Rev·e·la·tion /ˌrɛvəˈleʃən/ 名詞
rev·e·la·tion /ˌrɛvəˈleʃən/ 名詞
揭露, 泄露, 發覺, 展示, 啟示。
1. The act of revealing, disclosing, or discovering to others what was before unknown to them.
2. That which is revealed.
3. Theol. (a) The act of revealing divine truth. (b) That which is revealed by God to man; esp., the Bible.
By revelation he made known unto me the mystery, as I wrote afore in few words. --Eph. iii. 3.
4. Specifically, the last book of the sacred canon, containing the prophecies of St. John; the Apocalypse or Book of Revelation or The Revelation of Saint John.
n 1: the speech act of making something evident [syn: disclosure,
2: an enlightening or astonishing disclosure
3: communication of knowledge to man by a divine or
4: the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary
descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and
evil and of the end of the world; attributed to Saint John
the apostle [syn: Revelation of Saint John the Divine, Apocalypse,
Book of Revelation]
an uncovering, a bringing to light of that which had been
previously wholly hidden or only obscurely seen. God has been
pleased in various ways and at different times (Heb. 1:1) to
make a supernatural revelation of himself and his purposes and
plans, which, under the guidance of his Spirit, has been
committed to writing. (See WORD OF GOD.) The
Scriptures are not merely the "record" of revelation; they are
the revelation itself in a written form, in order to the
accurate presevation and propagation of the truth.
Revelation and inspiration differ. Revelation is the
supernatural communication of truth to the mind; inspiration
(q.v.) secures to the teacher or writer infallibility in
communicating that truth to others. It renders its subject the
spokesman or prophet of God in such a sense that everything he
asserts to be true, whether fact or doctrine or moral principle,
is true, infallibly true.