Try out the new BibleStudyTools.com. Click here!

Ancient Of Days

ANCIENT OF DAYS

(`attiq yomin, = Aramaic):

On `attiq, see ANCIENT (4). The expression is used in reference to God in Daniel 7:9,13,22 and is not intended to suggest the existence of God from eternity. It was the venerable appearance of old age that was uppermost in the writer's mind. "What Daniel sees is not the eternal God Himself, but an aged man, in whose dignified and impressive form God reveals Himself (compare Ezekiel 1:26)" (Keil).


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ANCIENT OF DAYS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.