Definition of revelation
- God's disclosure of Himself and His will to His creatures.
- an instance of such communication or disclosure.
- something thus communicated or disclosed.
- something that contains such disclosure, as the Bible.
Origin of revelation
OTHER WORDS FROM revelationrev·e·la·tion·al, adjectivenon·rev·e·la·tion, nounpre·rev·e·la·tion, nounun·rev·e·la·tion·al, adjective
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How to use revelation in a sentence
That revelation spooked investors, who sent the shares crashing down by more than one-third over a two-day stretch.The year’s hottest e-commerce stock is up more than 1,500%. Its founder cashed out before the rally|Bernhard Warner|August 18, 2020|Fortune
The revelation of Ikhrata’s March donation to Lawson-Remer comes the same week that he’s unveiling his new, 50-year plan for the future of transportation in the county.
The single most important lesson from these revelations is that companies that trade in personal data cannot be trusted to store and manage it.The EU is launching a market for personal data. Here’s what that means for privacy.|Amy Nordrum|August 11, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The plate showed what was then called the Andromeda nebula, but Hubble’s new distance measurement led to the universe-altering revelation that the nebula was, in fact, the Andromeda galaxy, and that countless other galaxies existed beyond our own.
The news about what went wrong with the deal has been a slow drip of revelations over the last year.Morning Report: How the City Came to Lease a Lemon|Voice of San Diego|August 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
There was the empathetic way she dealt with the revelation that Mrs. Baxter is a former criminal.‘Downton Abbey’ Review: A Fire, Some Sex, and Sad, Sad Edith|Kevin Fallon|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The revelation that, at age 42, Ben Affleck has one hell of an ass.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was also the most shocking revelation of 2014: Beyoncé Knowles is not perfect.Butts, Brawls, and Bill Cosby: The Biggest Celebrity Scandals of 2014 |Kevin Fallon|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Quite why anyone is as shocked and surprised by this “revelation” as some are claiming, is beyond me.Meet Zoella—The Newbie Author Whose Book Sales Topped J.K. Rowling|Lucy Scholes|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, he adds, God promises in Revelation 11:18 that “I will destroy those who destroy the Earth.”
The supernaturalist alleges that religion was revealed to man by God, and that the form of this revelation is a sacred book.
Each religion claims that its own Bible is the direct revelation of God, and is the only true Bible teaching the only true faith.
Is the Bible revelation so clear and explicit that no difference of opinion as to its meaning is possible?
He knew that the whole fabric of crime was due to the human reading of His "revelation" to man.
The recognition did not lessen the reality, the poignancy of the revelation by any suggestion or promise of instability.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for revelation (1 of 2)
- God's disclosure of his own nature and his purpose for mankind, esp through the words of human intermediaries
- something in which such a divine disclosure is contained, such as the Bible