From: Spike Jones (
Date: Wed Apr 12 2000 - 21:02:02 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:

> > << b) since lucifer means 'bringer of light' who gave knowledge to man, its an
> > emminently logical name for a server. That fundamentalists are against giving
> > knowledge to man is the irony... >>
> >
> > > My understanding is that the word Lucifer appears at only one place in
> > >the Bible. That every Bible scholar knows that the word is really the name
> > >of a middle eastern bad guy ruler of long ago.

Roger that, Isaiah 14:12. That passage makes it pretty clear that
the name Lucifer refers to some local despot that was making life
difficult for the Israelis.

Is. 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!

13: For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven,
I wll exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also
upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.

14: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like
the most High.

So Lucifer's big sin was really ambition. And wishing to get
stoned. spike

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