The battle in Ezekiel 38-39 is used by God to bring Israel back to Him Ezekiel 39:21-29. Through the prophet , foretells the battle of Gog against , which would result in the destruction of Gog and the glorification of the Lord Ezekiel 38:16. Magnus also influenced several later historians such as 1676—1752 , who derived the roots of the from Magog. A Reubenite , the father of Shimei. But while Ezekiel contemplates the great conflict in a more general light as what was certainly to be connected with the times of the Messiah, and should come then to its last decisive issues, John, on the other hand, writing from the commencement of the Messiah's times, describes there the last struggles and victories of the cause of Christ. Dhul-Qarnayn then makes a wall of copper and iron to keep Gog and Magog out, but warns that it will be removed in the Last Age. The version of this legend in the 14th century equates this Magor with Magog, son of Japheth.
In both cases alike the vision describes the final workings of the world's evil and its results in connection with the kingdom of God, only the starting-point is placed further in advance in the one case than in the other. A Reubenite , the father of Shimei. Gog and Magog are mentioned again in Revelation 20:7-8. The vision respecting Gog and Magog in the Apocalypse is in substance a reannouncement of this prophecy of Ezekiel. A Reubenite , the father of Shimei.
Below are some of the more obvious reasons why these refer to different people and battles. Israel is definitely not at peace now, and it is inconceivable that the nation would lay down its defenses apart from some major event. There would be no need to bury the dead if the battle in Ezekiel 38-39 is the one described in Revelation 20:8-9, for immediately following Revelation 20:8-9 is the Great White Throne judgment 20:11-15 and then the current or present heaven and earth are destroyed, replaced by a new heaven and earth Revelation 21:1. The result of this battle is that all are destroyed, and Satan will find his final place in the lake of fire Revelation 20:10. They were to come upon the mountains of Israel and cover the land like a cloud.
There is also a medieval legend that says the , as well as the , are descended from twin brothers named respectively, who lived by the sea of in the years after the flood, and took wives from the. The vision respecting Gog and Magog in the Apocalypse is in substance a reannouncement of this prophecy of Ezekiel. But Gog may mean Roof, and Magog may subsequently mean Off The Roof, which means more in English than in Hebrew. In Revelation 20:8 , Gog and Magog appear together in parallel construction as forces fighting for Satan after his 1,000 year bondage. This prophecy has been regarded as fulfilled in the conflicts of the Maccabees with Antiochus, the invasion and overthrow of the Chaldeans, and the temporary successes and destined overthrow of the Turks.
The battle in Revelation 20:7-9 will involve all nations, so armies will come from all directions, not just from the north. His coming, which had been prophesied by the seers of Israel, shall be accompanied by a theophany and great convulsions in Nature. The strongest evidence for this view is that the attack will come when Israel is at peace Ezekiel 38:8, 11. In both cases the number is vast, the destruction is by supernatural means, and is complete and final. He cites an Arab writer who refers to the Great Wall of China with the name 'Magog'.
In general it seems to refer to the last and desperate attempts of a dying heathenism to overturn the true religion of Yahweh, or make capital out of it, profiting by its great advantages. In the , this pairing is found in the 20:8, in which instance they may merely be metaphors for archetypal enemies of God. They are represented as a vast mixed horde from the far-off parts of the North, the limits of the horizon, completely armed and equipped for war. Magog was also supposed to have had a grandson called Heber, whose offspring spread throughout the. These dictionary topics are from M.
. In general, however, attempts to relate these figures to modern individuals or states have been unconvincing. In both cases alike the vision describes the final workings of the world's evil and its results in connection with the kingdom of God, only the starting-point is placed further in advance in the one case than in the other. Queen reckoned herself as number 249 in a list of kings going back to Magog. Various ancient and medieval traditions have built on the biblical references and added details to it. It is important to recognize that the Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38-39 is quite different from the one in Revelation 20:7-8. Hence, in f ὁ Γώγ and ὁ Μαγώγ are used collectively to designate the nations that at the close of the millennial reign, instigated by Satan, will break forth from the four quarters of the earth against the Messiah's kingdom, but will be destroyed by fire from heaven.
Magog might literally mean Place Of The Roof and describe a center of wisdom, or Agent Of The Roof and describe a person who works in such center. A panic shall seize the hosts of Gog, rain, hailstones, pestilence, fire and brimstone shall consume them. Once you experience the swiftness and ease-of-use SwordSearcher gives you right on your own computer, combined with the most powerful search features available, you will never want to use the web to do online study again. In Ezekiel the invasion of Gog occurs during the Messianic age, while in Revelation it occurs just at the close of the millennium. Note that the information technology that currently drives our society began in the Bronze Age with the invention of the alphabet and hyper-complex fractalic narration. Gog roof; covering Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Bibliography Information Butler, Trent C.