The eagle has been a symbol among the different peoples of the world from time immemorial. In Egypt, Greece, and Persia it was sacred to the sun; among pagans it was the emblem of Jupiter; among the Druids it was the symbol of their supreme god. The strength, swiftness, boldness, and generous treatment of its young are variously employed in the Scriptures. In the jewel of the Rose Croix Degree the eagle is displayed at the foot of the cross. It is there very appropriately selected as a symbol of Christ, in his Divine character bearing his redeemed children on his wings, teaching them with unequaled love and tenderness to poise their unfledged wings and soar from the evils of the world to a higher and holier sphere. Very significant is the fact that the wings are displayed as if in the very act of flight. Here are some similar symbolic uses of the eagle in the Holy Scriptures.. . — ( Deuteronomy 32:11 - Habakkuk 1:8 )

Biblical References

Deuteronomy 32:11

As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

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Habakkuk 1:8

Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

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