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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Revelation  \Rev`e*la"tion\,  n.  [F.  r['e]v['e]lation,  L. 
  revelatio.  See  {Reveal}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  revealing,  disclosing,  or  discovering  to  others 
  what  was  before  unknown  to  them 
  2.  That  which  is  revealed. 
  3.  (Theol.) 
  a  The  act  of  revealing  divine  truth. 
  b  That  which  is  revealed  by  God  to  man;  esp.,  the  Bible. 
  By  revelation  he  made  known  unto  me  the  mystery, 
  as  I  wrote  afore  in  few  words  --Eph.  iii.  3. 
  4.  Specifically,  the  last  book  of  the  sacred  canon, 
  containing  the  prophecies  of  St  John;  the  Apocalypse. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  making  something  evident  [syn:  {disclosure},  {revealing}] 
  2:  an  enlightening  or  astonishing  disclosure 
  3:  revelations  of  Saint  John  the  Divine  in  the  New  Testament 
  [syn:  {Revelation},  {Apocalypse}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  an  uncovering,  a  bringing  to  light  of  that  which  had  been 
  previously  wholly  hidden  or  only  obscurely  seen.  God  has  been 
  pleased  in  various  ways  and  at  different  times  (Heb.  1:1)  to 
  make  a  supernatural  revelation  of  himself  and  his  purposes  and 
  plans,  which  under  the  guidance  of  his  Spirit,  has  been 
  committed  to  writing.  (See  WORD  OF  {GOD}.)  The 
  Scriptures  are  not  merely  the  record"  of  revelation;  they  are 
  the  revelation  itself  in  a  written  form  in  order  to  the 
  accurate  presevation  and  propagation  of  the  truth. 
  Revelation  and  inspiration  differ.  Revelation  is  the 
  supernatural  communication  of  truth  to  the  mind;  inspiration 
  (q.v.)  secures  to  the  teacher  or  writer  infallibility  in 
  communicating  that  truth  to  others  It  renders  its  subject  the 
  spokesman  or  prophet  of  God  in  such  a  sense  that  everything  he 
  asserts  to  be  true,  whether  fact  or  doctrine  or  moral  principle, 
  is  true,  infallibly  true. 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REVELATION,  n.  A  famous  book  in  which  St  John  the  Divine  concealed 
  all  that  he  knew.  The  revealing  is  done  by  the  commentators,  who  know 

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