Genre of Apocalypse
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Apocalypse. Term meaning a “revelation” or a “disclosure.” The Books of Daniel and Revelation are the two apocalypses in the Bible.See Apocalyptic; Daniel, Book of; Revelation, Book of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
APOCALYPSE* Term meaning a “revelation” or a “disclosure.” The books of Daniel and Revelation are the two apocalypses in the Bible. See Apocalyptic; Daniel, Book of; Revelation, Book of.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
APOCALYPSE. From the Gr. word apokalypsis, an uncovering or unveiling, a disclosure of truth, a manifestation or return to view, the English word has come to mean a certain type of prophetic literature featuring end-time judgments of this world and visions of the next world. In addition to the canonical
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
ApocalypseA genre of writings (Gk. apokálypsis, “revelation, disclosure”) which concerns visions or prophecies of the end times or the age to come.See Apocalyptic.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Apocalypse [ə pŏkˊə lĭps] (Gk. apokálypsis “revelation, disclosure”). A genre of writings which concerns visions or prophecies of the end times or the age to come. see Apocalyptic; Revelation, Book of.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Apoc´alypse. A Greek word meaning revelation, applied chiefly to the book of Revelation by John. [Revelation.]
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Apocalypse, Genre of
Apocalypse, Genre ofApocalypse was a literary genre that flourished in the period between the OT and NT (though apocalpytic visions of the future can be found in the OT as well as the NT). When read aloud an apocalypse held ancient listeners spellbound with special effects and promise of better days
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Apocalypse.—A Canonical book which contains the revelations of St. John the Evangelist, while on the Island of Patmos. The Apocalypse treats of the progressive development of the Kingdom of the Messias upon earth, its victory over its two enemies, Judaism and Paganism, and of its transformation into
Dictionary of Theological Terms
ApocalypseFrom the Greek word used in Rev. 1:1, it means the Revelation, while the adjective apocalyptic is loosely used to describe (1) anything pertaining to the end time, and (2) those cataclysmic events which precede the end.See Second Coming.
Dictionary of Biblical Prophecy and End Times
ApocalypseThe term apocalypse comes from the Greek word apokalypsis, meaning “revelation” or “unveiling.” An apocalypse is a work that features a heavenly figure (usually God or an angel) using apocalyptic language to reveal a “secret” message, often having an eschatological focus (e.g., relating to
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
ApocalypseFrom Gk. ἀποκάλυψις: revelation, disclosure. In early Christianity the term is used primarily in relation to its appearance in the last book of the NT (Rev. 1:1: the apokalypsis of Jesus Christ). The term was nuanced with different meanings in early Christianity but mainly refers to a literary
The Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia
Apocalypse/ApocalypticismThis term is used to identify the final phase of earthly history, and is associated with the Christian belief that there will be a lifting of the veil of God’s sacred scheme for fallen humanity in the end of history. Based on prophetic passages in the book of Revelation (or
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