I got an email from Doug Muder, better known around these parts as Pericles...

Somebody at jumpingfish did a poem on the fall of Bush and I was inspired to mix and match a few translations of Isaiah 14.

So he suggested that I go to work on an accompanying image. Here, for your pleasure (or righteous indignation)...

Edited:The large preview was taken down due to server bandwidth limits... Click on the thumbnail to view this image.

Feel free to circulate this everywhere.

More from Pericles:
Interesting historical sidenote: The original is a gloating poem over the fall of a Babylonian king. When writing the Vulgate translation of the Old Testament into Latin, St. Jerome used the Latin name of the morning star: "Lucifer". Later Christians read the poem as being about the fall of the rebellious angel who rose against God. (Parts of the poem that I edited out talk about trying to rival the Most High.) And that is how the Devil got his name.

Originally posted to It Came From Malacandra on Tue Sep 06, 2005 at 07:28 AM PDT.

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