The Eagle Christian Symbol
represents the resurrection and renewal.
The Easton Bible Dictionary provides the following
definition, meaning and emblem for the Eagle
Christian Symbol in the Bible.
Isaiah 40:31 - But they that wait upon the LORD
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with
wings as EAGLES they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint"
Referred to for its swiftness of flight (Deut.
28:49; 2 Sam. 1:23), its mounting high in the air
(Job 39:27), its strength (Ps. 103:5), its setting
its nest in high places (Jer. 49:16), and its power
of vision (Job 39:27-30).
This "ravenous bird" is a symbol of those nations
whom God employs and sends forth to do a work of
destruction, sweeping away whatever is decaying and
putrescent (Matt. 24:28; Isa. 46:11; Ezek. 39:4;
Deut. 28:49; Jer. 4:13; 48:40).
It is said that the eagle sheds his feathers in the
beginning of spring, and with fresh plumage assumes
the appearance of youth. To this, allusion is made
in Ps. 103:5 and Isa. 40:31. God's care over his
people is likened to that of the eagle in training
its young to fly (Ex. 19:4; Deut. 32:11, 12).
There have been observed in Palestine four distinct
species of eagles, (1) the golden eagle (Aquila
chrysaetos); (2) the spotted eagle (Aquila naevia);
(3) the common species, the imperial eagle (Aquila
heliaca); and (4) the Circaetos gallicus, which
preys on reptiles. The eagle was unclean by the
Levitical law (Lev. 11:13; Deut. 14:12).