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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
Gog and Magog
Are usually spoken of together in Scripture. In Genesis 10:2 , Magog, which seems to denote a country with its people, is reckoned among the descendants of Japheth. In Ezekiel 38:1-23; 39:1-29 , Magog apparently signifies a country with its people, and Gog the king of that people; but critics are much divided as to the people and country intended under these names. The Scythians, the Goths, the Persians, and several other nations, have been specified by interpreters as the Magog of the Scriptures; but most probably it is a name given generally to the northern nations of Europe and Asia, or the districts north of the Caucasus. The names reappear in the later predictions of John as enemies of the people of God, who are to be signally overthrown in Armageddon, Revelation 16:14-16; 20:7-9 .
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Gog and Magog'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/g/gog-and-magog.html. 1859.