A – Alpha

EASTON’S BIBLE DICTIONARY (1897 EDITION)

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A – Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, as Omega is the last.

These letters occur in the text of Rev. 1:8,11; 21:6; 22:13, and are represented by “Alpha” and “Omega” respectively (omitted in R.V., 1:11).

They mean “the first and last.” (Comp. Heb. 12:2; Isa. 41:4; 44:6; Rev. 1:11,17; 2:8.)

In the symbols of the early Christian Church these two letters are frequently combined with the cross or with Christ’s monogram to denote his divinity.

Noah Moses

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