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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The last book in the Christian Bible. The title of the book in the oldest existing manuscripts is simply, Apocalypse of John. The term “revelation” (ἀποκάλυψις, apokalypsis) means to expose in full view what was formerly hidden, veiled, or secret. The majority of Revelation (1:10–20; 4–22) alleges to be a series of visions disclosing unseen realities and future events.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Revelation, Book of
Revelation, Book of (Ἀποκάλυψις, Apokalypsis). The last book in the Christian Bible. The title of the book in the oldest existing manuscripts is simply, Apocalypse of John. The term “revelation” (ἀποκάλυψις, apokalypsis) means to expose in full view what was formerly hidden, veiled, or secret. The majority
Revelation, Book of, Critical Issues
Revelation, Book of, Critical Issues The last book in the New Testament canon. Addressed to the seven churches in Asia (Rev 1:4). Also called the Apocalypse of John.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
John (Person)
JOHN (PERSON) [Gk Iōannēs (Ἰωαννης)]. John was a common Jewish name during the Hellenistic age and was especially popular among the priesthood.1. The son of a priest named Simeon, from the clan of Joarib. He was the father of Mattathias and the grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc 2:1; cf. 14:29
Revelation, Book of
REVELATION, BOOK OF. The last book in the NT canon, also known as the Apocalypse of John. The book of Revelation professes to be a record of the prophetic visions given by Jesus to John, who was in exile on the island of Patmos.A. TitleB. Place in the CanonC. Summary of ContentsD. Plan of the Book
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
John (Person)
John (Person). 1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40, 42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
Jona
Jona. kjv form of John, father of Simon Peter and Andrew, in John 1:42.See John (Person) #1.
Jonas
Jonas. 1. kjv form of Jonah in Matthew 12:39–41 and Luke 11:29–32.See Jonah (Person).2. kjv form of John, Simon Peter’s father, in John 21:15, 17.See John (Person) #1.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
John (NT)
2. The apostle, the son of Zebedee and brother of James (see John the Apostle).
Revelation, Book of
Revelation, Book of [Gk. Apokálypsis Iōannou]. The last book of the NT, also known as the Apocalypse; it professes to be the record of prophetic visions given by Jesus Christ to John, who was a prisoner “on account of God and the testimony of Jesus” (1:9) on Patmos, a small rocky island in the Aegean
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
John (Person)
JOHN (Person)1. Father of Simon Peter and Andrew (Jn 1:40–42; 21:15–17). According to Matthew 16:17, Peter’s father was named Jona (Jonas, Jonah). Either Jona was an alternate form of the name John or, more probably, two independent traditions existed regarding his name.2. Member of the high priestly
Revelation, Book of
REVELATION, BOOK OF Last book of the Bible, containing revelations concerning the events of the last days.PreviewAuthorDate, Origin, DestinationBackgroundMethods of Interpreting RevelationPurpose and TeachingContentThe Seven Churches of Revelation The seven churches were located on a
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
John
John (jahn).1 The father of Mattathias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:1).2 The oldest son of Mattathias and brother of Judas Maccabeus (1 Macc. 2:2; 9:35–42).3 John the Baptist (Matt. 3:1). See John the Baptist.4 John the son of Zebedee, also called John the apostle (Mark 10:35). See
Revelation, Book Of
Revelation, book of, the last book of the nt, also called the Apocalypse. The term “apocalypse” comes from the Greek word for “revelation,” which is used in the preface to characterize the work (1:1).Contents: After a brief preface (1:1–3) and a salutation similar to those with which many nt letters
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jona
JONA. KJV form of John (Jn 1:42, RSV), used in order to harmonize with Barjona in (Mt 16:17).
Revelation, Book of the (Writing)
REVELATION, BOOK OF THE. This concluding book of the NT reveals the final and permanent victory that is obtained by the King of kings and Lord of lords. It shows heaven’s rule, the establishment of righteousness, and an unveiling of the heavenly home in its infinite glory and beauty. The book of Revelation
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Revelation, Book Of
REVELATION, BOOK OFThe last book of the Bible is, for most Christians, one of the least read and most difficult. A few passages from it are well known and well loved (e.g. 7:9–17); but for the most part modern readers find the book unintelligible. This is largely because it abounds in symbolism of a
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
John
John (Gk. Iōánnēs)1. The father of Matthias and grandfather of Judas Maccabeus; son of the priest Simeon (1 Macc. 2:1).2. The oldest son of Matthias, surnamed Gaddi (2 Macc. 2:2). Sent to the Nabateans by his brother Jonathan to store the Maccabeans’ belongings, he was ambushed and killed by “the
Revelation, Book Of
Revelation, Book ofThe last book of the NT, also called the Apocalypse (or Revelation) of John.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jona
Jona [jōˊnə] (Gk. lōannēs).† John, the father of Simon Peter (John 1:42, KJV). See John 10; Bar-Jona.
Revelation, Book of (Writing)
Revelation, Book of. †The last book in the New Testament. Also called the Apocalypse, it is the only book of the New Testament completely written in apocalyptic style and language.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Revelation, Book Of
REVELATION, BOOK OF The last book of the New Testament, also called the Apocalypse. The book’s highly symbolic imagery and mysterious content have given rise to countless divergent interpretations about the drama of history’s final days.Although there are similar apocalyptic passages in the NT (e.g.,
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Section 5: Revelation
5. RevelationThe most common classifications for the genre of Revelation are an apocalypse, a letter or a prophetic book.5.1. Revelation as an Apocalypse. The great majority of scholars regard Revelation as an apocalypse, particularly if the Society for Biblical Literature Genre Project’s definition