Unraveling Revelation: Death of the Watchers

OUR DETOUR through Nahum, Isaiah, and Ezekiel finally takes us back to Isaiah 14, the chapter with the famous verse, “How art thou fallen from heaven, o Lucifer, son of the morning.”

While most read it as either a condemnation of the king of Babylon or “Lucifer,” it is also a prophecy of the future destruction of the rebellious “sons of God” from Genesis 6:1–4. The entity called “Lucifer,” Enlil (AKA El, Molech, Dagon, Assur, Kronos, Saturn, Shemihazah, and many other names) and the “slaughter [of] his sons” (Isa. 14:21) is linked to Isaiah 26:13–14, which declares that in the Resurrection, “they are [Rephaim], they will not arise,” and the prophesied destruction of the Watchers—not “cities”—in Isaiah 14:21 and Numbers 24:19.

We also find a fascinating difference between our English Bibles and the Septuagint translation of Isaiah 14:20, where this entity is told, “You will certainly not remain into eternity, evil seed!”

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