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Revelation 1


Today's chapter: Revelation 1

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APOCALYPSE NOW: The word 'apocalypse' is very often misused. For example, after some sort of natural disaster such as a tornado or flood, reporters often describe the scene as being apocalyptic. We associate this word with disasters because it's the first word of this final book of the Bible: Ἀποκάλυψις (Apokalypsis), which translates into English as 'a revelation.' An apocalypse can be either good or bad, and books of the Bible that reveal future events are classified as apocalyptic books (although, as we'll see, not all of the events that are revealed in this book will happen in the future. Some have already occured, and others are occurrin