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Wing

Riches have their picture in doves’ wings covered with silver but their fleeting nature was compared to wings of eagles (Prov 23:5). Hosea likens the speed with which Ephraim gives itself to harlotry to someone borne by the wind which has wrapped her in its wings (Hos 4:19). Eagles have a wing spread of seven to nine ft., making for great speed. Both the wind and morning have wings (Ps 18:10; 139:9), which portray the swift arrival of the Lord’s help and accessibility everywhere. “The sun of righteousness shall rise, with healing in its wings” (Mal 4:2). Even the shadow of a wing suggested a refuge from the wicked for David (Ps 17:8). Several symbolic creatures are given wings such as the two women in Zechariah (5:9), the lion with eagles’ wings in Daniel (7:4), and the woman in Revelation (12:14). In ancient monuments wings were added to bulls and lions. Isaiah’s seraphim covered their face with wings in worship, their feet also, but flew with the remaining two. Ezekiel’s cherub