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Meaning of REVELATION

Pronunciation:  `revu'leyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
  2. [n]  the revelations of Saint John the Divine in the New Testament
  3. [n]  communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
  4. [n]  the speech act of making something evident
 

REVELATION is a 10 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: Apocalypse, Book of Revelations, disclosure, revealing
 
 See Also: book, brainstorm, brainwave, discovery, display, divulgement, divulgence, exposure, giveaway, informing, insight, leak, making known, New Testament, ratting, singing, speech act, tattle, telling

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rev`e*la"tion\, n. [F. r['e]v['e]lation, 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.    --Eph. iii. 3.

4. Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon,
   containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse.

 
Dream Dictionary
 
 Definition: Dreaming that you are having a bright and pleasant revelation means a positive outlook in business and/or love. Dreaming that you are having a gloomy revelation means you will be met with a lot of discouraging obstacles.
 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

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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