Re: Origin of Lucifer
Lucifer was actually used for a fallen angel in the book of Isaiah. It's in isaiah 14. And is a nit picky point, it's helyel ben shacar. "Son of the Morning Star." this is an important distinction because God/Christ himself is referred to as THE morning star. In the Old Testament, "Sons of God" (bene Elohim) were angels. Each time the phrase "bene elohim" is used it's used to describe Angels. So by this context, a Son of the Morning Star is an Old Testament "Son of God,' ...A bene Elohim.
Here's the passage.
12How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
15Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
People believe this to be Nebuchadnezzar because it says "king of babylon" earlier on. It's important to note that Angels, biblically, function as authorities over sections of earth. Michael is a prince over Israel for example. (Daniel 12) thus, "king of babylon" doesn't have to be Old Neb. Further more, Old neb didn't do the thigns the passage described like exalting himself above the throne of God. But A certain rowdy Angel did. No...old Neb spoke Homage to yhwh after the incident where he tried to throw the three guys into the furnace.
Another example of thios is the "King of Tyre" Ezekiel 28
12Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.
14Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
15Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire.
17Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more