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Revelation
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Revelation
Revelation The disclosure of divine secrets, knowledge, or other information from the divine realm to humans.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Revelation
Revelation. Term from the Latin revelatio, referring to either the act of revealing or making known, or the thing which is revealed. In theology it designates God’s own self-disclosure or manifesting of himself, or things concerning himself and the world; it may also mean the word itself, oral or written,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Reveal; Revelation
Reveal; Revelation [Heb. gālâ—‘uncovered’; Gk. apokalýptō—‘reveal, disclose,’ apokálypsis—‘revelation, disclosure’]. I. Terminology II. General Concept III. OTA. NatureB. HistoryC. EschatologyD. Authenticity IV. JudaismA. ScriptureB. ApocalypticC. Hellenism V. NTA. SynoptistsB. Acts
Bewray
Bewray An archaic word in the AV meaning “reveal” or “disclose” (Heb. nāg̱aḏ, Prov. 29:24), “betray” (gālâ, Isa. 16:3; Gk. poiéō dḗlon, Mt. 26:73; cf. also Sir. 27:21; 2 Macc. 4:1). It occurs also for Heb. qārā’, “call,” in Prov. 27:16, AV; “the ointment of his right hand which bewrayeth itself,”
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Revelation
REVELATION Term from the Latin revelatio, referring to either (1) the act of revealing for the purpose of making something known or (2) the thing that is revealed. In theology it designates God’s own self-disclosure or manifesting of himself, or things concerning himself and the world; it may also mean
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Revelation
revelation. The concept of revelation in the Bible assumes an unveiling of what was always true, whether as enduring reality, past event, or foreordained future. The term also implies that, although whatever is being revealed was true all along, it has been truth that was concealed or largely unknown.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Revelation
REVELATION. The Heb. and Gr. verbs pertaining to revelation (gālal, apokalyptō) express the idea of uncovering or revealing something which has been hidden and unknown.History of revelation. The history of revelation began in the garden of Eden when man had direct communication with God. The Fall
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Revelation
RevelationThe “opening” or “uncovering” of a previously hidden reality. God is hidden from humankind because of human sinfulness and can only be known through a special revelation. While the creation itself reveals something of the invisible or hidden Creator (Ps. 19:1–6 [MT 2–7]; Wis. 13:5; Rom. 1:20),
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Revelation
Revelation (Heb. verb gālâ; Gk. verbs apokalýptō, dēlóō, phaneroíō, nouns apokálypsis, phanérōsis, epipháneia).† God’s deliberate disclosure to mankind of true knowledge of himself and his purposes and actions on behalf of mankind.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Revelation, Divine
REVELATION, DIVINE What God makes known about himself and his will through a supernatural intervention in history. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches: “Through an utterly free decision, God has revealed himself and given himself to man. This he does by revealing the mystery, his plan of loving
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Reveal, Revelation
Reveal, RevelationRevelation signifies the unveiling or disclosure of that which is hidden or secret. In the NT it refers usually to the disclosure of divine things, which cannot be known apart from a divine act of revelation often attributed to the Spirit of God (see Holy Spirit). 1. Terminology
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
revelation
revelation. In Christian theology the word is used both of the corpus of truth about Himself which God discloses to us and of the process by which His communication of it takes place. Traditional theology has tended to conceive of revelation in the latter sense as taking place through propositions; but
Key passages
Ps 19:1–6

The heavens are telling the glory of God, and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands. Every day they pour forth speech, and every night they tell knowledge. There is no speech and there are no words; their sound is inaudible. Yet in all the world their line goes out, and …

Ps 98:1–3

Sing to Yahweh a new song, for he has done wonders. His right hand and his holy arm have secured his victory. Yahweh has made known his salvation; to the eyes of the nations he has revealed his righteousness. He has remembered his loyal love and his faithfulness to the house of Israel. …

Is 40:3–5

A voice is calling in the wilderness, “Clear the way of Yahweh! Make a highway smooth in the desert for our God! Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill shall become low, And the rough ground shall be like a plain, and the rugged ground like a valley-plain. And the glory …

Jn 1:14–18

And the Word became flesh and took up residence among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth. John testified about him and cried out, saying, “This one was he about whom I said, ‘The one who comes after me is ahead of me, because he existed …

Ac 17:22–31

So Paul stood there in the middle of the Areopagus and said, “Men of Athens, I see you are very religious in every respect. For as I was passing through and observing carefully your objects of worship, I even found an altar on which was inscribed, ‘To an unknown …

Heb 1:1–4

Although God spoke long ago in many parts and in many ways to the fathers by the prophets, in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the world, who is the radiance of his glory …

See also
Ge 1:1–4:15; Ge 6:13–9:17; Ge 12:1–9; Ge 15:1–18:15; Ge 22:1–19; Ge 25:12–28; Ge 26:1–35; Ge 28:10–22; Ge 31:1–42; Ge 32:22–32; Ge 35:1–15; Ge 37:1–11; Ge 40:1–41:36; Ge 46:1–27; Ex 3:1–4:31; Ex 5:22–6:13; Ex 6:28–12:28; Ex 12:43–13:2; Ex 13:17–14:31; Ex 16:1–17:16; Ex 19:1–20:17; Ex 20:22–26; Ex 23:20–29:46; Ex 30:11–34:28; Ex 40:1–33; Le 1:1–8:36; Le 10:8–25:22; Le 25:35–27:34; Nu 1:1–19; Nu 1:47–2:34; Nu 3:5–4:33; Nu 5:1–7:29; Nu 7:60–9:14; Nu 10:1–10; Nu 11:16–30; Nu 12:1–13:33; Nu 14:11–38; Nu 15:1–31; Nu 15:37–41; Nu 16:20–40; Nu 17:1–19:22; Nu 20:22–29; Nu 21:4–9; Nu 21:33–22:21; Nu 22:41–23:26; Nu 25:1–26:27; Nu 26:52–29:40; Nu 31:1–11; Nu 31:25–54; Nu 33:50–36:13; Dt 1:34–3:11; Dt 3:23–4:40; Dt 5:1–22; Dt 8:1–20; Dt 10:1–11; Dt 11:1–32; Dt 17:14–20; Dt 29:1–29; Dt 30:11–20; Dt 31:9–29; Dt 32:48–52; Dt 34:1–12; Jos 1:1–9; Jos 3:1–6:27; Jos 7:10–8:29; Jos 10:1–15; Jos 11:1–15; Jos 13:1–7; Jos 20:1–9; Jos 24:1–28; Jdg 1:1–26; Jdg 2:1–6; Jdg 6:11–27; Jdg 7:1–25; Jdg 10:6–18; Jdg 20:18–36; 1 Sa 3:1–4:1; 1 Sa 8:1–9:26; 1 Sa 15:10–16:13; 1 Sa 23:1–13; 1 Sa 30:1–31; 2 Sa 2:1–7; 2 Sa 5:17–25; 2 Sa 7:1–17; 2 Sa 21:1–14; 2 Sa 22:26–51; 1 Ki 6:1–22; 1 Ki 9:1–9; 1 Ki 11:1–13; 1 Ki 12:1–24; 1 Ki 13:11–14:18; 1 Ki 15:33–16:7; 1 Ki 17:1–18:19; 1 Ki 19:1–18; 1 Ki 21:17–29; 2 Ki 4:42–44; 2 Ki 10:18–31; 1 Ch 11:1–3; 1 Ch 14:8–17; 1 Ch 17:1–27; 1 Ch 21:1–22:19; 2 Ch 6:3–11; 2 Ch 7:12–22; 2 Ch 10:1–11:4; 2 Ch 33:10–17; 2 Ch 36:15–21; Job 11:1–20; Job 22:1–23:17; Job 26:1–14; Job 33:1–33; Job 36:24–40:2; Job 40:6–41:34; Ps 12:1–8; Ps 17:1–15; Ps 18:25–50; Ps 19:1–14; Ps 33:1–22; Ps 56:1–13; Ps 68:1–35; Ps 85:1–13; Ps 89:19–37; Ps 93:1–5; Ps 98:1–99:9; Ps 103:1–22; Ps 105:23–45; Ps 107:1–22; Ps 119:9–56; Ps 119:65–176; Ps 130:1–8; Ps 138:1–8; Ps 145:1–21; Ps 147:1–20; Pr 29:18; Pr 30:1–9; Is 1:21–2:4; Is 5:8–30; Is 8:11–22; Is 28:1–15; Is 30:8–26; Is 37:21–35; Is 38:1–22; Is 40:1–31; Is 45:14–25; Is 51:1–16; Is 52:1–12; Is 55:1–13; Is 59:16–60:18; Is 66:1–13; Je 1:1–2:13; Je 2:26–37; Je 3:6–4:4; Je 6:1–7:27; Je 8:4–17; Je 9:17–10:16; Je 11:1–17; Je 13:1–11; Je 14:1–18; Je 15:10–18; Je 16:1–13; Je 17:14–18:11; Je 19:1–15; Je 20:7–18; Je 21:11–22:10; Je 22:24–30; Je 23:9–25:14; Je 26:1–31:14; Je 32:1–15; Je 32:26–36:10; Je 36:27–37:10; Je 39:11–40:16; Je 42:1–44:30; Je 46:1–26; Je 47:1–7; Je 49:34–50:20; La 1:1–22; Eze 1:1–7:27; Eze 9:1–10:22; Eze 11:14–16:14; Eze 16:35–43; Eze 17:1–21; Eze 18:1–18; Eze 20:1–32; Eze 20:45–21:27; Eze 22:1–23:4; Eze 23:22–35; Eze 24:1–25:7; Eze 26:1–28:24; Eze 29:1–33:11; Eze 33:23–34:10; Eze 35:1–38:17; Eze 43:18–27; Eze 44:4–46:18; Eze 47:13–48:29; Da 2:14–49; Da 4:1–18; Da 4:28–33; Da 5:13–29; Ho 1:1–9; Ho 3:1–5; Ho 11:12–12:14; Joe 1:1; Am 3:1–8; Am 4:6–13; Am 7:10–8:14; Jon 1:1–3; Jon 3:1–4; Mic 1:1; Mic 2:6–11; Mic 4:1–5; Hab 1:5–11; Hab 2:2–4; Zep 1:1; Zep 2:4–15; Hag 1:1–11; Hag 2:1–14; Hag 2:20–23; Zec 1:1–11; Zec 4:1–14; Zec 6:9–9:8; Zec 11:4–12:9; Mal 1:1; Mt 1:18–25; Mt 3:13–4:4; Mt 5:17–20; Mt 11:25–30; Mt 13:1–23; Mt 16:13–17; Mt 17:1–13; Mt 22:23–33; Mt 24:32–35; Mk 1:32–39; Mk 2:1–12; Mk 4:1–20; Mk 9:1–13; Mk 13:28–31; Lk 2:15–20; Lk 2:25–35; Lk 3:1–20; Lk 5:1–11; Lk 8:4–21; Lk 9:27–36; Lk 10:17–24; Lk 11:15–28; Lk 17:20–37; Jn 1:1–2; Jn 1:14–18; Jn 1:29–34; Jn 3:22–4:26; Jn 4:39–42; Jn 5:37–47; Jn 6:41–59; Jn 8:12–59; Jn 9:24–41; Jn 10:22–42; Jn 12:27–36; Jn 12:44–50; Jn 14:5–16:15; Jn 17:6–19; Jn 21:1–14; Ac 4:5–12; Ac 6:1–7; Ac 7:1–8; Ac 7:17–36; Ac 7:54–60; Ac 8:4–8; Ac 8:14–25; Ac 9:1–19; Ac 10:9–16; Ac 11:1–18; Ac 12:20–24; Ac 13:4–12; Ac 13:42–52; Ac 14:8–18; Ac 15:30–35; Ac 16:25–34; Ac 17:10–15; Ac 17:22–18:17; Ac 19:1–20; Ac 20:17–38; Ac 21:37–22:21; Ac 23:11–22; Ac 26:12–18; Ac 27:13–38; Ro 1:16–2:16; Ro 3:21–26; Ro 9:6–13; Ro 10:1–21; Ro 16:25–27; 1 Co 1:4–9; 1 Co 2:6–16; 1 Co 12:1–11; 1 Co 13:1–13; 1 Co 14:6–19; 1 Co 14:26–40; 2 Co 2:12–17; 2 Co 4:1–6; 2 Co 12:1–6; Ga 1:11–17; Ga 2:1–10; Ga 3:19–25; Eph 1:3–23; Eph 3:1–7; Eph 6:10–20; Php 2:12–18; Col 1:3–29; Col 3:12–17; 1 Th 2:13–16; 2 Th 1:3–12; 2 Th 3:1–5; 1 Ti 4:1–5; 2 Ti 1:8–12; 2 Ti 2:1–13; 2 Ti 4:1–5; Tt 2:1–15; Heb 1:1–4; Heb 4:11–13; Heb 6:1–8; Heb 11:1–3; Heb 12:25–29; Heb 13:7–17; Jas 1:21–27; 1 Pe 1:3–2:3; 1 Pe 4:7–5:4; 2 Pe 1:16–21; 2 Pe 3:1–9; 1 Jn 1:1–4; 1 Jn 2:12–14; 1 Jn 2:28–3:3; 1 Jn 4:12–16; 1 Jn 5:18–21; Re 1:1–3; Re 1:9–20; Re 4:1–11; Re 6:9–11; Re 15:1–16:1; Re 19:11–16; Re 20:4–6;
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