Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executes my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
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Ephrem The Syrian
“I call a bird of prey from the east.” [Isaiah] either calls the Medes a “bird,” who will destroy the Babylonians, or the Israelites, who, in the course of their return, destroyed the Arameans, the Greeks and the house of Gog. - "Commentary on Isaiah 46.11"
Who other can this be than his Christ, who, it says, has been called from a distant land, that is, from the innermost part of Hades? All the things I have announced before him, I will bring into action through him. - "Commentary on Isaiah 2.31"
Bird; Cyrus, whose rapid conquests are thus denoted. (Calmet)
He chose a golden eagle, with wings expanded, for his standard. (Xenophon vii.)
Christ came from heaven to redeem the world, Psalm xviii. 6., and Malachi as iv. 2. (Calmet)
He was the orient, adored by the eastern sages, to whom the prophet refers. (St. Jerome) (Worthington)