Re: [tied] Lucifer

From: Gerry
Message: 19750
Date: 2003-03-13

Thanks Piotr. Any evidence that Lucifer was also connected to the
evening star (which is usually considered to be brighter than the
morning one).


--- In, Piotr Gasiorowski
<piotr.gasiorowski@...> wrote:
> It's no secret:
> <satan> comes from Hebrew s'a:t.a:n 'adversary, accuser', borrowed
into New Testament Greek and thence into the Latin of the Vulgate
> <lu:ci-fer> is Latin for 'light-bearing' (hence 'the morning
star'), translating Gk. pHo:spHoros. It came to be associated with
the fallen angel apparently on the basis of Isaiah 14: "[12] How art
thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou
cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!", etc.
> <devil> is from Old English de:ofol, borrowed from Lat. diabolus,
itself from Gk. dia-bolos, a noun derived from the verb dia-
ballo: 'throw across' (figuratively > 'slander, traduce'), a loan-
translation of <s'a:t.a:n>.
> Piotr
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Gerry" <waluk@...>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 8:39 PM
> Subject: [tied] Lucifer
> > Does anyone know the etymology for the term "satan" or devil or
> > Lucifer?