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Ancient of Days is a name for God in Aramaic (Atik Yomin); in the Greek Septuagint: (Palaios Hemeron); and in the Vulgate: (Antiquus Dierum). This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The Septuagint: A column of uncial text from 1 Esdras in the Codex Vaticanus, the basis of Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brentons Greek edition and English translation. ... The Vulgate Bible is an early 5th century version in Latin, partly revised and partly translated by Jerome on the orders of Pope Damasus I in 382. ...


The title "Ancient of Days" has been used as a source of inspiration in art and music, denoting the creator's aspects of eternity combined with perfection. See for example William Blake's painting entitled "The Ancient of Days". While in the popular mind, eternity often simply means existing for an infinite, i. ... For other uses, see Perfection (disambiguation). ...

William Blake's "The Ancient of Days".
William Blake's "The Ancient of Days".
The front entrance to the GE Building in New York City, adapted from Blake's work
The front entrance to the GE Building in New York City, adapted from Blake's work

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Download high resolution version (767x1092, 155 KB)William Blakes etching/watercolour Ancient of Days, public domain, from http://www. ... Download high resolution version (767x1092, 155 KB)William Blakes etching/watercolour Ancient of Days, public domain, from http://www. ... William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) was an English poet, visionary, painter, and printmaker. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1944 × 2592 pixel, file size: 1. ... GE Building at Rockefeller Center The GE Building at night Close-up against the night sky At night, from the ground View from Top of the Rock at dusk The GE Building is a slim gothic skyscraper and the focal point at the Rockefeller Center. ...

In Judaism

This term appears three times in the Bible in the book of Daniel (7:9, 13, 22), and is used in the sense of God being eternal. In contrast with all earthly kings, God's days are past reckoning. This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... For other uses, see Book of Daniel (disambiguation). ... Eternal can refer to: The British R&B group Eternal Eternals, the Marvel Comics characters created by Jack Kirby The eternity puzzle The concept of eternity The philosophical notion of the incorporeal, or immaterial realm. ...


See also The names of God in Judaism At the bottom of the hands, the two letters on each hand combine to form יהוה (YHWH), the name of God. ...


In Christianity

In Eastern Orthodox Christian hymns and icons, the Ancient of Days is sometimes identified with God the Father, and sometimes with God the Son, or Jesus Christ. As such, an icon will sometimes portray Jesus Christ as an old man, the Ancient of Days, to show symbolically that he existed from all eternity, and sometimes as a young man to portray him as he was incarnate. ... Look up icon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about Jesus of Nazareth. ... Christ is the English term for the Greek word (Christós), which literally means The Anointed One. ...


In the hymn "Immortal, Invisible, God only Wise", the last two lines of the first verse read: A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a god or other religiously significant figure. ...

Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days,
Almighty, victorious, Thy great Name we praise.

"The Ancient of Days" is also the name of a painting by William Blake. William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) was an English poet, visionary, painter, and printmaker. ...


Also "The Ancient of Days", is a song from the Petra Praise 2- We Need Jesus whose Words & Music are composed by Gary Sadler and Jamie Harvill.

Blessing and Honor,
Glory and power,
Be unto the Ancient of Days.
From every nation,
All of creation,
Bow unto the Ancient of Days.
Every tongue in heaven and earth shall declare Your glory,
Every knee shall bow at Your throne in worship,
You will be exalted O God
And Your kingdom shall not past away
O "Ancient of Days".

In Latter Day Saint Terms

In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the title Ancient of Days belongs to Adam, the oldest man, who is also identified with the archangel Michael. It is not normally used as a name of God, except by those who subscribe to the Adam-God theory. For other uses, see Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (disambiguation). ... Michelangelos Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Chapel. ... Archangels are superior or higher-ranking angels. ... Guido Renis archangel Michael (in the Capuchin church of Santa Maria della Concezione, Rome) tramples Satan. ... The Adam-God theory (also called the Adam-God doctrine) is based upon comments, never fully explained, by Brigham Young, the second prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. ...


In Hinduism

The Sanskrit name, Karttikeya or Skanda, means "always a youth"1 and is revered as one of the four (or seven) sons of Brahma. The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In Buddhism

Main article: God in Buddhism

In Buddhism, in the Kevattha Sutta (Digha Nikaya 11), the term "ancient of days" is referred to the creator God Brahma, Buddhism is usually regarded as a religion without an absolute God who created the universe ex nihilo (from nothing) and to whom devotion and worship are due (although veneration and worship of the Buddhas do play a major role in both Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism). ... A silhouette of a Buddha statue at Ayutthaya, Thailand. ...


"“I am the Great Brahma, the Supreme, the Mighty, the All-seeing, the Ruler, the Lord of all, the Controller, the Creator, the Chief of all, appointing to each his place, the Ancient of days, the Father of all that are and are to be.” ."


In Buddhism, although Brahma or God is respected, he is not regarded as omnipotent or all knowing, but someone in samsara who is subject to ignorance, birth and death (over billions of years) and a disciple of the Buddha.


Esoteric

In Esoteric tradition, the Ancient of Days is also known as Sanat Kumara. Etymology Esoteric is an adjective originating during Hellenic Greece under the domain of the Roman Empire; it comes from the Greek esôterikos, from esôtero, the comparative form of esô: within. It is a word meaning anything that is inner and occult, a latinate word meaning hidden (from which...


References

1 Dowson, John (1820-1881). A classical dictionary of Hindu mythology and religion, geography, history, and literature. London: Trübner, 1879 [Reprint, London: Routledge, 1979]. ISBN 0-415-24521-4 [1]


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Ancient of Days - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (441 words)
In Eastern Orthodox Christian hymns and icons, the Ancient of Days is sometimes identified with God the Father, and sometimes with God the Son, or Jesus Christ.
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the title Ancient of Days belongs to Adam, the oldest man, who is also identified with the archangel Michael.
In Esoteric tradition, the Ancient of Days is also known as Sanat Kumara.
Glossary: Ancient of Days (897 words)
Whenever Judgment looms and the forehead of the Impatient One is revealed, the Forehead of the Ancient of Ancients is revealed; Judgment subsides and is not executed."
7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
The Ancient of Days is the maifestation of the Ancient of Ancients in space and time.
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