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Re: VMs: Stars and angels

On Saturday 11 September 2004 13:53, Pamela Richards wrote:
> Hi, Nick
> The translation of Lucifer from the Hebrew means
> "shining one".  This Lucifer was the Morning Star (son
> of the morning), known to us as Venus.  This is the
> only passage that really explains anything about the
> fall of the angels (or is generally thought to).  If
> Lucifer, the Morning Star, was represented by Venus,
> his "fall" was in no sense a literal one.  Venus is
> still up there, far as I know.  Smile.
> Isaiah 14:12-15, KJV "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! For
> thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into
> heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God:
> I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in
> the sides of the north: I will ascend above the
> heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
> Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides
> of the pit."

According to the footnote in the JPS version, Heylel ben-Shachar is a 
character from a lost myth.

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