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ALPHA and OMEGA (A and f ), the first and last let ters of the Greek alphabet (Rev. i. 8, xxi. 6, xxii. 13) . The Speaker never claims to combine in Himself all and every power. So in Rabbinic writers the word Emeth (Truth, nctf), which is composed of the first, middle and last letters of the Hebrew alpha bet, is the seal of God.