Why Book of Isaiah Doesn't Actually Describe Satan's Fall

3:00PM 3/8/2020

Dr. Peter Gentry, an author and professor of Old Testament interpretation, says Isaiah 14:12-17 is not referring to the fall of Satan, contrary to popular belief. Rather, he says, this passage is referencing the fall of Babylon.

"Lucifer is simply a Latin word that means 'light bearer' and is a reference to the morning star," Gentry says. "So Lucifer is not a personal name; it's a descriptive title. It comes from the Septuagint, which in turn comes from the Hebrew text. Isaiah is mocking the king of Babylon."

To listen to the entire discussion about whether Satan's history is actually described in the Bible, click here.

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