At its root, being derived from a Greek word meaning “unveiling,” apocalypse refers to a revelation of a divine or previously unseen reality. Some ancient Jewish and Christian literature used the term to describe destruction or cataclysm. Paul describes his encounter with Jesus Christ as an apocalypse (“revelation”) and in Christian tradition the term came to describe the second coming of Jesus in judgment and triumph.

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