Revelation - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G602, apokalupsis ]
an uncovering" (akin to apokalupto; See above), "is used in the NT of
(a) the drawing away by Christ of the veil of darkness covering the Gentiles, Luke 2:32; cp. Isaiah 25:7;
(b) 'the mystery,' the purpose of God in this age, Romans 16:25; Ephesians 3:3;
(c) the communication of the knowledge of God to the soul, Ephesians 1:17;
(d) an expression of the mind of God for the instruction of the church, 1 Corinthians 14:6, 1 Corinthians 14:26, for the instruction of the Apostle Paul, 2 Corinthians 12:1, 2 Corinthians 12:7; Galatians 1:12, and for his guidance, Galatians 2:2;
(e) the Lord Jesus Christ, to the saints at His Parousia, 1 Corinthians 1:7, RV (AV, 'coming'); 1 Peter 1:7, RV (AV, 'appearing'), 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 4:13;
(f) the Lord Jesus Christ when He comes to dispense the judgments of God, 2 Thessalonians 1:7; cp. Romans 2:5;
(g) the saints, to the creation, in association with Christ in His glorious reign, Romans 8:19, RV, 'revealing' (AV, 'manifestation');
(h) the symbolic forecast of the final judgments of God, Revelation 1:1 (hence the Greek title of the book, transliterated 'Apocalypse' and translated 'Revelation')." * [* From Notes on Thessalonians, by Hogg and Vine, pp. 228, 229.] See APPEARING, COMING, LIGHTEN, B, Note, MANIFESTATION.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words