|Very little is said
in the commentaries about this section.
|Lindsey, alone, sees
a literal eagle.† Others follow the
King James, seeing a literal ďangelĒ (a mistranslation).† Hosea 8:1 gives us the symbolism:
|(Hosea 8:1 NIV)† "Put the trumpet to your lips! An
eagle is over the house of the LORD because the people have broken my
covenant and rebelled against my law.
|The consensus is
that we have a short pause during which men are reminded of Godís justice.
view, such as can be found, is that Justinian (approx. AD 527) represents
this eagle.† He reconquered Africa from
the Vandals, but more important he reestablished the Roman Law in its
entirety.† He was the Roman Empireís
closest equivalent to Moses.† (See next
|There is a warning
here for us, too.† God has yet to
utterly destroy;† therefore, that which
is upon us is to warn and correct us.†
The question is, will we listen?