Gog and Magog



Gog and Magog

Then he followed yet another route until he came between the Two Mountains and found a people who could barely understand a word.  Dhul-Qarnayn,  they said, “Gog and Magog are ravaging this land.  Build a rampart between us, and we will pay you tribute.”


He replied:  “The power my Lord has given me is better than any tribute.  Lend me a force of men, and I will raise a rampart between you and them.  Come, bring me blocks of iron.


He dammed up the valley between the Two Mountains, and said:  “Ply your bellows.”  And when the iron blocks were red with heat, he said,  Bring me molten brass to pour on them.”


Gog and Magog could not scale it, nor could they dig their way through it.  He said:  “This is a blessing from my Lord.  But when my Lord’s promise has been fulfilled, He will level it to dust.  The promise of the Lord is ever true.

Al-Kahf     The Cave  18:92-98


Gog and Magog

It is ordained that no community We have destroyed shall ever rise again.  But when Gog and Magog are let loose and rush headlong down every hill; when the true promise nears its fulfillment; the unbelievers shall stare in amazement, crying:  “Woe betide us!  Of this we have been heedless.  We have assuredly done wrong.”

Al-Anbiyaa     The Prophets   21:95-97

Gen 10:2-3

2 The sons of Japheth were Gomer, Magog, Madai, Javan, Tubal, Meshech, and Tiras.



1 Chron 5:4-7

4 The sons of Joel were Shemaiah his son, Gog his son, Shimei his son, 5 Micah his son, Reaiah his son, Baal his son, 6 and Beerah his son, whom Tiglath-Pileser king of Assyria carried into captivity. He was leader of the Reubenites.



At the time of fulfillment of the vision of Ezekiel, Gog is the Spirit ruler of Russia referred to in Ezekiel chapters 38 and 39 and Magog is the land of Russia north of the Caucus Mountains, which is a reference to the people of the land.


Ezekiel 38:1-6

1 Now the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 "Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal, and prophesy against him, 3 and say, 'Thus says the Lord GOD: "Behold, I am against you, O Gog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech, and Tubal. 4 I will turn you around, put hooks into your jaws, and lead you out, with all your army, horses, and horsemen, all splendidly clothed, a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords. 5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; 6 Gomer and all its troops; the house of Togarmah from the far north and all its troops--many people are with you.



The Gog and Magog of revelation appears to be a reference comparable to that of Ezekiel since it cannot be humans who are still around, but rather Satan the spirit ruler and the people of the land of Russia with an army made up of people from all around the earth.


Rev 20:7-10

7 Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. 9 They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city. And fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them. 10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.