The Bible refers to the eagle many times. Often the meaning is literal. Sometimes metaphorical. The first reference to eagles is in Leviticus. And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey, And the vulture, and the kite after his kind, Every raven after his find; And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind, And the night owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl, And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle [golden vulture], And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat (Leviticus 11: 13-19).
Now my days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey (Job 9: 25, 26).
And say thus saith the Lord God; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar: He cropped off the top of his young twigs, and carried it into a land of traffic; he set it in a city of merchants. He took also of the seed of the land, and planted it in a fruitful field; he placed it by great waters, and set it as a willow tree (Ezekiel 17: 3-5).
Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself (Exodus 19: 4).
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and mot be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint (Isaiah 41: 31).
And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent (Revelation 12: 14).
These scriptures are from the King James Bible. For more verses about eagles, see http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Eagles/.
* (I don’t know what the eagle was eating when I took these pictures. It wasn’t a fish because it had four legs–probably a squirrel or a rodent.)