What Does the Eagle Represent in the Bible?

Eagles are powerful animals that are able to fly at unbelievable heights. So, it is no wonder the Bible use it to represent strength. Let's look at some of eagle symbolism in the Bible.

By Carmen Slabbert
Kelli Harris
Edited by Kelli Harris

Published November 30, 2021.

Throughout the Bible, the image of an eagle is used on many occasions. Looking at the natural characteristics of an eagle, we can, with relative certainty explain why. An eagle is a very strong and ferocious animal that can soar at great heights. It also has excellent eyesight to be able to spot prey from high above.

So what or who does the eagle in the bible symbolize?

Let's find out.

What Is the Spiritual Meaning of the Eagle?

We can find a golden thread throughout the Bible where God uses the image of an eagle to portray His might and power. This includes the ability to protect His children like an eagle would protect its young: Under the wings of an eagle (Psalm 91:4). The spiritual meaning of the eagle in the Bible is God almighty.

What Is the Prophetic Meaning of the Eagle?

God speaks to his children through the prophets, and the earliest mention of eagles in a prophetic context is found in Exodus 19, where He said that He commissioned eagles to enact their emancipation. The Bible also uses the image of an eagle carrying away the bride of Christ on its wings, to escape the wrath of the antichrist. Once again relying on His almighty power and love for His bride.

As children of God, we have to look at the bigger picture and also discern the smaller things. The prophetic meaning of looking with an eagle eye is to be able to look at both. An eagle has excellent eyesight and can see the smallest prey walking on the ground while soaring high in the sky.

What Does the Eagle Represent in Revelations?

Throughout the Bible, the eagle is a sign of vengeance in the scriptures. In Revelations, however, the eagle represents the forerunner of the judgment that is coming and that they still have time to repent their sins.