It is so hard for me to imagine a time before even the mountains existed. God is so ancient that He existed before creation, before time, before the angels. Think about the oldest object that you know. Now imagine a time before the oldest object you can visualize. Yahweh is always with us: with the past, the present, and the future. As El Olam, He is known as the Everlasting God. The Hebrew name Olam means “forever, perpetual, old, ancient” implying that there is an infinite future and past. The principles of the laws of nature, the beginning of time, and the first existence of this world—all are the result of God, the Creator who possesses never-ending wisdom and power. He was before all time and all worlds.
Eternity, then, is the whole, simultaneous and perfect possession of boundless life.
Two Christian philosophers, Stump and Kretzmann, identify four ingredients that they claim are essential to an eternal (timeless) being. (Although they cast their discussion in terms of an "eternal being," this article will continue to use the term "timeless".) First, any being that is timeless has life. Second, the life of a timeless thing is not able to be limited. Third, this life involves a special sort of duration. Anything that has life must have duration but the duration of a timeless being is not a temporal duration. Last, a timeless being possesses its entire life all at once.
There can also be no doubt that the reference in Daniel 7 is to God as Judge. A similar description occurs in Revelation 1:14-15, wherein Christ is described as having snow-white hair and blazing eyes. In Revelation, God the Son is depicted with the same power of judgment over His church as the Ancient of Days is described as having in judging Israel. In fact, His sharp gaze judges all seven of the churches in Revelation 1–3 with complete clarity of the reality of all there is to know.