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Category: Apocalypse

The Apocalyptic Literature

The name 'apocalyptic' literature comes from the Greek 'apokalypto' meaning 'to reveal.' It was a well-known literary genre among the Jews and Christians from about 200 B.C.E. to 200 A.D., a period leading up and including the New testament era. Apocalypse as a literary genre was a response to persecution and oppression, it flourished during the most difficult time in Jewish history.