Apocalyptic Prophecy

A category of prophetic pronouncement concerned with the eschatological hope in God’s blessing and vindication of the redeemed, and His righteous judgment of the wicked.  It often employs hyperbolic cosmic imagery (e.g., darkening sun, blood-red moon, stars falling from the sky, foreboding clouds) and fantasy imagery (e.g., red dragons with seven heads, locusts with human faces, leopards with bear’s feet and lion’s teeth) to invest earthly, historical, sociopolitical events with their full theological and eternal significance.


See also related “Topic Studies & Terms”:

Symbolic Language in Prophecy

Sun, Moon, Stars

Sons of the Kingdom Cast Out (Old Covenant Israel)



For a more in-depth study see the related full “Study Series”:

Study Series 5 Being a Hebrew…Audience Relevance

Study Series 5b Hebraic Language Symbolism