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Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary

Gog And Magog


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Moses speaks of Magog, son of Japheth, but says nothing of Gog, Genesis 10:2 . According to Ezekiel, Gog was prince of Magog, Ezekiel 38:2-3 , &c; Ezekiel 39:1-2 , &c. Magog signifies the country or people, and Gog the king of that country; the general name of the northern nations of Europe and Asia, or the districts north of the Caucasus, or Mount Taurus. The prophecy of Ezekiel, Ezekiel 39:1-22 , seems to be revived in the Apocalypse, where the hosts of Gog and Magog are represented as coming to invade "the beloved city," and perishing with immense slaughter likewise in Armageddon, "the mount of Mageddo," or Megiddo, Revelation 16:14-16 ; Revelation 20:7-10 .


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Watson, Richard. Entry for 'Gog And Magog'. Richard Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/wtd/g/gog-and-magog.html. 1831-2.

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