So here are the facts when it comes to this Biblical misinterpretation:
- Most Biblical scholars based their translations off of St. Jerome.
- The original Hebrew writings spoke of a Babylonian King, Helal, Son of Shahar, which means Day Star, Son of the Morning.
- Lucifer is Latin for "light bringer".
- In Roman Astrology Lucifer the was the star that preceded the rising Sun.
- Scholars in ages after Jerome mistook this mistranslation and turned him from a disgraced king to the Ruler of Darkness, Satan.
- No where else in the Bible is used the word "Lucifer".
Furthermore, Revelations 22:16 also makes some strange claims:
I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.
Now, I'm not saying Jesus is the Lucifer of the Bible, but I find it ironic that conspiracy theorists and religious zealots apply Isaiah 14:12 to Freemasons, but overlook Revelations 22:16. Now scholars on the other hand point out that "bright", "shining", and so forth describe the appearance of the king who usually wore very elaborate clothing. In application to Jesus Christ (which is also a Latin version of his true name)
he is the Son of God and through him will we arrive in Heaven, so he would be the bright and morning star.