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Moment of revelation

Posted by Woodchuck on December 11, 2002

In Reply to: Moment of revelation posted by TheFallen on December 11, 2002

: : Saul, en route to Damasacus, gets waylaid by an angel and converted to Christianity (he becomes Paul). In English, when someone has a similar revelation or moment of blinding truth, we say s/he has had a ???(something related to the Saul story).

: : Thanks

: We say that the scales have fallen from his/her eyes.

That's a little later in Acts 22 when Ananias baptizes Paul and his sight is _restored_.

The phrases related to the blinding revelation are 'to see the light' or 'be blinded by the light' or 'have a Damascus-experience.'

We also get a 'voice crying out in the wilderness' from the conversion of Saul/Paul.