Light of revelation

Simeon used the phrase Light of revelation as a name of Jesus (Yeshua‘) when he met and blessed the baby Jesus in the temple. His poetic and prophetic blessing drew from the prophets. Isaiah had prophesied that the Servant of the Lord would be a light to the nations (Isa. 42:6, 49:6). Jesus came as that light, shining beyond His own nation, Israel. He brought freedom to captives and salvation throughout the world.

Although Isaiah’s prophecy does not include the word “revelation” in the Hebrew or in the Greek translation, any light from God brings revelation.

Photograph of the name that Simeon gave to Jesus, the Light of revelation to the Gentiles in the Greek of Luke 2:32

Light of revelation to the Gentiles in the Greek of Luke 2:32

Light of Revelation in Greek:

Phōs eis apokalypsin

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 5457, 602

Bible reference: Luke 2:32

The elder Simeon used beautiful words about Jesus. He called Him,

A Light of revelation to the Gentiles,
And the glory of Your people
Israel. (Luke 2:32)

KJV has “a light to lighten the Gentiles.”

In Isaiah, a prophetic messianic name of Jesus is light to (or of) the nations. Jesus is also the True Light, the Light of the world.

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