This handbook is divided into two major divisions. The first division presents a short introduction to the Bible; the names and titles of the Bible; the inspirations of the Bible; the authenticity of the Bible; the canon of the Bible; the languages of the Bible; the versions of the Bible; and, the general structure of the Bible. The second portion of the book examines, at length, how to study the Bible. The author presents an introductory system of Bible study and interpretation. Systematic theology is given mention to, as well as verse-by-verse study versus studying the Bible as a complete unit of literature. Finally, the author explores how to study the Bible via topics, words, time periods, characters, parables and miracles, and in regard to the prophetic. This book serves as a concise, but thorough, introduction to the Bible and its study.
About the Author
William Evans, Ph.D., D.D. (1870-1950) is best remembered as a noted American Bible teacher. Evans wrote over forty volumes on biblical interpretation and spent several years directing Bible conferences throughout Canada and the United States. Prior to being appointed the director of the Department of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, Evans was the pastor of various churches. In 1913 Evans also served as the associate dean of the Bible Institute in Los Angeles, California.