Apocalypse
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Apocalypse

uncovering, revelation

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Apocalypse

A Greek word meaning revelation, applied chiefly to the book of Revelation by John. [REVELATION OF ST. JOHN]

ATS Bible Dictionary
Apocalypse

Signifies revelation, but is particularly referred to the revelations which John had in the isle of Patmos, whither he was banished by Domitian. Hence it is another name for the book of Revelation. This book belongs, in its character, to the prophetical writings, and stands in intimate relation with the prophecies of the Old Testament, and more especially with the writings of the later prophets, as Ezekiel, Zechariah, and particularly Daniel, inasmuch as it is almost entirely symbolical. This circumstance has surrounded the interpretation of this book with difficulties, which no interpreter has yet been able fully to overcome. As to the author, the weight of testimony throughout all the history of the church is in favor of John, the beloved apostle. As to the time of its composition, most commentators suppose it to have been written after the destruction of Jerusalem, about A. D. 96; while others assign it an earlier date.

It is an expanded illustration of the first great promise, "The seed of the woman shall bruise the head of the serpent." Its figures and symbols are august and impressive. It is full of prophetic grandeur, and awful in its hieroglyphics and mystic symbols: seven seals opened, seven trumpets sounded, seven vials poured out; mighty antagonists and hostile powers, full of malignity against Christianity, and for a season oppressing it, but at length defeated and annihilated; the darkened heaven, tempestuous sea, and convulsed earth fighting against them, while the issue of the long combat is the universal reign of peace and truth and righteousness-the whole scene being relieved at intervals by a choral burst of praise to God the Creator, and Christ the Redeemer and Governor. Thus its general scope is intelligible to all readers, or it could not yield either hope or comfort. It is also full of Christ. It exhibits his glory as Redeemer and Governor, and describes that deep and universal homage and praise which the "Lamb that was slain" is forever receiving before the throne. Either Christ is God, or the saints and angels are guilty of idolatry.

"To explain this book perfectly," says Bishop Newton, "is not the work of one man, or of one age; probably it never will be clearly understood till it is all fulfilled."

Easton's Bible Dictionary
The Greek name of the Book of Revelation (q.v.).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) The revelation delivered to St. John, in the isle of Patmos, near the close of the first century, forming the last book of the New Testament.

2. (n.) Anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
APOCALYPSE

a-pok'-a-lips. See APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE; REVELATION OF JOHN.

PETER, APOCALYPSE OF

See APOCRYPHAL GOSPELS, II, 4; LITERATURE, SUB-APOSTOLIC (Introduction).

ZEPHANIAH, APOCALYPSE OF

A (probably) Jewish apocryphal work of this name is mentioned in the Stichometry of Nicephorus and another list practically identical with this; a quotation from it is also preserved by Clement of Alexandria (Strom., v. 11, 77). Dr. Charles thinks this indicates a Christian revision (Encyclopedia Brittanica, II, article "Apocalypse"); others suppose it to point to a Christian, rather than a Jewish, origin. See Schurer, HJP, div II, volume III, pp. 126-27, 132; GJV4, III, 367-69.

APOCALYPSE OF BARUCH

ba'-ruk. See APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE.

BARUCH, APOCALYPSE OF

See APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE.

NOAH, BOOK (APOCALYPSE) OF

See APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE.

Greek
993. Boanerges -- Boanerges, an epithet applied to the two sons of ...
... Samaritan village (Lk 9:54); which marked James as the victim of an early martyrdom
(Ac 12:2); and which sounds in the thunders of John's Apocalypse" (, 98). ...
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A Key to the Apocalypse
A Key to the Apocalypse. <. A Key to the Apocalypse Joseph Mede. Table
of Contents. Title Page. THE APOCALYPTICAL KEY; PART I. ...
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A Brief Commentary on the Apocalypse
A Brief Commentary on the Apocalypse. <. A Brief Commentary on the Apocalypse
Sylvester Bliss. Table of Contents. Title Page. PREFACE. ...
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The Epoch of the Apocalypse.
A Key to the Apocalypse. <. ... PART II. THE EPOCH OF THE APOCALYPSE.
The epoch of the Apocalypse, as far as it is a prophecy ...
/.../mede/a key to the apocalypse/the epoch of the apocalypse.htm

The Apocalypse.
... XXXII. THE APOCALYPSE. ... message. (2.) The doctrinal views of the Apocalypse
afford no argument against its apostolic authorship. ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxii the apocalypse.htm

The Scope of the Apocalypse is Indicated by Its Place in the ...
... The scope of the Apocalypse is indicated by its place in the Sacred Canon... The
scope of the Apocalypse is indicated by its place in the Sacred Canon. ...
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The Apocalypse of Peter
The Apocalypse of Peter. <. ... Title Page. The Apocalypse of Peter. Visio Pauli.
Apocalypse of Maria Virgo. Apocalypse Sedrach by Andrew Rutherford, BD. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/the apocalypse of peter/

The Apocalypse.
... Section 101. The Apocalypse. On the Lit. ... Darling's list of English works on the
Apocalypse contains nearly fifty-four columns (I., 1732-1786). ...
/.../schaff/history of the christian church volume i/section 101 the apocalypse.htm

The 144,000 Sealed in the Apocalypse are Converts to Christ from ...
... Book I. 2. The 144,000 Sealed in the Apocalypse are Converts to Christ from
the Gentile World. These, then, who are sealed on their ...
/.../origen/origens commentary on the gospel of john/2 the 144000 sealed in.htm

The Scope of the Apocalypse Shewn by Its Place in the Canon
... THE SCOPE OF THE APOCALYPSE SHEWN BY ITS PLACE IN THE CANON. ... (3) The Epistles. (4)
The Apocalypse. The four groups always follow each other in this order. ...
/.../bullinger/commentary on revelation/the scope of the apocalypse.htm

The Apocalypse of John.
... Book VII. Chapter XXV."The Apocalypse of John. 1. Afterward he speaks
in this manner of the Apocalypse of John. "Some before us ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxv the apocalypse of john.htm

Thesaurus
Apocalypse
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. APOCALYPSE. a-pok'-a-lips. See APOCALYPTIC
LITERATURE; REVELATION OF JOHN. PETER, APOCALYPSE OF. ...
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Zephaniah (11 Occurrences)
... 2 Kings 25:18 parallel Jeremiah 52:24). Nathan Isaacs. ZEPHANIAH, APOCALYPSE
OF. A (probably) Jewish apocryphal work of this name ...
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Ephesus (20 Occurrences)
... Probably during this period the seven churches of the Apocalypse were founded, not
by Paul's personal labours, but by missionaries whom he may have sent out ...
/e/ephesus.htm - 24k

Separate (115 Occurrences)
... century), which is of eastern origin, the Acts of Paul are treated as a catholic
writing and take rank with the Shepherd of Hermas and the Apocalypse of Peter. ...
/s/separate.htm - 71k

Apollyon (1 Occurrence)
... A proper name, original with the author of the Apocalypse and used by him once
(Revelation 9:11) as a translation of the Hebrew word "Abaddon" (see ABADDON) to ...
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Canon
... of Justin's "Memoirs." (SeeHemphill, The Diatessaron of Tatian.) The only other
New Testament book which Justin mentions is the Apocalypse; but he appears to ...
/c/canon.htm - 68k

Apocrypha
... In this sense Gregory of Nyssa (died 395; De Ordin., II, 44) and Epiphanius (died
403; Haeres, 51 3) speak of the Apocalypse of John as "apocryphal." 2. The ...
/a/apocrypha.htm - 48k

Parousia
... (3) "Apocalypse" apokalupsis), "revelation," denotes the Second Coming in 1
Corinthians 1:7 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:7, 13; 1 Peter 4:13. ...
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Syriac (2 Occurrences)
... time. It is noticeable that this version does not contain the Second and
Third Epistles of John, 2 Peter, Jude, and the Apocalypse. ...
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King (25505 Occurrences)
... 3) Christ Charged and Condemned as King (4) The Witness of the Resurrection and
of Apostolic Preaching (5) The Testimony of the Epistles and Apocalypse II. ...
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