Apocalyptic Language

This is a term that is used to describe de-creation language.  In other words, the words, taken literally, would demand that the very fabric of creation would be / will be destroyed.  However, apocalyptic language is the hyperbolic (exaggerated) manner of expression by the prophets to describe God’s intervention into history, not to end history.  The language is not intended to be taken literally.  See Psalms 18 as a good example, where David describes what God had done in the past to save him.  If the language were to be taken literally, then literal heaven and earth were destroyed when God saved David!

[Also see: Symbolic Language in Prophecyalso Sun, Moon, StarsalsoSons of the Kingdom Cast Out (Old Covenant Israel)alsoShaking]

[For a more in-depth study see eschatology “Study Series 5 Being a Hebrew…Audience Relevance”]

[For a more in-depth study see eschatology “Study Series 5b Hebraic Language Symbolism”]