9.0.2 The BOOK of REVELATION is an example of a literary genre called Biblical Apocalyptic.

The Literary Genre of

The BOOK of REVELATION.

The BOOK of REVELATION

is an outstanding example

of a literary genre

called

Biblical Apocalyptic.

The Greek word, “apocalypsis”

conveys the idea of

the removal of a veil,

so that something once hidden

is now revealed.

There is, then,

a sense in which one might say

that all Scripture is “apocalyptic,”

because in all Scripture

there is an “Unveiling”

of Special God-Given Truths

that sinful man

could not otherwise know,

or understand,

or enjoy.

However, as a general rule,

Students of God ( theologians )

use this word

“apocalyptic,”

far more narrowly, as here in

THE BOOK of REVELATION

where there is a Specific

“WORD” FROM GOD,

in the BIBLE PASSAGE,

where

GOD HIMSELF

SAYS that HE HAS

“SIGNIFIED”

and is therefore

COMMUNICATING to MANKIND,

BY WAY of

“SYMBOLS”

and

that ALMIGHTY GOD Has

GIVEN THE REVELATION

and Unveiling

of these Special God-Given Truths,

in THE BOOK of REVELATION,

SYMBOLICALLY

That is, Students of God

( “theologians”,

who “study God” )

use this word

“apocalyptic,”

to speak of a particular

“kind” of Scripture,

among all those hundred or so

various other

FIGURES of SPEECH

that have been defined

in our English language,

which

THE INVENTOR

of

COMMUNICATION

and “SPEECH”,

( as well as,

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,

and

EVERY OTHER LANGUAGE

and

EVERY THING ELSE ),

CHOSE to EMPLOY

while

GOD WROTE

HIS ETERNAL WORDS.

For interpreters such as these

“theologians”,

who are Day in and Day out,

Prayerful Students of God,

AS THE TRIUNE GODHEAD

WHO REVEALS HIMSELF,

in GOD’S ETERNAL WORD,

“Biblical Apocalyptic” Wording

may be defined

as a species of

Predictive Prophecy

in which

The Holy Spirit—

BY:

Using Visions and Symbols—

SIGNIFIES and REVEALS

Divine Truth

about

The Course, Character,

and

END

of THIS PRESENT WORLD

and

CONCLUSION

of

THE HISTORY of SALVATION.

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