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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
2. Religious Doctrines

985. Revelation. [Biblical.]

   NOUN:REVELATION, inspiration, afflatus [L.]; theophany, theopneusty.
  THE BIBLE, the Book, the Book of Books, the Good Book, the Word, the Word of God, Scripture, the Scriptures, Holy Writ, Holy Scriptures, inspired writings, Gospel.
  OLD TESTAMENT, Septuagint, Vulgate, Pentateuch; Octateuch; the Law, the Jewish Law; the Prophets; major -, minor- Prophets; Hagiographa, Hierog- rapha; Apocrypha.
  NEW TESTAMENT; Gospels, Evangelists, Synoptic Gospels, Acts, Epistles, Apocalypse, Revelation; Good Tidings, Glad Tidings.
  [HEBREW] Talmud, Mishna, Gemara; Masora or Masorah.
  INSPIRED WRITERS, inspired penmen; prophet (seer) [See Oracle]; evangelist, apostle, disciple, saint; the Fathers, the Apostolic Fathers; Holy Men of old.
   ADJECTIVE:SCRIPTURAL, biblical, sacred, prophetic; evangelical, evangelistic, apostolic, apostolical; inspired, theopneustic, theopneusted [rare], apocalyptic, revealed; ecclesiastical, canonical, textuary; Talmudic.
  1. Out from the heart of nature rolled The burdens of the Bible old.—Emerson
  2. The word unto the prophet spoken Was writ on tables yet unbroken.—Lincoln
  3. Within that awfu volume lies The mystery of mysteries!—Scott
  4. A glory gilds the sacred page, Majestic like the sun, It gives a light to every age, It gives but borrows none.—Cowper