Bible Prophecy Research
Title: Alpha and Omega
Submitted by:
Date: May 30, 1998
URL: //

Alpha and Omega

"I the LORD, the first, and with the last, I am he"--Isaiah 41:4

"Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God"--Isaiah 44:6

"Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last"--Isaiah 48:12

Alpha is used by the Jews for the chief of persons or things; 'Macmas and Mezonicha [names of places] are "Alpha for fine flour"'; that is, the best fine flour is there, they are the chief places for it...these letters...being the  first and the last in the alphabet, may stand for the whole; and it seems to  be a proverbial expression taken from the Jews, who use the phrase, from Aleph to Tau, for the whole of any thing... [Jesus] stands in the first verse  of Genesis, and in the last of the Revelation.

The New John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible


BPR Home | Research Files | Jewish Calendar | BPR Reference Guide | Online Books | Search | About Us

Please be advised that this domain ( does not endorse 100 per cent any link contained herein. This forum is for the dissemination of pertinent information on an end-times biblical theme which includes many disturbing, unethical, immoral, etc. topics and should be viewed with a mature, discerning eye.

privacy policy