Eagle Symbolism

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?

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Theopolis Podcast: The End of John’s Gospel (The Gospel of John)

This week on the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss the concluding chapters of John’s Gospel.

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Theopolis Podcast: Jesus Raises Lazarus (The Gospel of John)

This week on the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss Jesus’ seventh sign: the raising of Lazarus in John 11.

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Theopolis Podcast: Jesus Healing the Man Born Blind (The Gospel of John)

This week on the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss Jesus’ sixth sign: his healing of the man born blind in John 9.

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Theopolis Podcast: Jesus Walking on the Water (The Gospel of John)

This week on the Theopolis podcast, Peter Leithart and I discuss Jesus’ fifth sign: his walking on the sea in John 6:16-24.

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Theopolis Podcast: Feeding the Five Thousand (The Gospel of John)

In our current Theopolis podcast series, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I are working through the first half of the Gospel of John, focusing on the signs of Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus’ fourth sign, the feeding of the five thousand in John 6:1-14.

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Peter Walking on the Water

Following the land/sea symbology of Israel/nations — when Jesus walks on water (as if it were land) do you think this is a type of the mystery revealed in the gospel (ie: the nations/waters are brought into God’s family/land)? Does Peter’s experience here foreshadow his initial comprehension of the mystery, followed by stumbling with the Judaizers (per Paul’s account in Galatians)?

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Theopolis Podcast: The Healing of the Paralytic (The Gospel of John)

In our current Theopolis podcast series, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I are working through the first half of the Gospel of John, focusing on the signs of Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus’ third sign, the healing of the paralytic in 5:1-19.

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Theopolis Podcast: The Healing of the Official’s Son (The Gospel of John)

In our current Theopolis podcast series, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I are working through the first half of the Gospel of John, focusing on the signs of Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus’ second sign, the healing of the royal official’s son in 4:46-54.

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Theopolis Podcast: Water to Wine (The Gospel of John)

In our current Theopolis podcast series, Peter Leithart, Jeff Meyers, and I are working through the first half of the Gospel of John, focusing on the signs of Jesus. This week we discuss Jesus’s first sign, the turning of water into wine at the wedding in Cana.

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