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).
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.
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.
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.
Speaking from the room adjacent to where Rabbi Yitzhak Kaduri receives visitors, Arutz Sheva Hebrew radio show host Yehoshua Meiri, a close confident of the Kabbalist, explained to the cameras Rabbi Kaduri's understanding of the events based on the calculations of the Vilna Gaon: "On Hashanah Rabba, the actual war of Gog and Magog
will commence and will last for some seven years," said Meiri.
There's also an interesting display about Gog and Magog
heavy barges which were fitted with railway lines so that heavy guns from the Arsenal could be dispatched straight onto the Thames.
This shows that GOGAm triangles and trapezoids are a useful tool in the bijection problem between Gog and Magog
However, the calm of Israel's peace and security is slated to be only temporary, for a mighty confederation under Gog and Magog
will invade Jerusalem.
Recently, former French President Jacques Chirac revealed how in the run-up to the Iraq invasion, Bush called him up to warn that the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog
were at work in the Holy Land and why they must be defeated by the "Coalition of the Willing".
Recently, former French president Jacques Chirac revealed how in the run up to the Iraq invasion Bush called him up to warn that the Biblical creatures Gog and Magog
(Yajuj and Majuj in the Quran, I think!) were at work in the Holy Land and why they must be defeated by the Coalition of the Willing.
He viewed the Turks as an eschatological threat, equating them with "Gog and Magog
" and the prophecy of Daniel and Ezekiel (pp.83, 148).
Gog and Magog
as depicted in the Ebstorf Mappa mundi).