Apocalypse • Apocalyptic Eschatology
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Apocalyptic. Term derived from a Greek word meaning “revelation,” and used to refer to a pattern of thought and to a form of literature, both dealing with future judgment (eschatology).Two primary patterns of eschatological thought are found in the Bible, both centered in the conviction that God will
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
APOCALYPTIC* Term derived from a Greek word meaning “revelation” and used to refer to a pattern of thought and to a form of literature, both dealing with future judgment (eschatology).The literature designated “apocalyptic” consists of compositions that either are or purport to be divine revelations
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
APOCALYPTIC. The word designates both a genre of literature (the Jewish and Christian apocalypses) and also the characteristic ideas of this literature. Within the Canon apocalyptic is represented especially by the books of *Daniel and *Revelation, but there are many other apocalypses from the intertestamental
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
ApocalypticAn adjective used to describe a broad category of phenomena linked by a similar worldview. It is part of a constellation of terms (apocalypticism, apocalyptic eschatology) derived from the literary genre apocalypse.The genre name “apocalypse” derives from Gk. apokálypsis (“revelation” or
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Apocalyptic [ə pŏkˊə lĭpˊtĭk]. † A variety of highly symbolic, “revelatory” (from Gk. apokálypsis “revelation, disclosure”) literature found in both the Old and New Testaments and in extracanonical Jewish and Christian writings from the period 200 B. C.–A. D. 200; also the movement or variety
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
ApocalypticThe adjective is used in at least three different ways: to refer to a type of literature (apocalypse), a kind of eschatology* (apocalyptic eschatology) and an historical movement (apocalypticism). The NT contains only one apocalypse (Revelation), but Jesus and first-century Christians borrowed
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
ApocalypticThe significance and relevance of apocalyptic for Christian theology must not be confused with questions about its literary sources. In theological terms apocalyptic denotes six themes: (i) an emphasis upon new creation by God, rather than upon merely human aspirations; (ii) the decisive
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
APOCALYPTIC Occurs 18 times in the NT in the Greek noun form apokalupsis and 26 times in the verb form apokalupto. These Greek terms derive from the combination of the preposition apo and the verb kalupto, resulting in the definition “to uncover, unveil, or reveal.” Such “uncovering” or “revelation”
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Wisdom (1)
WISDOM AND APOCALYPTICScholars have long debated the nature of the relationship between wisdom and apocalyptic in the world of the ancient Near East. Because it is likely that apocalyptic emerged at least in part from wisdom traditions, it shares certain convictions and perspectives with sapiential
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Apocalyptic. The word apocalypse (unveiling) derives from Revelation 1:1, where it refers to the ascended Jesus’s revelation of the consummation of the age. The word has been applied by modern scholars to Jewish books that contain similar literary and eschatological characteristics, not all of which
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
APOCALYPTICApocalyptic is an adjective derived from the word ‘apocalypse’ (Gk apokalypsis), meaning ‘revelation’ or ‘disclosure’, and used primarily to describe a genre of literature. The word can also be used to define a type of *eschatology as well as religious movements associated with such revelations,
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