Definition of apocalypse:
- Anything viewed as a revelation; a disclosure.
- One of a numerous class of writings proceeding from Jewish authors between 250 b. c. and 150 a. d., and designed to propagate the Jewish faith or to cheer the hearts of the Jewish people with the promise of deliverance and glory; or proceeding from Christian authors of the opening centuries and designed to portray the future.
- The revelation delivered to St. John, in the isle of Patmos, near the close of the first century, forming the last book of the New Testament.
divine revelation, revealing, passing, close, revelation, completion, cataclysm, end, ending, act of God, violence, expiry, Book of Revelations, withdrawal, EXPOS, closure, natural disaster, tragedy, eye opener, show, disaster, geohazard, state of emergency, finish, calamity, conclusion, catastrophe.
- biblical revelation (part of speech: noun)
- ruin (part of speech: noun)
- discovery (part of speech: noun)
It is said that the scenes from the Apocalypse which he made in one of those chapels were suggested by Dante, as also perchance were some of the much- admired works at Assisi, of which I have already spoken at length; and although Dante was dead at this time, it is possible that they had talked over these things, as friends frequently do.- "The Lives of the Painters, Sculptors & Architects, Volume 1 (of 8)", Giorgio Vasari.
- "The Makers and Teachers of Judaism", Charles Foster Kent.
- "The Canon of the Bible", Samuel Davidson.