Beginning and End

Like the mysterious priest, Melchizedek, Jesus (Yeshua‘) has no beginning of days or end of life (Heb 7:3). Instead, He is the source and consummation of everything, the Beginning and end. This is one of a group of names of God and Jesus that speak of their eternal nature.

Beginning and end pictured in the Greek text of Revelation 21:6. In this case, a name of God.

Beginning and end in the Greek text of Revelation 21:6.

Beginning and End in Greek:

Hē archē kai to telos

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 746, 5056

Bible references: Col. 1:18 (Beginning only); Rev. 1:8 (KJV and MSG only); 21:6 (God); 22:13 (Jesus)

Then He said to me, “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost. (Revelation 21:6)

Similar names for God occur. In the Old Testament God is called the first and the last. In the New Testament the names Alpha and the Omega, Beginning of the creation of God, and Him who has been from the beginning occur.

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