Jesus And Lucifer, Follow Up

Q. Re. Jesus And Lucifer. After reading your posting, I was interested in checking out Isaiah 14:12 where the name “Lucifer” appears in the Strong’s Concordance. Going further into The Interlinear Bible translation we have (from latest edition printing – 1986), all I could find was “o shining star”. Not all that familiar with Hebrew, I am wondering what the Hebrew equivalent would be to the Latin’s “Lucifer” (and BTW: how does the Hebrew get translated to Lucifer in Latin?)

A. The Hebrew phrase that was rendered as Lucifer in the Latin (and some English) translations of Isaiah 14:12 is “heylel ben shachar” which literally means “shining one, son of the dawn”. The Latin word “Lucifer” means “light bearer”. The similarity between “shining one” and “light bearer” is obvious. Paul confirmed this in 2 Cor. 11:14 when he wrote that Satan masquerades as an angel of light.

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