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As with the English expression 'From A to Z' (which is similar to what 'first and last' is paired with in Revelation, i.e., 'I am Alpha and Omega'), it is a vague phrase. In Isaiah, it is related to time and in particular first generation to last (41:4), being the only real God (44:6), and God's relationship with Israel (48:12). It is an incomplete phrase in ...


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"First and Last" as title of Jehovah occurs three times in Isaiah. Isa 41:4 “Who has performed and accomplished it, Summoning the generations from the beginning? ‘I, the LORD, am the first, and with the last. I am He.’” Gill summarizes the intended meaning here about Jehovah's eternal unchanging nature as the idiom of "generations" ...


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