Alpha Omega

alpha and omega

noun
1.
the beginning and the end. Rev. 1:8.
2.
the basic or essential element or elements: the alpha and omega of political reform.
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alpha and omega
 
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1.  the first and last, a phrase used in Revelation 1:8 to signify God's eternity
2.  the basic reason or meaning; most important part

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alpha and omega [(al-fuh; oh-may-guh, oh-meg-uh, oh-mee-guh)]

The beginning and the end. In the Greek alphabet, in which the New Testament was written, alpha is the first letter and omega is the last. In the Book of Revelation, God says, “I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last,” meaning that God remains from the beginning to the end of time.

alpha and omega [(al-fuh; oh-may-guh, oh-meg-uh, oh-mee-guh)]

The beginning and the end. In the New Testament Book of Revelation, God says, “I am Alpha and Omega,” meaning that he is the beginning and end of all things. In the Greek alphabet, alpha is the first letter and omega is the last.

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