(from Church Latin apocalypsis, revelation, from Greek apokalyptein, uncover, disclose, reveal)
The 'revelation' of the future that was granted to St. John on the isle of Patmos.
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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