“Alpha and the Omega: The first and the Last”
Question: What does it mean’ I am the Alpha and the Omega? Also, what is the original language the Bible was written?
Answer: In the Book of Revelation 1:8; Jesus said that He is the “Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty”. Can I get a ‘hallelujah? In other words, the Alpha and the Omega is the ‘First and the Last’. The world started with God (the beginning) and it will end with God. The word ‘Alpha – á, Omega – &!’ are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet.
Under the Doctrine of the Scriptures (Bibliology) teaches that the Bible was originally written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. As a matter of fact these three languages are still spoken throughout the world today. If you study the scriptures, allowing the Holy Ghost to lead, you can see all three original languages used. (1) Hebrew. All most all of the 39 books of the Old Testament were written in Hebrew. Block like letters were written in capital letters without added vowels, such as YHWH – which is YAHWEH. (2) Aramaic.
When Jesus was dying on the cross He spoke Aramaic: Matthew 27:46;” Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” (3) Greek. Although Jesus spoke in Aramaic the New Testament was written in Greek. Koine Greek was the main language at that time. One writer said that” the hand of God can be seen because Greek was the universal language (Roman Empire) and this made possible the spread of the Gospel throughout the world”.
Reverend Deal is the senior pastor of Every Christian Church of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
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