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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary
#602 - ἀποκάλυψις
- laying bare, making naked
- a disclosure of truth, instruction
- concerning things before unknown
- used of events by which things or states or persons hitherto withdrawn from view are made visible to all
- manifestation, appearance
ἀπο-κάλυψις [κᾰ], εως, ἡ,
uncovering, of the head, Phld. Vit. p.38J.; disclosing, of hidden springs, Plu. Aem. 14: metaph., ἁμαρτίας Id. 2.7o f; revelation, esp. of divine mysteries, Romans 16:25, etc.; of persons, manifestation, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, etc.; title of the Apocalypse.
ἀπο -κάλυψις , -εως , ἡ
(< ἀποκαλύπτω ),
[in LXX: 1 Samuel 20:30 (H6172), Sirach 11:27; Sirach 22:22; Sirach 42:1 *;]
an uncovering, laying bare (Plut.). Metaph., a revealing, revelation: a disclosure of divine truth, or a manifestion from God: Luke 2:32 Romans 2:5; Romans 8:19; Romans 16:25, 1 Corinthians 1:7; 1 Corinthians 14:6; 1 Corinthians 14:26, 2 Corinthians 12:1; 2 Corinthians 12:7, Galatians 1:12; Galatians 2:2, Ephesians 1:17; Ephesians 3:3; 2 Thessalonians 1:7,1 Peter 1:7; 1 Peter 1:13; 1 Peter 4:13, Revelation 1:1.†
The Biblical history of ἀποκάλυψις along with the foregoing verb is discussed by Milligan Thess. p. 149 ff. Jerome’s assertion (Comm. in Galatians 1:12 ) that the word ";proprie Scripturarum est; a nullo sapientum saeculi apud Graecos usurpatum"; cannot, however, be substantiated, if only because of its occurrences in Plutarch, who, like the NT writers, drew from the common vocabulary of the time, see e.g. Mor. 70 F.
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