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Revelation

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Revelation

Another term associated with Eschatology is "apocalypse."

The English translation "apocalypse" is derived from the Greek verb "apokalyto."

The Greek preposition "apo" combined with the Greek verb "kalupto" provide the meaning of "to uncover" or "to reveal" something previously hidden or secret.


Thus, the book of Revelation is so named, because the apostle John receives a vision that "uncovered" or "revealed" the future of the last days.

The revelation (apokalupsis) from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who testifies to everything he saw — that is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. (Rev 1:1-2)


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