The special issue is 80 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, perfect bound, and will debut in Fall 2017. It features this beautiful cover by Paul Madonna. Full contributor list:
Vidhu Aggarwal | Alyssa Berg | Warren Craghead | Erin Curry | John Hankiewicz | Keren Katz | Mark Laliberte | Matt Madden | Paul Madonna (cover) | Alexander Rothman | Alexey Sokolin | Bishakh Som | Deshan Tennekoon | Andrea Tsurumi | Paul K. Tunis | Andrew White | Sophia Wiedeman | Shahar Sarig
—a page from Alyssa Berg’s piece in INK BRICK no. 8
—a page from Keren Katz and Shahar Sarig’s piece in INK BRICK no. 8
—pages from INK BRICK no. 8 | by Andrew White, Deshan Tennekoon, Warren Craghead, John Hankiewicz
—pages from John Hankiewicz’s piece in INK BRICK no. 8 | by Alyssa berg, Matt Madden, Sophia Wiedeman, Vidhu Aggarwal, Bishakh Som
“Lucifer” in Isaiah 14:12 presents a
minor problem to mainstream Christianity. It becomes a much larger problem to
Bible literalists. LUCIFER IS NOT SATAN!
Lucifer makes its appearance in the
fourteenth chapter of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, at the twelfth verse,
and nowhere else:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,
son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the
“O Lucifer” was used to express “O
shining one”, and not the name of a biblical character, and certainly not
Satan. Its own simple context clearly shows this.
The first problem is that Lucifer is a Latin word.
So how did it find its way into a Hebrew manuscript, written before there was a
Roman language? To find the answer, I consulted a scholar at the library of the
Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati. What Hebrew name, I asked, was Satan given
in this chapter of Isaiah, which describes the angel who fell to become the
ruler of hell?
The answer was a surprise. In the original Hebrew
text, the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah is not about a fallen angel, but about a
fallen Babylonian king, who during his lifetime had persecuted the children of
Israel. It contains no mention of Satan, either by name or reference. The
Hebrew scholar could only speculate that some early Christian scribes, writing
in the Latin tongue used by the Church, had decided for themselves that they
wanted the story to be about a fallen angel, a creature not even mentioned in
the original Hebrew text, and to whom they gave the name “Lucifer.”
Why Lucifer? In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the
name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name,
Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the
rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or
bearer, of light.“ In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the
Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be
translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn.” The name evokes the golden
glitter of a proud king’s dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned
for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, “The Sun King”).
The scholars authorized by King James I to
translate the Bible into current English did not use the original Hebrew texts,
but used versions translated … largely by St. Jerome in the fourth century.
Jerome had mistranslated the Hebraic metaphor, “Day star, son of the
Dawn,” as “Lucifer,” and over the centuries a metamorphosis took
place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven
to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers, and poets interwove the myth
with the doctrine of the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the
same as Satan, the Devil, and — ironically — the Prince of Darkness.
So “Lucifer” is nothing more than an
ancient Latin name for the morning star, the bringer of light. That can be
confusing for Christians who identify Christ himself as the morning star, a
term used as a central theme in many Christian sermons. Jesus refers to himself
as the morning star in Revelation 22:16: “I Jesus have sent mine angel to
testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring
of David, and the bright and morning star.”
And so there are those who do not read beyond the
King James version of the Bible, who say ‘Lucifer is Satan: so says the Word of
Okay so I started rewatching Owari no Seraph for like the 54675487654 time and I’ve never made fanart for it up until now. I think his name is Shahal??? Shahar…? No idea, but he’s really cute. I might draw more fanart of him, there’s like, no art(that I’ve seen). He’s so pretty I love………
Owari no Seraph: Kyuuketsuki Shahar ova English Sub
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