the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary
We meet with this word, Revelation 1:8; Rev 1:11. and in two other chapters of the Revelations. It is the first letter in the Greek alphabet. And the Lord Jesus, in having graciously condescended to call himself by this name, hath made it very precious to the believer. Jesus is, indeed, the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the Author and Finisher of salvation, It should seem that the Lord intended by this name, and adding to it Omega also, to imply the comprehensiveness of his nature, and being, both the first and the last, to intimate his eternity. (See Isaiah 43:10)
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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Alpha'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​pmd/​a/alpha.html. London. 1828.