Isaiah 14 – The Fall of Lucifer
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.
Isaiah 14 (vs. 10f)
The Talmud teaches (Berachoth 4b) that the Letter Nun represents the
(Nephalim, Fallen Ones). This tradition is also found
in the Zohar, and is often repeated in Jewish Homilies. It is deeply integrated with Scripture
in many ways. I begin with the Rabinnical explanation
for an anomoly found in the Alphabetic Psalm 145, in which the verse corresponding to Nun is missing.
The Rabbis teach that the Nun is missing because it alludes to the fall of Israel, but that it is
included as a prophecy of the rise of Israel in the next verse, corresponding to Samekh
The LORD upholdeth (Samekh) all that fall
(Nephalim), and raiseth up all those that be bowed down.
Just as Gimel and Dalet are linked together as
Giver and Poor, so Nun and Samekh are linked as
Fallen and Supporter! And not only is the alpahabet linked together in this chain of meanings, but
the meanings then manifest in the themes of the Books of the Bible and even the sequences of chapters
in the Inner Cycles, as in Romans 14 adn Romans 15. Glory to God!
The divine integration of the chapter sequence of Isaiah now shines forth in light of this
meaning of Nun, for it is here in Isaiah 14 that we we find the great
Fall of Satan, in perfect - or shall I say divine - harmony with the meaning of the letter
Nun, as taught in Scripture and recognized for over a thousand years in the Rabbinical Tradition!
Yet there is more! This same pattern emerges in
Revelation 14 where we hear the cry "Babylon is fallen,