handbook includes the full color pictures, maps and charts.

The handbook was born out of Henry H. Halley’s conviction that everyone ought to be a devoted reader of the Bible. His interesting story (links to PDF) is a testimony to a man who lived his beliefs.

Halley’s Bible Handbook sells for $19.99 and can be used with PocketBible for iOS, Android, Windows PC and Windows Mobile. It is also available for use with MyBible for Palm OS.

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2 Responses

  1. Bruce Gilliland says:

    Just installed Halley’s Bible Handbook. From a graphics standpoint, this may be the best book Laridian has released. It’s full of pictures and maps. Of course, the book isn’t practical on 4-5 inch phone screens, but it looks great in Windows, and I suspect it will look good on an iPad.

    Halley’s commentaries are brief, often covering a chapter or more in a few sentences. The real value is in the side bars or supplemental articles on topics related to the chapter or book at hand. He also has a lot of tables to quickly and clearly show facts and figures. You can find a table of the Jewish feasts or a list of the Roman emporers.

    Halley worked in the early 20th century, so his views are more traditional. But he still has a lot of good insights into various subjects.

    The charts, tables and maps are not indexed, but we should know that if we want to see maps of Paul’s journeys, we can look in Acts.

    A number of years ago, I bought the paper copy of the 25th edition of the Handbook (published in 2000). Over several weeks, I read the entire 1,100 pages. So, I’m glad to have it in electronic form.

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