28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
28 Verse 28. For wheresoever the carcass is] πτωμα, the dead
carcass. The Jewish nation, which was morally and judicially
There will the eagles] The Roman armies, called so partly from
their strength and fierceness, and partly from the figure of these
animals which was always wrought on their ensigns, or even in
brass, placed on the tops of their ensign-staves. It is
remarkable that the Roman fury pursued these wretched men
wheresoever they were found. They were a dead carcass doomed to
be devoured; and the Roman eagles were the commissioned devourers.
See the pitiful account in Josephus, WAR, b. vii. c. 2, 3, 6, 9,
10, and 11.