Definition of Alpha and omega

1. Noun. The first and last; signifies God's eternity.

Generic synonyms: Eternity, Infinity

2. Noun. The basic meaning of something; the crucial part.
Generic synonyms: Crux, Crux Of The Matter

Definition of Alpha and omega

1. Noun. The first and last; the beginning and end. ¹

2. Noun. The first and last letters in the Greek alphabet, quotation: ¹

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Literary usage of Alpha and omega

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1. Sermons by Phillips Brooks (1903)
"I am Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last."—REV. mi. 13. WITH all the other deficiencies in our ordinary Christianity, ..."

2. The Ecclesiastical History of England and Normandy by Ordericus Vitalis, Guizot (François), Léopold Delisle (1853)
"... to persevere to the end, which, in truth, is endless, and to sing for ever, with the blessed above, devout praises to Him who is the Alpha and Omega. ..."

3. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"... which Columbus on his first voyage had named Cape Alpha and Omega as being 1 For an instance of 400 hostile Indians fleeing before a single armed ..."

4. The Works of President Edwards by Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd (1829)
"Alpha and Omega being the names of the first and the a trumpet, saying, I am Alpha and Omega, the first and the last letters of the Greek alphabet, ..."

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