Definitions

This page includes definitions of words and phrases that are used on this site.

Amillennial – The word millennium comes from the Latin words mille (thousand) and annum (years) but the article “a” in Latin is a negation, so Amillennial means no 1,000 years. (Warren) According to Robert Van Kampen, Amillennial and post-millennial positions concerning the return of Christ are driven by an allegorical hermeneutic that depend more on what the reader thinks than what the writer wrote. (Van Kampen 36)

Eschatology – From the Greek words eschatos (last) and logy (study). Eschatology is the study of ‘last things’ like the end of the world.

Millennial – The word millennium comes from the Latin words mille (thousand) and annum (years). The millennium is the one thousand years that Christ will reign on earth according to the beliefs of some.

Rapture – The word rapture comes from the Latin word raptio, not from Greek. The word Rapture is not actually found in the scripture though many believe the concept is.

Works cited and consulted:

Warren, Tony. “What Does The Term Amillennial Mean?.” The Mountain Retreat. 12/28/1999. The Mountain Retreat. 22 Jul 2008 <http://members.aol.com/twarren20/amillenn.html&gt;.

Van Kampen, Robert. The Rapture Question Answered plain & simple. Grand Rapids: Fleming H. Revell, 1997.

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