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Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Lucifer - Where did you come from?

Ever wondered where Lucifer came from? Well I did, I always used to ask my teachers why did God create Satan if he knew that he would betray Him in the end? Don't get me wrong, I was always told that God knows the future, so why would he let His people suffer in the hands of the devil.
This post is about the origin of "Lucifer"

Lucifer (Christian) - the name given to Satan by God before he was cast out of the Heavens
Lucifer (Definition) - derived from the Latin term "lucem ferre", meaning "bringer or bearer of light".
I suppose it was from this definition that people said Satan was the Angel of Light in heaven.

The term Lucifer comes from Roman Astronomy, it was given to the morning star we now all know as Venus. The morning star appears in the sky just before the breaking of dawn "announcing the rising of the sun", thus bringer of light.

Lucifer makes his first appearance in chapter 14 verse 12 of The Book of the Jewish Prophet Isaiah and nowhere else in the Old Testament, there is no mention of Satan in the text not by name or reference. Since Lucifer is derived from a Latin term, how did the word end up in a Hebrew manuscript, written before any Roman language existed?
Chapter 14 of The Book of Isaiah is not about a fallen angel, the correct reference in the passage is to the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar (a fallen king). Many people say Babylon was the earth, earth has always been earth and Babylon was the capital city of the ancient land of Babylonia in southern Mesopotamia. This is where the Jews were held captive for 70 years and it became a symbol of power, materialism and cruelty. Isaiah was Jewish and the scripture is about him "celebrating" the fall of a cruel king. Besides, Jews do not believe Satan is a body or a spirit, they simply take it as a metaphor for a sin, so why would a Jewish Prophet scream out "he saw Satan"?
In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylon king before his death is "Helal, son of Shahar" which can be best translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn".
The King James I version of The Old Testament was not translated from the original manuscript but used versions translated by St. Jerome. It appears that the scholars of St. Jerome made an error by using a correct term in a wrong script/context and changed the whole history of the Bible.
According to F.T. DeAngelis, the actual term used in the Greek Septuagint version of Isaiah 14:12 is Eo(u)s phorus, morning star/DAWN God of light.

Here's the Vulgate:
"quomodo cecidisti de caelo Lucifer qui mane oriebaris corruisti in terram qui vulnerabas gentes."

This is where the misinterpretation took place, and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place thus today Satan is the fallen angel "Lucifer".
This led to the verse to being:

"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!"
To eventually being:

"How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!"

In Revelation 22:16 Jesus is given the same title "Bright morning star"

"I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star."

The irony for those who believe that "Lucifer" refers to Satan is that the same title ("morning star"or"light bearer") is used to refer to Jesus again, in 2 Peter 1:19, where the Greek term has exactly the same text: 'phos-phoros' 'light-bearer'.

Maybe it is the work of devil himself that changed the scriptures or it was an honest mistake on St. Jerome's side but if this was spotted how come we still lead to believing that "Lucifer" is "Satan"?
Could it be that he has no origin or that his origin cannot be explained? If Satan wasn't created by God, who created Satan? The language that introduced Lucifer (or where the word 'Lucifer' was derived from) was born after the bible was written, so where does the idea that Satan was named Lucifer by the Creator?

The reason I went on to do this research it's these people who play music videos backwards and say they saying "Lucifer", I don't get such behaviour...are they alright in their minds or what's going on? Follow these links if you wanna know more about the inclusion of Lucifer in the Bible. Remember, different people interpret things differently, the people who put the word "Lucifer" in the Bible thought everyone would get the metaphor but it seems no one did.

  1. Isaiah, Chapter 14
  2. LUCIFER, The Bright Morning Star
  3. Will The Real Morning Star Please Stand Up
  4. Translation and Ideology
  5. Comparisons of The Bible Translations
  6. Revelation 22:16
  7. Ancient Babylonia - History of Babylonia
  8. Isaiah

1 comment:

  1. The following is from MORALS and DOGMA by ALBERT PIKE

    "The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry.
    For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve
    for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which
    presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God
    PAN; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the
    Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend."
    Albert was highly intelligent.
    He embraced the dark arts and the Freemasons, which is all in the same, they took him down. I don’t think he should have been part of either. When a caring people, like more blacks who do, embrace the dark arts, it suppresses and take them down.
    Christianity is the gateway to the dark arts. They too are one in the same. If you notice, no where in the New Testament does Jesus name or ID his father, truly. This is because his father is not a righteous God, but a deceitful god, Ra. We only assumed he was talking about a righteous God If you notice all over the Bible is this god’s name as Amen, the bright and morning star. The star you named above sounds good, but they are talking about the sun. Ra, the Amen, is also the sun god. This is who is Jesus or his father. As for Satan he maybe used as a scapegoat as those who are wicked do to those who are good today. They can make a righteous or good person, the evil person. I don’t think this just started in our life time. It is possible Satan is what Albert Pike said. This file covers this in must read, details: