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Alpha and omega are the first and last letters of the Ionic Greek alphabet. "I am the alpha and the omega" is an appellation of Jesus (or God and Jesus) in the "Book of Revelation" (1:8, 21:6, and 22:13) and is generally interpreted to mean that he (or they) are eternal. The letters are often used as a Christian visual symbol, often hanging from the arms of the cross in Early Christian art. They are often shown to the left and right of Jesus' head, sometimes within his halo. Similarly, in the Qur'an (57:3) gives al'Awwal and al'Akhir ("The First" and "The Last") as two of Allah's names. In Rabbinic literature, "emet" (truth), one of the names of God, has been interpreted as consisting of the first, middle, and final letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
Thank you , I've forgotten about this painting ! It's an oldie !💀
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