Ancient of Days

Ancient of Days

An expression used three times (Dan 7:9, Dan 7:13, Dan 7:22) to designate the divine judge in Daniel’s eschatological vision of the four beasts. The expression conveys the qualities of wisdom and venerability that one who is “advanced in days” would possess.

Dan 7:9

Judgment before the Ancient One
9As I watched,
thrones were set in place,
and an Ancient One took his throne,
his clothing was white as snow,
and the hair of hi ... View more

Dan 7:13

13As I watched in the night visions,
I saw one like a human being
coming with the clouds of heaven.
And he came to the Ancient One
and was presented before him.

Dan 7:22

22until the Ancient One came; then judgment was given for the holy ones of the Most High, and the time arrived when the holy ones gained possession of the kingd ... View more

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