(from Church Latin apocalypsis, revelation, from Greek apokalyptein, uncover, disclose, reveal)

(With capital initial.) The 'revelation' of the future granted to St. John in the isle of Patmos. The book of the New Testament in which this is recorded. (OED)

1. "Generally, in an apocalypse, the things that are revealed have to do with the end of days with what will happen at the end of time and the end of the world." — e.g. The book of Daniel.
(The Jewish Gospels, Boyarin, 31)
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