Serafina, origin of and angels
hallieod at indigo.ie
Mon Jan 29 08:08:30 EST 2001
>>(I'd be interested to know what the Hebrew version of 14:12 says. The
>>Latin version as well, since "Lucifer" is Latin.)
>Looking in the Hebrew version, I have:
>"Eich nafalta mishamayim heylel ben-shachar ..."
>The how art thou fallen bit is fine, "ben-shachar" does mean "son of
>dawn", but I have no idea what that "heylel" is doing there. It
>looks like a name, from the same root as the "Hillel" bit of my
>surname, which basically means praise or exultation ("Halleluya"
>means "praise the lord"). I've never studied this passage and I
>don't have an annotated bible here...
Really getting in over my head here, but my Bible has this note on v.12:
"From aspirations for divinity (compare Gen.11.4-8), he falls to the
anonymity of Sheol. Canaanite mythological background is reflected
in Day Star and Dawn (Hebrew "Helal" and "Shahar", names of
If that is even remotely useful...
Hallie (who _should_ be re-reading Frankenstein, but would rather not.
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