apoc*a*lypse \ ə-ˈpä-kə-ˌlips \
before 12th century{ds||1|a|}
  • one of the Jewish and Christian writings of 200 b.c. to a.d. 150 marked by pseudonymity, symbolic imagery, and the expectation of an imminent cosmic cataclysm in which God destroys the ruling powers of evil and raises the righteous to life in a messianic kingdom
  • revelation
  • something viewed as a prophetic revelation


rev*e*la*tion \ ˌre-və-ˈlā-shən \
14th century{ds||1|a|}
  • an act of revealing or communicating divine truth
  • something that is revealed by God to humans
  • an act of revealing to view or making known

the apocalypse

the apocalypse \
  • the end or destruction of the world especially as described in the Christian Bible
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