Epiphany is a related term of theophany. Manifestation of God that is tangible to the human senses. This is the fourth part in a series on how the Bible is all about Jesus. 'Theophania', (Theos - God; phaneia - manifestation) means in literal translation, "Manifestation of God". "Theophany is a Greek word. Jesus as the eternally existing Son of God, the second member of the Trinity, is You see how the prophets talk with God. Theophany, Christophany, means the way in which you perceive God. In its most restrictive sense, it is a visible appearance of God in the Old Testament period often, but not always, in human form. That happens in the Bible many times. Some would also include in this term Christophanies (preincarnate appearances of Christ) and angelophanies (appearances of angels). Theophany definition, a manifestation or appearance of God or a god to a person. See more. Theophany. As nouns the difference between epiphany and theophany is that epiphany is a manifestation or appearance of a divine or superhuman being while theophany is a manifestation of a deity to a man. Moses saw God face to face, but when people read that he went to the Mount of Sinai and saw God face to face, they think that it was physically.