Eagle. Eagles are included among the unclean birds mentioned in the Bible (Lev. 11:13), (NKJV), but they were admired as majestic birds. The golden eagle, which is really dark brown with sprinkles of gold, has a 26-meter (8-feet) wingspread. It nests in high places that are inaccessible (Jer. 49:16). There, in a nest which the eagle makes larger each year, the eagle hatches two eggs. Usually only one eaglet survives to adulthood.
An eagle has keen eyesight. He can spot his prey while soaring hundreds of feet in the air. Like a lightning bolt, he drops to seize it, killing it quickly with his powerful claws. Then he swoops back to his nest to rip the meat apart and share it with his young.
A mother eagle carries her eaglet on her back until it masters the art of flying. Moses used this familiar picture from nature to describe God’s care for His people. God stirred up Jacob (the nation of Israel), and carried His people on His wings (Deut. 32:11-12) as He delivered them from slavery in Egypt.
Solomon marveled at “the way of an eagle in the air” (Prov. 30:19). An eagle can stay aloft for hours, rarely moving his wings and riding wind currents. But many passages in the Bible also speak of the swiftness of the eagle’s flight (Deut. 28:49).
The belief that an eagle renews its strength and youthful appearance after shedding its feathers gave rise to (Psalm 103:5) and (Isaiah 40:31). Eagles do have a long life-span, living 20 to 30 years in the wild, and longer in captivity.
In the Old Testament, prophets spoke of the eagle as a symbol of God’s judgment (Jer. 48:40; Ezek. 17:3,7). In (Revelation 12:14), “two wings of a great eagle” portray God’s intervention to deliver His people from persecution.
Elephant. No elephants lived in Palestine. But they were native to the neighboring continents of Africa and Asia. Wealthy Jews sometimes imported the ivory which came from their great tusks. King Solomon “made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold” (1 Kin. 10:18). And King Ahab built an “ivory house” (1 Kin. 22:39).
After the Jerusalem Council in Acts 15, some broke away, refusing to accept the resolution of the Council. They
claimed Jesus as Messiah, but taught the following: (Eusebius’ Church History 6:17 and Ireneaus’ Against All
Heresies, 1:26, 3:11, & 5:1)
Tatian started off being orthodox. He wrote a harmony of the gospels called the Diatessaron. Later, he became very
violent and apostatized from the church. After he apostatized, he founded the Gnostic sect of the Encratites. The
name in Greek means “self-perfected ones.” It the 12th century the name of Encratites was applied to the Bogomils.
Tatian then started removing passages from the Diatessaron that referred to Jesus’ divinity and other non-Gnostic
thoughts. Copies of both the original Diatessaron and the perverted Diatessaron still exist. (The eastern church used
the Diatessaron for years before going back to the four Gospels.)
Arts of the…
David Cox’s Topical Bible Concordance
Arts of The.
Apothecary or perfumer Ex 30:25,35
Armourer 1Sa 8:12
Baker Ge 40:1; 1Sa 8:13
Brick-maker Ge 11:3; Ex 5:7,8,18
Brazier Ge 4:22; 2Ti 4:14
Blacksmith Ge 4:22; 1Sa 13:19
Carver Ex 31:5; 1Ki 6:18
Carpenter 2Sa 5:11; Mr 6:3
Calker Eze 27:9,27
Confectioner 1Sa 8:13
Dyer Ex 25:5
Embroiderer Ex 35:35; 38:23
Embalmer Ge 50:2,3,26
Engraver Ex 28:11; Isa 49:16; 2Co 3:7
Founder Jdj 17:4; Jer 10:9
Fuller 2Ki 18:17; Mr 9:3
Gardener Jer 29:5; Joh 20:15
Goldsmith Isa 40:19
Husbandman Ge 4:2; 9:20
Mariner, &c Eze 27:8,9
Mason 2Sa 5:11; 2Ch 24:12
Musician 1Sa 18:6; 1Ch 15:16
Potter Isa 64:8; Jer 18:3; La 4:2; Zec 11:13
Refiner of metals 1Ch 28:18; Mal 3:2,3
Rope maker Jdj 16:11
Silversmith Ac 19:24
Stone cutter Ex 20:25; 1Ch 22:15
Ship builder 1Ki 9:26
Smelter of metals Job 28:2
Spinner Ex 35:25; Pr 31:19
Tailor Ex 28:3
Tanner Ac 9:43; 10:6
Tent-maker Ge 4:20; Ac 18:3
Weaver Ex 35:35; Joh 19:23
Wine-maker Ne 13:15; Isa 63:3
Writer Jdj 5:14