The Eastern Christian Exegetical Tradition of Daniel's Vision of the Ancient of Days

  title={The Eastern Christian Exegetical Tradition of Daniel's Vision of the Ancient of Days},
  author={Gretchen Kreahling McKay},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={139 - 161}
  • G. McKay
  • Published 1 March 1999
  • History
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
An unusual depiction of an aged man with white hair and beard emerges in post-Iconoclastic Byzantine art. Most commonly, this figure was identified as God the Father. However, the rulings of the Council of Nicea that ended the century-long Iconoclastic struggle declared that no images of God the Father were permitted in Byzantine art. Who or what, then, was the image of the Ancient of Days meant to signify? An important source for the original intent of the image may lie in early Christian and… 
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