Gog and Magog


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Gog and Magog

1. Old Testament a hostile prince and the land from which he comes to attack Israel (Ezekiel 38)
2. New Testament two kings, who are to attack the Church in a climactic battle, but are then to be destroyed by God (Revelation 20:8--10)
3. Brit folklore two giants, the only survivors of a race of giants destroyed by Brutus, the legendary founder of Britain

Gog and Magog

giant leaders in ultimate battle against God’s people. [N.T.: Revelation 20:8]
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We thus find chapters on Gag and Magog in pre-Islamic sources (chapter one); Alexander the Great and Gog and Magog in pre-Islamic, eastern Christian sources (chapter two); Gog and Magog and Dhu l-Qarnayn (the latter clearly representing Alexander in this context) in the Quran (chapter three); Gog and Magog in Islamic tradition, mostly hadith literature and the like (chapter four); and two chapters on Gog and Magog in later Islamic (mostly Arabic, Persian, and Turkish) literature, including poetry, adab, and folklore (chapters five and six).
Whereas Gog and Magog represents solid Orientalism,(13) Mapping Frontiers demonstrates the benefits that new, imaginative readings of old sources can yield.
Actually Zeilberger proves this theorem for Gog and Magog trapezoids, but composing by the Schutzenberger involution yields the above result.
This shows that GOGAm triangles and trapezoids are a useful tool in the bijection problem between Gog and Magog triangles.
Monstrous and threatening, closed in and controlled by the heroic efforts of civilizing forces, the peoples of Gog and Magog may stand for transgressive sexual desires that would threaten the stability of civilization were they to be released and given free rein.
In Pascoli's version, the two peoples of Gog and Magog have been enclosed within a valley of the Caucasus behind an enormous door constructed by Alexander the Great.
Medieval artists had further expanded the concept of Gog and Magog to incorporate even the Monstrous Races.
For instance, the identification of the Ten Tribes with Gog and Magog provides a fresh perspective on the long-unexplained charges of ritual cannibalism leveled at Jews (e.
This book is richly footnoted--the notes offer even wider interpretive insights--and the 200 pages of appendices and illustrations provide an accessible collection of all the sources regarding the "Red Jews," the identification of Gog and Magog with the Ten Tribes, and the relationship between the Antichrist and the Jews.
In British legend, Gog and Magog are the sole survivors of a monstrous brood, the offspring of the thirty - three infamous daughters of the Emperor Diocletian, who murdered their husbands and, being set adrift in a ship, reached Albion, where they fell in with a number of demons.
The prophecy of Gog and Magog refers to a great world war centered on the Holy Land and Jerusalem and first appears in the book of Ezekiel.
According to the writings of the Vilna Gaon, a sign of the Gog and Magog war is its breaking out on the Jewish holiday of Hoshana Rabba (the seventh day of the Sukkot holiday), just after the conclusion of the 7th or shemittah [agricultural sabbatical] year.