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Apocalyptic Literature

APOCALYPTIC LITERATURE. A type of Jewish and Christian religious writing that developed between the testaments and had it roots in OT prophecy. The word apocalyptic, derived from the Greek word apokalypsis, means “revelation” or “unveiling,” and is applied to these writings because they contain alleged revelation of the secret purposes of God, the end of the world, and the establishment of God’s kingdom on earth. The same Greek word is translated “revelation” in Rev.1.1.