One of the perks enjoyed by the merrie band (sorry, Derek) of Patreon supporters is that of asking us questions in live Q&A Zoom calls. About a week ago, in a call of over an hour in length, Derek, Matt, and I addressed several questions raised by supporters. This is one short excerpt.
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I’ve recently been listening to (who else!) James Jordan’s talks on Revelation and have a question about the symbology of the Eagle in the Bible.
Eagles seem to be symbolic of Rome’s destruction of Jerusalem (Deuteronomy 28:49, Matthew 24:28)
And eagles also seem to have more positive streams of symbolism: Eagles as symbolic of angels, prophets, the association with Gospel of John.
Is there a way to merge these streams?
What should we make of the distinction between clean and unclean animals? Is there some deeper reason that some animals are considered clean and others unclean?