In the first part in this series, we discussed and reviewed what hyperbole is and what its uses are in the Bible.
When it comes to Scripture, we have many examples which we will now review.
2 Samuel 1:23:
“Saul and Jonathan were beloved and pleasant in their lives, And in their death they were not divided; They were swifter than eagles, They were stronger than lions.”
The National Eagle Centre states that “Eagles can achieve 30 mph using powerful wing-beats and even faster when diving after prey (stoop). Bald eagles can dive at up to 100 mph; golden eagles at up to 150 mph. However, “The fastest recorded human sprinter ever is Usain Bolt. At the World Championship in Berlin in 2009, he hit 27.78 miles per hour between meters 60 and 80 during the 100-meter sprint. Over the full 100 meters, he averaged 23.35 miles per hour, finishing in 9.58 seconds and setting a new world record.”
Obviously, there is no comparison between the speed that a man can run and an eagle can fly. In addition, we read in Proverbs 30:30: “A lion, which is mighty among beasts And does not turn away from any.”
In Matthew Poole’s English Annotations on the Holy…