Halley gives good background information without being wordy and overly detailed. A good help for someone who doesn't want to spend a lot of time in a resource book but just needs the extra information offered here. The paper used is good and easily read. Good format to the book. Very helpful to the Bible student!
Whether you are studying the "Book of Ruth" or "II Samuel" you can use Halley's Bible Handbook to do a better job because you are reading factual insight into how people lived in those days. It helps one to understand the Bible fully.