Bible Answer

What is the “morning star”?

What is the morning star mentioned in Revelation 2:28? Is it a bright planet? Is it any of the ones mentioned in Revelation 22:16, 2 Peter 1:19 or Job 38:7?

The reference to the Morning Star found in Revelation 2:28 refers to the Second Coming of Christ. In other words, the Morning Star is another name for Jesus. In Revelation 22:16 Jesus Himself says He is the morning star. Likewise, Peter is referring to Jesus’ Second Coming in 2 Peter 1:19. 

In Job 38:7 the term “morning stars” is being used differently based on the context. In that case the term is a synonym for angels. Another synonym of angels – “sons of God” – is also used in the second half of that verse.