A-Z: Common sayings from the Bible: Alpha and Omega


The first and last letters of the Greek alphabet, so the phrase refers to the beginning and end, the totality, of something (or, indeed, everything).


A name for God, the one who brings creation into being and who will bring the world to an end. The letters were widely used in early Christian art to signify Christ.

Bible References

Revelation 1:8; Revelation 21:6
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