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Ancient of Days
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days (עַתִּיק יֽוֹמַיָּ֔א‎, attiq yomayya'). A title for God in the book of Daniel (Dan 7:9; 7:13; 7:22).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days. Name of God used by Daniel to describe God as judge (Dn 7:9, 13, 22).See God, Names of.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ancient of Days, Ancient One
ANCIENT OF DAYS*, ANCIENT ONE Name of God used by Daniel to describe God as judge (Dn 7:9, 13, 22). See God, Names of.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ancient One
Ancient One, an appellation for God used three times in the nrsv in the account of Daniel’s eschatological vision of four beasts (7:9, 13, 22). In many other English versions (e.g., kjv, niv), it is translated “Ancient of Days.” The expression in Aramaic literally means “advanced in days,” but it is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ancient of Days
ANCIENT OF DAYS. This expression appears only three times, all in Aramaic, in Dan 7:9, 13, 22. Though the second and third appearances are properly translated with the article as “the Ancient of Days,” this is only by way of identifying the person so designated with that of v. 9 where there should be
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ancient of Days
Ancient of DaysAram. ʿattɩ̂q yômɩ̂n appears in the “throne vision” of Dan. 7:9–14, after the initial appearance of the four great beasts who rise from the sea (cf. 7:22). Such a term in reference to God, presumably the referent here, is unprecedented in the Hebrew texts, although associations with
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days (Aram. ˓attîq yômîn).* A title of God in Daniel’s vision of the divine judgment (Dan. 7:9, 13, 22), based in part on the biblical view of God’s eternal existence (cf. Ps. 9:7; 29:10; 90:2). The imagery depicts God as the divine judge presiding over the heavenly council (cf.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Ancient of Days
ANCIENT OF DAYSI. In a throne vision with mythological traits, God is depicted as the ʿattîq yômîn/yômayyāʾ, traditionally rendered as ‘the Ancient of Days’ (Dan 7:9, 13, 22). The expression is to be interpreted as a construct chain expressing a genetivus partitivus. The basic meaning of the common
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Ancient of Days
Ancient of Days. A designation of Yahweh found in Dan. 7:9, 13, and 22. The expression in the original Aramaic יוֹם הַכִּפֻּרִים means literally ‘one aged in days’ and apparently described the Deity under the figure of an old man.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ancient of Days
ANCIENT OF DAYS (Aram. “advanced in days”). An expression applied to Jehovah in a vision of Daniel (7:9, 13, 22). “When Daniel represents the true God as an aged man, he does so not in contrast with the recent gods of the heathen which Antiochus Epiphanes wished to introduce, or specially with reference
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ancient of Days
Ancient of Daysan expression applied to Jehovah three times in the vision of Daniel (7:9, 13, 22) in the sense of eternal. In contrast with all earthly kings, his days are past reckoning.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ancient of Days
Ancient of DaysAncient of Days, an expression used three times (Dan. 7:9, 13, 22) to designate the divine judge in Daniel’s eschatological vision of the four beasts. The expression in Aramaic literally means ‘advanced in days’ but is not intended to suggest that God ages. Instead, it conveys the qualities
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