- 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
Synonyms for revelation
Related Words for revelationalapocalyptic, fateful, oracular, portentous, predictive, prescient, prophetic, revelational, revelatory
Examples from the Web for revelational
Historical Examples of revelational
This fact proves quite conclusively that revelational impressions are not exceptions to the general rule.The Mystery of Space
Robert T. Browne
- 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
Word Origin for revelation
c.1300, "disclosure of information to man by a divine or supernatural agency," from Old French revelacion and directly from Latin revelationem (nominative revelatio), noun of action from past participle stem of revelare "unveil, uncover, lay bare" (see reveal). General meaning "disclosure of facts" is attested from late 14c.; meaning "striking disclosure" is from 1862. As the name of the last book of the New Testament (Revelation of St. John), it is first attested late 14c. (see apocalypse); as simply Revelations, it is first recorded 1690s.