Bible Birds – Eagles

Eagle on Tower

Eagle on Tower

The Eagle is in at least 32 verses in the Bible.

Here in North America we have the Bald Eagle (our National symbol) and the Golden Eagle, Stellar’s Eagle and White-tailed Eagle. The Bald Eagle’s “bald spot” doesn’t appear until they are 4 or 5 years old and also  develops a white head and tail. The Bald Eagle is only in North America. In Israel, where Jesus was born, you might see a Short-toed Eagle, Great or Lesser Spotted Eagle, Steppe, Imperial, Golden, Booted, or Bonelli’s Eagle.

Eagle in Nest at Lake Howard

Eagle in Nest at Lake Howard

I love to watch an eagle flying; it stops me in my tracks. We are lucky here in Polk County to have many in the winter. Stay alert and (if you live here) also visit the South Lake Howard Nature Center to see a pair sitting either on the tower or at the nest. Ask most anyone there and they will point out the nest.

Here are just a few of the verses about the Eagle:

  • Job 9:26 – “Like an eagle swooping on its prey.”
  • Pro 30:19 – “The way of an eagle in the air”
  • Jer 49:22 – “fly like the eagle
  • Hab 1:8 – “They fly as the eagle that hastens to eat.”
  • Pro 23:5 –“They fly away like an eagle toward heaven.”

Can you find some of the other verses? Maybe your Bible has a list of verses (called a concordance)in the back.

Hope you enjoy watching this video about an African Eagle catching a fish. The Lord gave the Eagle great fishing skills.

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