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St. John at Patmos: the receiving of an apocalyptic vision
An Apocalypse (Greek: Ἀποκάλυψις Apokálypsis; "lifting of the veil" or "revelation") is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted. In a rather common-sensical way the term is associated with an eschatological final battle, the Armageddon, and the idea of an end of the world due to out of time. .This perceptions may better be related to the phrase apokalupsis eschaton, literally "revelation at [or of] the end of the æon, or age". In Christianity The Apocalypse of John is the Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible.^ Apocalypse was meant for hope and support to Christians when John wrote it at the end of the first century, but it is also meant for the last days.
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^ Apocalypse was meant for hope and support to Christians when John wrote it, but it is also meant for the last days.
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^ And the Bible's promise of the apocalypse is proof that knowledge of this fact was built into Christian revelation from the beginning.
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Characteristic features

Dreams or visions

.The disclosure of future events is made through a dream, as was the experience for the prophet Daniel,[1] which is recorded in the book with his name, or a vision as was recorded by John in the Book of Revelation.^ Most people view the Apocalypse of John as a prophecy about some terrifying events that will take place sometime in the future.
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^ I’ve been keeping records on my friend namd john Cash (weird ass name by the way) in my neighborhood.
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^ Mind you since then I rarely remember my dreams, which worries and saddens me, and I do not believe I have dreamt anything particularly prophetic whether to my personal future or that of others.
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.Moreover, the manner of the revelation and the experience of the one who received it are generally prominent.^ "A second key issue generated by Revelation is a theological one — the 'delay' of the Parousia.
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The account is usually given in the first person. .There is something portentous in the circumstances corresponding to the importance of the secrets about to be disclosed.^ Maybe this explains why I always felt there was something spooky about it.
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The element of the mysterious, often prominent in the vision itself, is foreshadowed in the preliminary events. .Some of the persistent features of the apocalyptic tradition are connected with the circumstances of the vision and the personal experience of the seer.^ I am always protecting the same girl, someone I have never met, she resembles not one person I have ever been in contact with, but for some reason I feel a strong connection.
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The primary example of apocalyptic literature in the Bible is the book of Daniel. .After a long period of fasting,[2] Daniel is standing by a river when a heavenly being appears to him, and the revelation follows (Daniel 10:2ff).^ Revelation 6:8 - "And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him.
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.John, in the New Testament Revelation (1:9ff), has a like experience, told in very similar words.^ Ladd: "Revelation is the most difficult of all New Testament books to interpret."
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^ J.C. Robertson (1932) "Perhaps no single book in the New Testament presents so many and so formidable problems as the Apocalypse of John."
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^ For John was of the circumcision , and all that people which had heard the announcement of the Old Testament was edified with his word.
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.Compare also the first chapter of the Greek Apocalypse of Baruch; and the Syriac Apocalypse of Baruch, vi.1ff, xiii.1ff, lv.1-3. Or, as the prophet lies upon his bed, distressed for the future of his people, he falls into a sort of trance, and in "the visions of his head" is shown the future.^ There he is using his hard line beliefs of jihad and Judgement Day , to spiritually lead the people of Southern Lebanon and Hezbollah into what I believe will be the 2012 apocalypse.
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^ Most people view the Apocalypse of John as a prophecy about some terrifying events that will take place sometime in the future.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This Beast has seven heads and ten horns, meaning that it has something to do with the first Beast of chapter 13, or one of its particular versions throughout history.
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This is the case in Daniel 7:1ff; 2 Esdras 3:1-3; and in the Book of Enoch, i.2 and following. As to the description of the effect of the vision upon the seer, see Daniel 8:27; Enoch, lx.3; 2 Esdras 5:14.

Angels

The introduction of Angels as the bearers of the revelationary is a standing feature. At least four types or ranks of angels are mentioned in biblical scripture: the Archangels, Angels, Cherubim[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] and the Seraphim.[10] .God may give instructions through the medium of these heavenly messengers, and who act as the seer's guide.^ To worship Rome instead of the Christ, as was the true wish of the Papal establishment, is totally contrary to the Word of God, who calls for giving glory to the Lord only.
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^ So the Roman Catholic Church, who had in her own way crucified the Word of God through her crimes against many of His faithful servants during the centuries of her reign, was forced to witness the "death" of these bearers of the Word.
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^ And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory.
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.God may also personally give a revelation, as is shown in the Book of Revelation through the person of Jesus Christ.^ The Revelation of Jesus Christ , which God gave to Him, and showed unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass, and signified it.
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^ In the book of Romans, Paul reminds us that through creation God is revealed plainly.
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^ Those who ultimately choose mimesis of our nemesis are without excuse, even without the specific Revelation of the God of Abraham or of Jesus Christ.
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The book of Genesis speaks of the "Angel" bringing forth the apocalypse.

Beast or endtime ruler

.In the Old and New Testaments, a particular individual is singled out as the particular focus of God's wrath.^ J.C. Robertson (1932) "Perhaps no single book in the New Testament presents so many and so formidable problems as the Apocalypse of John."
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^ And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
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^ The proclamation of the Old Testament associated with the New, points out the Christian people singing a new song, that is, bearing their confession publicly.
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.This individual is known in biblical scripture by many titles such as the "beast", the "little horn",[11][12] the "prince that will come" and other titles.^ And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
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^ But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
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^ Daniel also speaks of a fourth "Beast", which is not similar to any known animal and has seven heads and ten horns.
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One ancient prince was singled out in scripture, the Prince of Tyre, who may be considered a 'type' of antichrist.[13]
.After the judgment of the Prince of Tyre, God directs the prophet Ezekiel to write a judgment about the King of Tyre, and from the scripture some say it is learned that this individual is not a human being, but "the anointed cherub that covereth".[14] From further reading of the text it is learned that the cherub being addressed here may be Satan, as this was his former position before the throne of God before his fall.^ The throne set: what is it but the throne of judgment and of the King?
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^ It is therefore before the throne, that is, the judgment.
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^ King of Tyrus- Lucifer, Evil and False Prophet After the judgment of the Prince of Tyrus, God directs the prophet Ezekiel to write a judgment about the King of Tyrus , and from the scripture is learned that this individual is Lucifer, as this was his former position before the throne of God before his fall.
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Satan is also viewed as a 'prince'[15][16][17] that will eventually be judged. The straightforward view of this passage, however, is that the individual is the human Prince of Tyre. .An alternative translation is that the cherub refers to one who acts on the Prince, rather than the Prince himself.^ Swete: "To comment on this great prophecy is a harder task than to comment on a Gospel, and he who undertakes it exposes himself to the charge of presumption.
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^ Moreover, the first voice which he had heard when he says that it spoke with him, without contradiction condemns those who say that one spoke in the prophets , another in the Gospel ; since it is rather He Himself who comes, that is the same who spoke in the prophets .
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^ I’d rather die than become one of the enemy’.
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Future

.Apocelyptic visions through the writing of these scriptures is how the prophets revealed God's justice as taking place in the future.^ Most people view the Apocalypse of John as a prophecy about some terrifying events that will take place sometime in the future.
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^ In the book of Romans, Paul reminds us that through creation God is revealed plainly.
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^ Therefore He extols those to whom He is writing; and to these men, being such and so great, He promised the tree of life , which is in the paradise of His God.
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.This genre has a distinctly religious aim, intended to show God's way of dealing with humankind, and God's ultimate purposes.^ I argue that his central approach is usually a synthetic reading of various texts in modern thought with the aim of showing how they ultimately point to Christ.
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.The writers present, sometimes very vividly, a picture of coming events, especially those connected with the end of the present age.^ The 2012 eschaton comes from several cultures and gives us a very certain date to prepare not necessarily for the end of existence or the world, but “the end of the world as we know it” – TEOTWAWKI. .
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^ Is The Age of Pisces symbolic of The great world Savior, Jesus Christ, coming to an end?
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.In certain of these writings the subject-matter is vaguely described as "that which shall come to pass in the latter days" (Daniel 2:28;[19] compare verse 29); similarly Daniel 10:14, "to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days";[20] compare Enoch, i.1, 2; x.2ff.^ Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
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^ Mabus will soon die, then will come, A horrible undoing of people and animals, At once one will see vengeance, One hundred powers, thirst, famine, when the comet will pass .
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^ The Bishopric of Rome did not come into being through the migration of peoples, but within the organized society of the Roman Empire, the latter still in its winning years.
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So, too, in Revelation 1:1 (compare the Septuagint translation of Daniel 2:28ff), "Revelation ... that which must shortly come to pass."
.Future history is not included in the vision, traditionally said to give the proper historical setting to the prediction, as the panorama of successive events passes over imperceptibly from the known to the unknown.^ Anyone who’s been studying the 2012 connection (if there is one) knows about the web-bot project and how it’s been highly effective at predicting future events.
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^ Considered by some to represent a model of history's most important events, the universal algorithm has also been extrapolated to be a model for future events.
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^ The events which it predicts do not pertain to the far distant future, but they are soon to happen.
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.Thus, in the eleventh chapter of Daniel, the detailed history of the Greek empire in the East, from the conquest of Alexander down to the latter part of the reign of Antiochus Epiphanes (verses 3-39, all presented in the form of a prediction), is continued, without any break, in a scarcely less vivid description (verses 40-45) of events which had not yet taken place, but were expected by the writer: the wars which should result in the death of Antiochus and the fall of his kingdom.^ We should all form a group to survive.
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^ Many times did Napoleon affirm that his goal was to revive Charlemagne's Empire, considering himself a successor to the latter (As we saw in chapter 16, the Third Reich and its vast conquests are also a revival of Charlemagne's Beast).
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^ We will explore the 2012 Apocalypse theories and predictions of who or what group may behind the inner workings of The war to end all wars?
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.Modern scholars therefore date the composition of the book to about 167 BCE, when Antiochus Epiphanes sacked Jerusalem and desecrated the Holy Places.^ Lack of archaeological evidence for such a temple or a Jerusalem large enough to support it has caused some modern scholars to doubt its existence.
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^ We judge, therefore, that this book was written about A.D. 68, and this agrees with other facts of history..
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^ And he shall place, says he, his temple within Samaria , upon the illustrious and holy mountain that is at Jerusalem, an image such as Nebuchadnezzar had made.
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This serves as the introduction to the eschatological predictions in the twelfth chapter.
.Similarly, in the dream recounted in 2 Esdras 11 and 12, the eagle, representing the Roman Empire, is followed by the lion, which is the promised Messiah, who is to deliver the chosen people and establish an everlasting kingdom.^ The Bishopric of Rome did not come into being through the migration of peoples, but within the organized society of the Roman Empire, the latter still in its winning years.
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^ Moreover, he chose the Roman eagle as the official symbol of his Empire.
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^ I am not sure whether, for example, the French revolutionaries are included under this term or not, but I am certain that the counterfeiters of the true Church, the representatives of the Papal establishment, are included (see also verse 11:2).
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.The transition from history to prediction is seen in xii.28, where the expected end of Domitian's reign – and with it the end of the world – is foretold.^ We have had so many end of the world predictions.
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^ Colt Feb 24, 2009 at 3:24 am There is no end of the world prediction….
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^ The 2012 thing refers to the conveniently predicted end-of-the-world or great change coming December 21st, 2012.
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Still another example of the same kind is Sibyllines, iii.608-623. Compare also Assumptio Mosis, vii-ix. In nearly all the writings which are properly classed as apocalyptic the eschatological element is prominent. .The growth of speculation regarding the age to come and the hope for the chosen people more than anything else occasioned the rise and influenced the development of apocalyptic literature.^ George Farahat says: Girard is a great and respected anthropologist whose theory is more advanced than most people would understand.
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^ This is a little more comical than usual but it’s usually comes down to me being alone in the woods running down a dark path trying to find shelter being chased.
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^ It’s obviously not as if the the dead will rise from the graves but more of a pandemic attacking our people and turning us into “zombie” like beings.
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Imagery

.The element of the mysterious, apparent in both the subject and the manner of the writing, is a marked feature in every typical Apocalypse.^ Postal 2: Apocalypse Weekend features Mad Cow Tourettes zombies (apparently Tourette's syndrome sufferers who ate mad cow-infected meat).
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The literature of visions and dreams has its own traditions which are well illustrated in Jewish (or Jewish-Christian) apocalyptic writing.
This apocalyptic quality appears most clearly in the use of fantastic imagery. .The best illustration is furnished by the strange, living creatures which figure in so many of the visions – "beasts" or "living creatures", as is written in Revelation 4[21] in which the properties of men, mammals, birds, reptiles, or purely imaginary beings are combined in a way that is strikingly vivid and often bizarre.^ Revelation was written to encourage believers with the hope that God would intervene, destroy the beast,' bring deliverance to His people, and establish His everlasting Kingdom.
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^ The White Horse The rider of the white horse is very commonly interpreted to be the Antichrist figure , but such an interpretation ignores much of the imagery presented throughout the Revelation and many cross references of whom the Bible names as being given a crown .
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^ These "names of blasphemy" are diffusely written on the Beast, and not on any political figure or institution.
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.This characteristic feature is illustrated in the following list of the most noteworthy passages in which such creatures are introduced: Daniel 7:1-8, 8:3-12 (both passages of the greatest importance for the history of apocalyptic literature); Enoch, lxxxv.-xc.; 2 Esdras 11:1-12:3, 11-32; Greek Apoc.^ Girard's points there with regard to history of wars, rationalism, apocalyptic literature and violence must be further reviewed and analysed before it can be judge.
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ii, iii; Hebrew Testament, Naphtali's, iii.; Revelation 6:6ff (compare Apocalypse of Baruch [Syr.] li.11), ix.7-10, 17-19, xiii.1-18, xvii.3, 12; the Shepherd of Hermas, "Vision," iv.1. Certain mythical or semi-mythical beings which appear in the Hebrew Bible also play an important role in these books.^ Revelation in Notes on the New Testament; Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1884–85 Calvin, John Clarke, Adam.
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^ But the possible allusions to it in Heb 10:37; compare Re 1:4,8 4:8 22:12; Heb 11:10; compare Re 21:14; Heb 12:22,23; compare Re 14:1; Heb 8:1,2; compare Re 11:19 15:5 21:3; Heb 4:12; compare Re 1:16 2:12,16 19:13,15; Heb 4:9; compare Re 20:1-15; also 1Pe 1:7,13 4:13, with Re 1:1; 1Pe 2:9 with Re 5:10; 2Ti 4:8, with Re 2:26,27 3:21 11:18; Eph 6:12, with Re 12:7-12; Php 4:3, with Re 3:5 13:8,17:8 20:12,15; Col 1:18, with Re 1:5; 1Co 15:52, with Re 10:7 11:15-18, make a date before the destruction of Laodicea possible.
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^ Revelation 17 and 18 are not talking about a heathen city or empire; they are talking about Israel, the covenant people who killed the prophets (I Kings 19:10; Lam.
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.Thus "Leviathan", mentioned in the Old Testament[22][23][24][25] and "Behemoth", mentioned also in the Old Testament,[26] as well as (Enoch, lx.7, 8; 2 Esdras 6:49-52; Apocalypse of Baruch xxix.4); "Gog and Magog" (Sibyllines, iii.319ff, 512ff; compare Enoch, lvi.5ff; Revelation 20:8).^ World empire as well as national theocracy (its Old Testament counterpart) was virtually abolished when the temple was destroyed.
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^ We hear echoes of Matthew 23-24 in the book of Revelation."
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^ But the possible allusions to it in Heb 10:37; compare Re 1:4,8 4:8 22:12; Heb 11:10; compare Re 21:14; Heb 12:22,23; compare Re 14:1; Heb 8:1,2; compare Re 11:19 15:5 21:3; Heb 4:12; compare Re 1:16 2:12,16 19:13,15; Heb 4:9; compare Re 20:1-15; also 1Pe 1:7,13 4:13, with Re 1:1; 1Pe 2:9 with Re 5:10; 2Ti 4:8, with Re 2:26,27 3:21 11:18; Eph 6:12, with Re 12:7-12; Php 4:3, with Re 3:5 13:8,17:8 20:12,15; Col 1:18, with Re 1:5; 1Co 15:52, with Re 10:7 11:15-18, make a date before the destruction of Laodicea possible.
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Foreign mythologies are also occasionally laid under contribution (see below).

Mystical symbolism

Mystical symbolism is frequent characteristic of apocalyptic writing. .This feature is illustrated in the instances where gematria is employed either for the sake of obscuring the writer's meaning, or enhancing its meaning further as a number of ancient cultures used letters also as numbers (i.e., the Romans with their use of 'roman numerals').^ The number of the name of the Beast, meaning the number arrived at by the addition of the values of all the letters making up the Beast's name, is 666.
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^ The Greek word "Lateinos", meaning "Roman" (when referring to a man, and not to a thing), is a great candidate, since this word's letters add up to 666.  .
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Thus, the mysterious name "Taxo," "Assumptio Mosis", ix. 1; the "number of the beast" 666, of Revelation 13:18;[27] the number 888 ('Iησōῦς), Sibyllines, i.326-330.
Similar to this discussion is the frequent prophecy of the length of time through which the events predicted must be fulfilled. Thus, the "time, times, and a half," Daniel 12:7[28] which has generally been agreed to be 3½ years in length by dispensationalists; the "fifty-eight times" of Enoch, xc.5, "Assumptio Mosis", x.11; the announcement of a certain number of "weeks" or days, which starting point in Daniel 9:24, 25 is the "the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks",[29] a mention of 1290 days after the covenant/sacrifice is broken (Daniel 12:11),[30] 12; Enoch xciii.3-10; 2 Esdras 14:11, 12; Apocalypse of Baruch xxvi-xxviii; Revelation 11:3, which mentions "two witnesses" with supernatural power,[31] 12:6;[32] compare Assumptio Mosis, vii.1. Symbolic language is also used to describe persons, things, or events; thus, the "horns" of Daniel 7 and 8;[33] Revelation 17[34] and following; the "heads" and "wings" of 2 Esdras xi and following; the seven seals of Revelation 6;[35] trumpets, Revelation 8;[36] "vials of the wrath of God" or "bowl..." judgments, Revelation 16;[37] the dragon, Revelation 12:3-17,[38] Revelation 20:1-3;[39] the eagle, Assumptio Mosis, x.8; and so on.
.As examples of more elaborate prophecies and allegories, aside from those in Daniel Chapters 7 and 8; and 2 Esdras Chapters 11 and 12, already referred to, may be mentioned: the vision of the bulls and the sheep, Enoch, lxxxv and following; the forest, the vine, the fountain, and the cedar, Apocalypse of Baruch xxxvi and following; the bright and the black waters, ibid.^ Prophecies aside, how does 2012 relate to a zombie apocalypse?
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nor must we look for order in the Apocalypse; but we must follow the meaning of those things which are prophesied.
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ In chapter 12 , it will be shown that the term "Dragon" or "Satan" refers to the powers that are hostile to the Word of God and are, in this case, embodied by the religion of the Graeco-Roman Pantheon and its representatives.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

liii and following; the willow and its branches, Hermas, "Similitudines," viii.

End of the age

.In John's apocalypse, the Book of Revelation, he refers to the "unveiling" or "revelation" of Jesus Christ as Messiah.^ The Revelation of Jesus Christ , which God gave to Him, and showed unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass, and signified it.
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Those who ultimately choose mimesis of our nemesis are without excuse, even without the specific Revelation of the God of Abraham or of Jesus Christ.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The full self-revelation of God becomes actualized in Jesus Christ, His Only Son.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

.This term has come to mean, in common usage, the end of the world.^ I mean the world ending in 2012?!
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I know some of you may think thats just random bs, but i mean if the world will end 2012, what concerns me is this is the year i graduate highschool.
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Between all the astrological/universal happenings, to the changes in presidential officials coming to an end of their term that year as well.
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

.The simple pictures of the end of the age in the books of the Old Testament were images of the judgment of the wicked, as well as the resurrection and glorification of those who were given righteousness before God.^ World empire as well as national theocracy (its Old Testament counterpart) was virtually abolished when the temple was destroyed.
  • Apocalypse Commentaries Study Archive @ PreteristArchive.com, The Internet's Only Balanced Look at Preterism 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Those who ultimately choose mimesis of our nemesis are without excuse, even without the specific Revelation of the God of Abraham or of Jesus Christ.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, for those who believe that SOMETHING will take place, there will be those who prepare and those who don’t give a damn.
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

The dead are seen in the book of Job and in some of the Psalms as being in Sheol, awaiting the final judgment. .The wicked will then be consigned to eternal torment in the fires of Gehinnom, or the Lake of Fire mentioned in Revelation.^ And the devil who seduced them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where both the beast and the false prophet shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

[37][40][41][42][43]
.The New Testament letters written by the Apostle Paul expand on this theme of the judgment of the wicked, and the glorification of those who belong to Christ or Messiah.^ Those who ultimately choose mimesis of our nemesis are without excuse, even without the specific Revelation of the God of Abraham or of Jesus Christ.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He shut the door upon him, it is said, that is, he forbade and restrained his seducing those who belong to Christ .
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Moreover, he put a seal upon him, because it is hidden who belong to the side of the devil , and who to that of Christ .
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

.In his letters to the Corinthians and the Thessalonians Paul expounds further on the destiny of the righteous.^ Was Paul a megalomaniac when he said in the First Letter to the Corinthians that none of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory?
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

.He speaks of the simultaneous resurrection and rapture of those who are in Christ, (or Messiah).^ Those who ultimately choose mimesis of our nemesis are without excuse, even without the specific Revelation of the God of Abraham or of Jesus Christ.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He shut the door upon him, it is said, that is, he forbade and restrained his seducing those who belong to Christ .
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus Christ spoke the same language to the rabbis in Matthew 23:29ff, calling them "sons of those who murdered the prophets" (v.
  • Apocalypse Commentaries Study Archive @ PreteristArchive.com, The Internet's Only Balanced Look at Preterism 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.preteristarchive.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Christianity had a Millennial expectation for glorification of the righteous from the time it emerged from Judaism and spread out into the world in the first century.^ Apocalypse was meant for hope and support to Christians when John wrote it at the end of the first century, but it is also meant for the last days.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the 19th century, the Christian world became literally filled with Bibles.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The siege of Constantinople was one of the first battles in history in which cannons and gunpowder were used (they had been used for the first time about a century earlier).
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

The poetic and prophetic literature of the Hebrew Bible, particularly in Isaiah, were rich in Millennial imagery. The New Testament Congregation after Pentecost carried on with this theme. .During his imprisonment by the Romans on the Island of Patmos, John described the visions he experienced, writing the Book of Revelation.^ He says this, because when John said these things he was in the island of Patmos , condemned to the labour of the mines by Cæsar Domitian .
  • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the "elders" of John's vision confirms that this multitude comprises those sacrificed during the persecutions.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In chapter 1, Jesus Christ presented Himself to John, who is in exile on the Greek island of Patmos.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

.Revelation chapter 20 contains several reference to a thousand year reign of Christ/Messiah upon this earth.^ The latter, also named New Jerusalem, is described in detail in chapters 21 and 22, while chapter 20 probably refers to a distant future attack against this glorious City, a thousand years after her arrival.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ During Mohammed's father's 38-year reign , thousands of political opponents disappeared or "were disappeared", to use the chilling phrase of the time, into secret desert prisons.
  • 2012 Apocalypse - Is it really coming? 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC 2012apocalypse.net [Source type: Original source]

^ In chapter 14, it was declared that severe punishment was about to fall upon those who had the " mark " of the Beast, described in chapter 13, and upon Babylon , explained in chapter 17.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

.Modern Christian movements in the 18th and 19th Centuries were characterized by a rise of Millennialism.^ In the 19th century, the Christian world became literally filled with Bibles.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For many decades after the events of the late 18th and early 19th century, the representatives of the old world order would suffer one "plague" after the other.  .
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, although it was always pronounced by the Church, only in the 18th century has slavery started to be recognized and eliminated in Christian societies and the rest of the world.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

.Christian Apocalyptic eschatology was a continuation of the same two themes referred to throughout all of scripture as "this age" and "the age to come". Evangelicals have been in the forefront popularizing the biblical prophecy of a major confrontation between good and evil at the end of this age, a coming Millennium to follow, and a final confrontation whereby the wicked are judged, the righteous are rewarded and the beginning of Eternity is viewed.^ If it were to mutate and come into being something that would eat away at a brain it would probably end up destroying us all.
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We have to be able to think about both Islamism and the escalation to extremes at the same time; we need to understand the complex relations between these two realities.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If nothing else, this becomes an "apology" for the apocalyptic biblical texts that (and Girard is very right here) are usually brushed aside by many Christian as flat-out embarassing.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

.Most evangelicals have been taught a form of Millennialism known as Dispensationalism, which arose in the 19th century.^ In this form, it has been known in America since the late 19th century.
  • Zombie Apocalypse - Television Tropes & Idioms 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ For example, until the 19th century, most Protestants believed that all of AD History was encoded in the Apocalypse.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

Dispensationalism sees separate destinies for the Christian Church and Israel. .Its concept of a special Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church has become extremely popular.^ Zombie movies are extremely popular now – the idea that humanity has become mindless drones and slaves, unable of thought seeking only to annihilate each other.
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

This is the central thesis of the Left Behind books and films. .Dispensationalist interpretations find in biblical prophecy predictions of future events: the various periods of the church, for example, shown through the letters to the seven churches; the throne of God in Heaven and his Glory; specific judgments that will occur on the earth; the final form of gentile power; God' re-dealing with the nation Israel[44] based upon covenants mentioned in the Old Testament; the second coming proper; a one-thousand year reign of Messiah; a last test of Mankind's sinful nature under ideal conditions by the loosing of Satan, with a judgment of fire coming down from Heaven that follows; the Great White Throne Judgment, and the destruction of the current heavens and the earth, to be recreated as a "New Heaven and New Earth"[45][46][47] ushering in the beginning of Eternity.^ Fire approaches the great new city.
  • 2012 Apocalypse - Is it really coming? 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC 2012apocalypse.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Chapter 16 : Events of the last 200 years: (The Seven Vials) .
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, .
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

A differing interpretation is found in the Post Tribulation Rapture.
.One of the most complete exegetical works on the meaning of the Book of Revelation was written by Emanuel Swedenborg called the Apocalypse Revealed, first published in two volumes in Amsterdam in 1766. A more current book, utilizing the literal method of interpretation, is "The Revelation Record" by Henry M. Morris.^ Ask yourself, which interpretation reveals a more meaningful Book of Revelation?
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The techno-organic virus, with which he long ago infected Cable, was revealed to be the means by which Apocalypse's spirit reconstituted itself.
  • Apocalypse (comic book character) - comicvine.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.comicvine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They are truly one of the most dangerous forms of The Virus in existence, beating out even the Flood in apocalypse potential.
  • Zombie Apocalypse - Television Tropes & Idioms 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

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Apocalypse (Greek: Ἀποκάλυψις -translit. APOKALYPSIS, literally: the lifting of the veil), is a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the mass of humankind. .In English, the word apocalypse now commonly refers to the end of the world.^ The prophecies of Saint Malachy on the Popes in Italian , in French and in English : An Irish Catholic bishop of the 12th century prophesied the (now imminent) end of the Roman Catholic Church.
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^ Sam Feb 22, 2008 at 3:31 pm Wow, several people have now told me about their end of the world zombie dreams, myself included.
  • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not Applicable Nov 22, 2008 at 3:47 am Rewrite of the first sentence: The 2012 Mayan Calendar End-Of-The-World date does not refer to Zombies.
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The current meaning may be an ellipsis of the phrase apokalupsis eschaton (apocalyptic eschatology), meaning "revelation of knowledge of the end of time".

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  • The year 1999, seventh month, [or simply "sept"] From the sky will come a great King of Terror.^ But the infection will continue to spread, infecting more people, meaning the crisis will not be over when the first batch of zombies come – it will take months or years for the disease to run its course.
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    To bring back to life the great King of the Mongols, Before and after Mars to reign by good luck.

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  • I believe in the premillenial, pre-tribulational coming of Christ for all of his church, and to summarize that, your first poll, do you believe Jesus coming the second time will be in the future, I would vote yes with the 59 percent and with Billy Graham and most evangelicals.^ You would have to worry all the time.
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Come on, you don’t really believe that do you?” .
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Also in the bible it says that you will have to have a mark on your hand or head to buy things such as food, water, ect… Then they believe that you will have a chip installed in your right hand.
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Every person should have their escape route planned. .I think everyone has an apocalypse fantasy, what would I do in the event of the end of the world, and we just basically - me and Nick - said what would we do, where would we head?^ I know some of you may think thats just random bs, but i mean if the world will end 2012, what concerns me is this is the year i graduate highschool.
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because if they tell their friends and they tell their friends than before you know it everyone would end up at your base.
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Sorry I just think getting stoned with Clinton as a zombie would rule, Bush would also be kool to smoke with and Gates…….
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

  • It's more a symptom of increasing class and income differentiation. The ultra-rich may be feeding roses and champagne to their racehorses, but that doesn't mean we're on the brink of an apocalypse.
  • I've heard people speculate that the growing American vogue for murder-suicides in the workplace has a certain tinge of the apocalypse. .
  • Let us pardon him his hope of a vain apocalypse, and of a second coming in great triumph upon the clouds of heaven.^ And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: .
    • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lets hope I can at least finish the screen play for Night of the Living Shred before the zombie apocalypse, amIrite?
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.
    • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Perhaps these were the errors of others rather than his own; and if it be true that he himself shared the general illusion, what matters it, since his dream rendered him strong against death, and sustained him in a struggle to which he might otherwise have been unequal?^ Perhaps we’re not having these dreams because a zombie outbreak is going to happen, but rather a zombie outbreak is going to happen because we are all having these dreams and concentrating on this subject.
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mind you since then I rarely remember my dreams, which worries and saddens me, and I do not believe I have dreamt anything particularly prophetic whether to my personal future or that of others.
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Idol worship is the worship of something other than the true God, so the act of following leaders other than the Word of God is, indeed, a form of idol worship.  .
    • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

  • We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if, instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys, middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys. .
  • Wild, dark times are rumbling toward us, and the prophet who wishes to write a new apocalypse will have to invent entirely new beasts, and beasts so terrible that the ancient animal symbols of Saint John will seem like cooing doves and cupids in comp.^ Who or what is the "Beast" of the Apocalypse, according to this interpretation?
    • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
    • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If it helps their voices seemed disturbed like they were the only ones who were worried and knew it what was happening.
    • 2012 and the Zombie Apocalypse | Undead Report 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.undeadreport.com [Source type: Original source]

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Apocalypse
by Emily Dickinson

[63]
I'm wife ;  I've finished that,
That other state ;
I'm Czar, I'm woman now :
It's safer so.

How odd the girl's life looks
Behind this soft eclipse !
.I think that earth seems so
To those in heaven now.
^ All wild and overgrown now, but for about five miles you'd think that heaven just fell on the earth in the form of gardenias...
  • Apocalypse Now - Wikiquote 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But that does NOT seem to be what Sheets thinks he's getting right now.
  • GoatRiders of the Apocalypse 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.goatriders.org [Source type: General]



This being comfort, then
That other kind was pain ;
But why compare ?
I'm wife !  stop there !


Poetry by Emily Dickinson (edit list):
By alphabet: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, Y.
By number 1-99, 100-199, 200-299, 300-399, 400-499, 500-599, 600-699, 700-799, 800-899, 900-999, 1000-1099, 1100-1199, 1200-1299, 1300-1399, 1400-1499, 1500-1599, 1600-1699, 1700-1775.

1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

.'APOCALYPSE (Gr. 6,7roK6,X4cs, disclosure), a term applied to the disclosure to certain privileged persons of something hidden from the mass of men.^ Certain Personal Information associated with a Posting may be intended for disclosure (" Posting Information "), such as username.
  • Apocalypse Pooh | SPIKE 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

The Greek root corresponds in the Septuagint to the Heb.
galah, to reveal. .The last book of the New Testament bears in Greek the title 'A1roKfXv,cs
Iceavvov, and is frequently referred to as the Apocalypse of John, but in the English Bible it appears as the Revelation of St John the Divine (see Revelation).^ Apocalypse was meant for hope and support to Christians when John wrote it at the end of the first century, but it is also meant for the last days.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Last year Topps released a new card series titled Hollywood Zombies which features parodies of celebrities as flesh eating zombies.
  • Zombie Apocalypse - Television Tropes & Idioms 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ (As far as I can see, the New Testament itself offers no strong political theory based on this revelation either.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

.Earlier among the hellenistic Jews the term was used of a number of writings which depicted in a prophetic and parabolic way the end or future state of the world (e.g.^ PM xtkbilly this would be the best way for the world to end.
  • 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen | Cracked.com 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the modern world, victims have learned, he writes, to game the mechanism, i.e., to use Christian concern for victims against Christians, and thereby position themselves for excercise of power and violence.
  • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Old Testament prophet Daniel uses the term "Beast" to describe an empire that dominates the world.
  • APOCALYPSE: The Historicist Interpretation 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC historicist.tripod.com [Source type: Original source]

Apocalypse of Baruch), the whole class is now commonly known as Apocalyptic Literature.


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Etymology

Pronunciation

  • UK IPA: [əˈpɒkəlɪps]
  • US IPA: [əˈpɑkəlɪps]
  • SAMPA: /@"pQk@lIps/
    Hyphenation: a‧poc‧a‧lypse

Proper noun

Singular
Apocalypse
Apocalypse (plural Apocalypses)
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  1. (countable) (Biblical) The written account of a revelation of hidden things given by God to a chosen prophet.^ The Revelation of Jesus Christ , which God gave to Him, and showed unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass, and signified it.
    • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Of course, the difference here is that anthropology outside of the biblical text is not guaranteed to have the "written hand of God" behind it.
    • On War and Apocalypse | First Things 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.firstthings.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The hidden manna is immortality ; the white gem is adoption to be the son of God ; the new name written on the stone is Christian .
    • CHURCH FATHERS: Commentary on the Apocalypse (Victorinus) 19 January 2010 9:52 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: Original source]

    Apocalypses of Adam and Abraham (Epiphanius) and of Elias (Jerome) are also mentioned.

Translations

See also


Bible wiki

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the Greek name of the Book of Revelation.
This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.
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Simple English

An Apocalypse is when someone finds out about something that has been hidden from most people. It comes from the Greek word, Apokálypsis, which means lifting of the veil, or finding out something secret. Often this secret is discovered in a dream or a vision.

Today the word is used to describe Armageddon or the end of the world. This might have come from the words, apokalupsis eschaton, meaning all the secrets will be discovered "at the end of the æon, or age". In Christianity The Apocalypse of John is the Book of Revelation, the last book of the Bible. It describes the end of the world, and the return of Jesus Christ.


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