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Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, as Omega is the last. These letters occur in the text of Revelation 1:8,11 ; 21:6 ; 22:13 , and are represented by "Alpha" and "Omega" respectively (omitted in RSV, 1:11). They mean "the first and last." (Compare Hebrews 12:2 ; Isaiah 41:4 ; 44:6 ; Revelation 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.

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'A'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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