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Definition of Revelation

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act of showing, act of displaying; disclosure, divulgence; epiphany, sudden realization; divulgence of God's will to humans (Theology)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.
  
(n.)
The act of revealing divine truth.
  
(n.)
That which is revealed.
  
(n.)
That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible.
  
(n.)
Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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revelation
\rev`e*la"tion\ (?), n. [f. révélation, 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. iii. 3.
4. specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of st. john; the apocalypse.
revelation
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]


revelation
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.


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 revelation of christ 
 revelation, book of 
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A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Dadguddiad = n. revelation
The Devil's Dictionary
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 nothing.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
1.something that is revealed; especially: an enlightening or astonishing disclosure (shocking revelations)
2. Divine communication of truth.
3.Revelations of Saint John the Divine in the New Testament (The Apocalypse)
4.a pleasant often enlightening surprise(her talent was a revelation)
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John the apostle
(synonym) Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse, Book of Revelation
(hypernym) book
(part-holonym) New Testament
(derivation) reveal
(class) Four Horsemen

Noun
1. the speech act of making something evident
(synonym) disclosure, revealing
(hypernym) speech act
(hyponym) tattle, singing, telling
(derivation) reveal, display, show
2. an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
(hypernym) insight, brainstorm, brainwave
(derivation) disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let out
3. communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
(hypernym) informing, making known
(derivation) reveal
Revelation Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of a revelation, if it be of a pleasant nature, you may expect a bright outlook, either in business or love; but if the revelation be gloomy you will have many discouraging features to overcome.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Revelation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In religion and theology, revelation is the revealing or disclosing of some form of truth or knowledge through communication with a deity or other supernatural entity or entities.

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Revelation Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
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.
=The Apocalypse, the closing book and the only prophetical book of the New Testament canon. The author of this book was undoubtedly John the apostle. His name occurs four times in the book itself (1:1, 4, 9; 22:8), and there is every reason to conclude that the "John" here mentioned was the apostle. In a manuscript of about the twelfth century he is called "John the divine," but no reason can be assigned for this appellation. The date of the writing of this book has generally been fixed at A.D. 96, in the reign of Domitian. There are some, however, who contend for an earlier date, A.D. 68 or 69, in the reign of Nero. Those who are in favour of the later date appeal to the testimony of the Christian father Irenaeus, who received information relative to this book from those who had seen John face to face. He says that the Apocalypse "was seen no long time ago." As to the relation between this book and the Gospel of John, it has been well observed that "the leading ideas of both are the same. The one gives us in a magnificent vision, the other in a great historic drama, the supreme conflict between good and evil and its issue. In both Jesus Christ is the central figure, whose victory through defeat is the issue of the conflict. In both the Jewish dispensation is the preparation for the gospel, and the warfare and triumph of the Christ is described in language saturated with the Old Testament. The difference of date will go a long way toward explaining the difference of style." Plummer's Gospel of St. John, Introd.
the second advent of Christ. Three different Greek words are used by the apostles to express this, (1) apokalupsis (1 Cor. 1;7; 2 Thess. 1:7; 1 Pet. 1:7, 13); (2) parousia (Matt. 24:3, 27; 1 Thess. 2:19; James 5:7, 8); (3) epiphaneia (1 Tim. 6:14; 2 Tim. 1:10; 4:1-8; Titus 2:13). There existed among Christians a wide expectation, founded on Matt. 24:29, 30, 34, of the speedy return of Christ. (See MILLENNIUM.)
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
uncovering, revelation
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About