Technically , in The Bible Lucifer is not The Devil .
Evidence for this is that he is referred to as " a man " , " a king " and " dead " .
Also , the very beginning of the Isiah passage mentioning Lucifer says : " Take up this grievance against the King of Babylon " .
This is clearly a symbolic reference to the disgraced Babylonian king Nebuchanedzzer .
Originally , the name wasn`t even Lucifer ( Latin for " Bearer of light " ) but Heylel ben Shahar ( Greek for " Daystar " ) , The Bible was edited by the Romans to include Latin names from the Latin Vulgate so that it could be more easily understood by the Latin-speaking Roman citizenry since only the nobles tended to speak Greek .
Also , interestingly enough historically there was a Sardinian-born Roman Catholic bishop named Lucifer Calaritanus who nearly wiped out the Arian Christians who taught that Jesus never came in the flesh so it`s rather ironic that the name of a Catholic hero would come to be associated with the most evil being in existence .