Light-bringer, the Latin name of the morning-star, or "son of the morning." In the figurative language of Scripture, a brilliant star denoted an illustrious prince, Nu 24:17. Christ was given to men as the "bright and morning Star," Re 2:28; 22:16. The word Lucifer is used once only in the English Bible, and then of the king of Babylon, Isa 14:12. It is now commonly, though inappropriately, given to the prince of darkness.
brilliant star, a title given to the king of Babylon (Isa 14:12) to denote his glory.
light bringer, "the morning star": Isa 14:12 (helel, "spreading brightness".) Symbol of the once bright but now fallen king of Babylon. The title belongs of right to Christ (Re 22:16), therefore about to be assumed by antichrist, of whom Babylon is type and mystical Babylon the forerunner (Re 17:4-5). The language is primarily drawn from that of Satan himself, the spirit that energized the pagan world power Babylon, that now energizes the apostate church, and shall at last energize the last secular antichrist (the fourth kingdom little horn) and his champion, the false prophet (the third kingdom little horn), the harlot's successor, who shall oppress Israel, as the fourth kingdom little horn oppresses the Gentile world: Da 7:8-26 (Chaldee); Da 8:9-11 (Hebrew); Re 13:4; 16:13-14; 2Th 2:9. "Lucifer" is thus naturally applied to Satan (Lu 10:18; Re 12:8-9; Jg 1:6). Jesus saith, "I will give him that overcometh the morning star", i.e. Myself (Re 2:28; 22:16); reflecting My brightness, he shall shine like Me "the morning star," sharing My kingly glory of which a star is the symbol (Nu 24:17; Mt 2:2).
Name, signifying in Latin 'light-bringer,' being a translation of the Hebrew word, helel, associated with 'morning star,' given in irony to the king of Babylon, because in his pride he said he would exalt his throne above the stars of God. Isa 14:12. He resembles the leader of this world in the last days. Re 13:1-10.
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coupled with the epithet "son of the morning," clearly signifies a "bright star," and probably what we call the morning star. In this passage it is a symbolical representation of the king of Babylon in his splendor and in his fall. Its application, from St. Jerome downward, to Satan in his fall from heaven arises probably from the fact that the Babylonian empire is in Scripture represented as the type of tyrannical and self idolizing power, and especially connected with the empire of the Evil One in the Apocalypse.