Summary: Apocalyptic eschatology is marked by the conviction that God will intervene decisively in the present evil age and vindicate his suffering elect over their oppressors.
The Apocalypse ; I will bring thee down, saith the LORD. Something disclosed, especially something not previously known or realized: disclosure, exposé, exposure, and revelation. Apocalyptic eschatology is marked by the conviction that God will intervene decisively in the present evil age and vindicate his suffering elect over their oppressors, raising the dead, consigning the wicked to eternal destruction, and establishing a new creation. In the Bible, apocalyptic elements are present in the books of Ezekiel, Isaiah, Joel, Zechariah, and Daniel. The collection known as the Pseudepigrapha [1. Spurious writings, especially writings falsely attributed to biblical characters or times.
2. A body of texts written between 200 b.c. and a.d. 200 and spuriously ascribed to various prophets and kings of Hebrew Scriptures. ETYMOLOGY: Greek, from neuter pl. of pseudepigraphos, falsely ascribed: pseud s, false; see pseudo–+ epigraphein, to inscribe (epi-, epi- + graphein, to write]
Contains a number of early Jewish apocalypses, including 1 Enoch, 4 Ezra, and 2 Baruch. In the New Testament the book of Revelation is often called the Apocalypse. ( pŏk´ lĭps), allegorical figures in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse; the rider on the white horse has many interpretations–one is that he represents Christ; [This view has its skeptics thou, for the rider on the white horse was Given a Crown, meaning that He had no power until after it was given to Him, as with the other three horsemen, the second point here is that whenever Jesus is mentioned, He is always mentioned having a Sword and never a bow. This is my interpretation of this.], the rider on the red horse is war; on the black horse is famine; and on the pale horse, death. The Apocalyptic nature of man has come from years of indecisiveness in the worshiping of the creature instead of the creator. The spiritual battle ground is Israel and especially Jerusalem, lets read; Tuesday, July 27, 2004 TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran will wipe Israel "off the face of the earth" if it dared to attack the Islamic republic’s nuclear facilities, a spokesman for Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying. "The United States is showing off by threatening to use its wild dog, Israel," the public relations head of the Revolutionary Guards, Commander Seyed Masood Jazayeri, was quoted as saying by the Iranian student news agency ISNA. Rev 6:2-8; And I saw, and behold a white Horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. Here we see that the writer John, stated that he saw a Great Sword, not just a sword. A great sword is to signify, great death was inevitable.