Ancient of Days


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Ancient of Days

a name for God, originating in the Authorized Version of the Old Testament (Daniel 7:9)

Ancient of Days

scriptural epithet for God. [O.T.: Daniel 7:9]
See: God
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Behold, thrones were placed, and one which was ancient of days did sit, his raiment was white as snow, his hair like pure wool, his throne was fiery flames, and the wheels burning fire [God as similarly represented by Ezekiel's merkavah theophany], a fiery stream issued, the judgment was set, the books were opened .
I was sitting in a chair, whose designers had sacrificed comfort for modernity, reading Peter Ackroyd's excellent biography of William Blake, writer of Jerusalem and painter of Ancient of Days.
The riddle of our origins has inspired a number of visionary works of art, including interpretations as diverse as William Blake's illustration of the cosmological designer Urizen in The Ancient of Days (1794) and Auguste Rodin's marble sculpture of primordial man issuing from the outstretched palm of The Hand of God (1898).
If you wanted to have a Standing On Pavement Cracks Day you'd have to register with the Ancient of Days or the Silver Stocking of the Diurnal or something.