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NRSV translation of Hebrew term called “Lucifer” by KJV and morning star or star of the morning by other translations. The planet Venus appears as a morning “star” at dawn. Isaiah 14:12 compares the splendor of the Babylonian king to the Day Star. 2 Peter 1:19 describes Christ as the morning star which outshines the light of the earlier prophetic witness. The Hebrew term appears only in Isaiah 14:12 . The translation “Lucifer” comes from the Latin translation called the Vulgate. See Lucifer .


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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Day Star'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/hbd/d/day-star.html. 1991.

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