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Lucifer

Holman Bible Dictionary

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(lyoo' cih fuhr) The Latin translation (followed by the KJV) of the Hebrew word for “day star” in Isaiah 14:12 , where the word is used as a title for the king of Babylon, who had exalted himself as a god. The prophet taunted the king by calling him “son of the dawn” (NIV), a play on a Hebrew term which could refer to a pagan god but normally indicated the light that appeared briefly before dawn. A later tradition associated the word with evil, although the Bible does not use it as such.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Lucifer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​l/lucifer.html. 1991.
 
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