An apocalypse is a disclosure or revelation of great knowledge. In religious and occult concepts, an apocalypse usually discloses something very important that was hidden or provides what Bart Ehrman has termed, "A vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities". Historically, the term has a heavy religious connotation as commonly seen in the prophetic revelations of eschatology obtained through dreams or spiritual visions. It is thought by many Christians that the biblical Book of Revelation depicts as an "apocalypse" the complete and final destruction of the world. However, there is also another interpretation of the Book of Revelation in which the events predicted are said to refer to the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70 by the Roman armies of Titus. This second view is known as the Preterist view of eschatology.
L’Apocalypse ou Apocalypse de Jean ou encore Livre de la Révélation, également appelé Révélation de Jésus-Christ suivant les premiers mots du texte, est le dernier livre du Nouveau Testament.