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Lucifer or Shinning One?


There is much confusion about one Hebrew word in Isaiah 14:12.

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!"

The Hebrew word transliterated lucifer is:

H1966 hêylêl hay-lale' From H1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning star.

The root word:

H1984 hâlal haw-lal' A primitive root; to be clear (originally of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show; to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causatively to celebrate; also to stultify.

By Strong's own rules the second meaning for H1966 is the more radical and should in this case be ignored. The Morning Star is a phrase that is reserved for Christ.

The root's meaning is a part of the word. So the idea is of clear and bright with the pomp, that is show and boasting, typically associated with a king. The king in the context of the chapter and this verse is the king of Babylon. Apparently if the modern day Jews have any god at all it is this king. The Jews who pray, pray to Lucifer. The reference to being cut down is about the seven years, Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon spent living as an animal as found in Daniel 4.

If you want to read closer to the intent of the Hebrew text then a suggestion to replace the word lucifer would be "shinning one".

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O shinning one, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!"



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