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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apocalypse  \A*poc"a*lypse\,  n.  (Eccl.) 
  One  of  a  numerous  class  of  writings  proceeding  from  Jewish 
  authors  between  250  b.  c.  and  150  a.  d.,  and  designed  to 
  propagate  the  Jewish  faith  or  to  cheer  the  hearts  of  the 
  Jewish  people  with  the  promise  of  deliverance  and  glory;  or 
  proceeding  from  Christian  authors  of  the  opening  centuries 
  and  designed  to  portray  the  future. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apocalypse  \A*poc"a*lypse\,  n.  [L.  apocalypsis  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to 
  uncover,  to  disclose;  ?  from  +  ?  to  cover,  conceal:  cf  F. 
  apocalypse.] 
  1.  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.  Anything  viewed  as  a  revelation;  a  disclosure. 
 
  The  new  apocalypse  of  Nature.  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apocalypse 
  n  1:  a  cosmic  cataclysm  in  which  God  destroys  the  ruling  powers 
  of  evil 
  2:  revelations  of  Saint  John  the  Divine  in  the  New  Testament 
  [syn:  {Revelation},  {Apocalypse}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Apocalypse 
  the  Greek  name  of  the  Book  of  Revelation  (q.v.). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Apocalypse,  uncovering,  revelation 
 




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