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Eagle, The

1. A bird of prey. Job 9:26; Mt 24:28.

2. Unclean. Le 11:13; De 14:12.

3. Different kinds of. Le 11:13,18; Eze 17:3.

4. Called the eagle of the heavens. La 4:19.

5. Described as

a. Long-sighted. Job 39:29.

b. Swift. 2Sa 1:23.

c. Soaring to heaven. Pr 23:5.

6. Strength of its feathers alluded to. Da 4:33.

7. Greatness of its wings alluded to. Eze 17:3,7.

8. Peculiarity of its flight alluded to. Pr 30:19.

9. Delights in the lofty cedars. Eze 17:3,4.

10. Dwells in the high rocks. Job 39:27,28.

11. Feeds her young with blood. Job 39:29,30.

12. Illustrative

a. Of wisdom and zeal of God’s ministers. Eze 1:10; Re 4:7.

b. Of great and powerful kings. Eze 17:3; Ho 8:1.

c. (Renewed strength and beauty of,) of the renewal of saints. Ps 103:5.

d. (Mode of teaching her young to fly,) of God’s care of his church. Ex 19:4; De 32:11.

e. (Wings of,) of protection afforded to the church. Re 12:14.

f. (Upward flight of,) of the saint’s rapid progress toward heaven. Isa 40:31.

g. (Swiftness of,) of the melting away of riches. Pr 23:5.

h. (Swiftness of,) of the swiftness of hostile armies. De 28:49; Jer 4:13; 48:40; La 4:19.

i. (Height and security of its dwelling,) of the fancied but fatal security of the wicked. Jer 49:16; Ob 1:4.

j. (Increase baldness of, in the moulting season,) of calamities. Mic 1:16.

k. (Hasting to the prey,) of the swiftness of man’s days. Job 9:26.

13. Was the standard of the Roman armies. Mt 24:15,28.