Question: WHY DO SOME TRANSLATIONS OF THE BIBLE REFER TO SATAN AS THE DAY STAR, I THOUGHT ONLY JESUS WAS THE DAY STAR?
Hello, and thank you for emailing us. As far as I could find, "Lucifer" only appears once in the Bible in Is. 14:12. The Hebrew for "Lucifer" is literally "shining one" or "morning star". In the context of Is. 14, Isaiah is making a prophecy against a ruler which is debated to be either the ruler of Babylon or Satan or both. Anyways, Isaiah compares this ruler to the morning star (Venus) that appears in the sky but then is extinguished by the sun before reaching its zenith. This ruler that Isaiah is referring to appears to be great but will have a sudden fall. (Zondervan KJV Study Bible) Therefore, Jesus Christ is the true "bright and morning star"(Rev. 22:16) and all others are only counterfeits. I hope this answers your question. May God bless you today.