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  1. Jan 02,  · Answer: The word “apocalypse” comes from the Greek word apocalupsis which means “revealing, disclosure, to take off the cover.” The book of Revelation is sometimes referred to as the “Apocalypse of John” because it is God’s revealing of the end times to the apostle John.
  2. historical usage of apocalypse Apocalypse comes from Greek apokálypsis “uncovering,” a derivative of the verb apokalýptein “to take the cover off,” a compound whose first element is the preposition and prefix apó, apo- “off, away.”.
  3. Apocalyptic literature, literary genre that foretells supernaturally inspired cataclysmic events that will transpire at the end of the world. A product of the Judeo-Christian tradition, apocalyptic literature is characteristically pseudonymous; it takes narrative form, employs esoteric language, expresses a pessimistic view of the present, and treats the final events as imminent.
  4. Aug 15,  · In “Apocalypse ’45,” we see images of World War II — the last six months of it, when our forces were engaged in a grisly death-throes battle with the Japanese in the Pacific — that are more.
  5. “We are in the zombie apocalypse,” declared Lorrie Moore in an April print edition. “So we are all social-distancing; that is, pretending to have died, lying very still.” Aside from the.
  6. a·poc·a·lypse (ə-pŏk′ə-lĭps′) n. 1. a. Apocalypse Abbr. Apoc. Bible The Book of Revelation. b. Any of a number of anonymous Jewish or Christian texts from around the second century bc to the second century ad containing prophetic or symbolic visions, especially of the imminent destruction of the world and the salvation of the righteous. 2. a.
  7. 2. any of a class of Jewish or Christian writings of c b.c. to a.d. that were assumed to make revelations of the ultimate divine purpose. 3. a prophetic revelation, esp. concerning a cataclysm in which the forces of good triumph over the forces of evil. 4. any revelation or prophecy. 5. any universal or widespread destruction or disaster.
  8. Aug 14,  · Footage from “Apocalypse ‘45” shows Japanese dive bombers attacking the USS Franklin in the Pacific during World War II, March 19, Author: Paul Guggenheimer.
  9. Jan 01,  · One of a cluster of lates films about the Vietnam War, Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now adapts the Joseph Conrad novella Heart of Darkness to depict the war as a descent into primal madness%.

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