Q. Can you help me with the following question, who is Lucifer or Satan, can you provide me a biblical understanding? I was reading an article and it said Lucifer was only mentioned one time in the Bible but we seem to glean that he and Satan are one in the same?
A. The word Lucifer only appears in some translations of Isaiah 14:12. That’s because Lucifer is a Latin word and Isaiah was originally written in Hebrew. It means “light bearer” and was the Latin translation of the Hebrew phrase Heylel ben Shachar , which means “shining one, son of the dawn”. The way he’s described in Isaiah 14:12-20 and Ezekiel 28:12-18 make it pretty clear that he’s the great enemy of God called the serpent (literally the enchanter) in Genesis 3:1 and Satan in Job 1:6 and other places. Satan comes from the Hebrew haSatan which means “the adversary” so it’s really a title of sorts, rather than a name. Dragon, ancient serpent, devil, and Satan are all used together in Rev. 12:9, speaking of him. Lucifer and Satan are one and the same.