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Holman Bible Dictionary
(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.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Lucifer'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/l/lucifer.html. 1991.