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Magog
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Magog
Magog (מָגוֹג‎, magog; Μαγώγ, Magōg). A nation that Ezekiel prophesies against—specifically against its leader, Gog (Ezek 38:1–6). Magog appears again in the book of Revelation as a nation allied with Satan (Rev 20:8). For further information, see this article: Gog and Magog.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Magog (Person)
MAGOG (PERSON) [Heb māgôg (מָגֹוג)]. In the Table of Nations (Gen 10:2) and the parallel genealogy in 1 Chr 1:5, Magog is one of the six grandsons of Noah through his son Japheth. Others of this line are associated with Asia Minor (Javan, Tubal, Meshech), so a location for Magog also in this area is
Gog and Magog
GOG AND MAGOG [Heb gôg (גֹּוג) and magôg (מַגֹוג)]. Names of a ruler, Gog, and his land, Magog, in the Bible. Gog is the leader, in Ezekiel 38 and 39, of an invading army from “the uttermost parts of the north” who will attack Israel “in the latter years.” See GOG (PERSON) and MAGOG (PERSON). In language
Gog (Person)
GOG (PERSON) [Heb gôg (גֹּוג‎)]. 1. A Reubenite, descended from Joel (1 Chr 5:4). Gog is second in the list of the sons, or descendants, of Joel. The list may represent a line of Reubenite chieftains (Ackroyd Chronicles Ezra Nehemiah TBC, 36). The name appears after Shemaiah and before Shimei. Others
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Magog
Magog. Term employed only five times in the Bible, but significant because of its use in the well-known prophetic passages of Ezekiel 38; 39 and Revelation 20. In the register of nations in Genesis 10:2 (1 Chr 1:5), Magog was listed among the sons of Japheth, identifying both an individual and the nation
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Magog
Magog māʹgog [Heb. māg̱ôg̱; Gk. Magōg]. Named as a son (or descendant) of Japheth in a list that includes Gomer, Tubal, and Meshech (Gen. 10:2; 1 Ch. 1:5). In Ezekiel’s prophecy Magog is the kingdom of Gog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (Ezk. 38:2; 39:6) and an invader of Israel. Josephus
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Magog
MAGOG Term found only five times in the Bible but significant because of its use in the well-known prophetic passages of Ezekiel 38–39 and Revelation 20. In the register of nations in Genesis 10:2 (see also 1 Chr 1:5), Magog was listed among the sons of Japheth, identifying both an individual and the
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Magog
MAGOG. A descendant of Japheth (Gen 10:2; 1 Chr 1:5). According to Ezk 38:2 a people whose territory will be ruled in a future time by Gog (q.v.); literally 38:2 reads, “set your face toward Gog of the land of the Magog …” Josephus (Ant. i.6.1) identified Magog as the Scythians, a savage, wandering people
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Gog and Magog
GOG AND MAGOG. In Ezk. 38:2 we are introduced to ‘Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince (av, rvmg., rsv; rv ‘prince of *Rosh’), of *Meshech and Tubal’. lxx understood Magog as a people, not a country. The only reasonable identification of Gog is with Gyges, king of Lydia (c. 660 bc)—Assyr. Gugu;
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Magog
Magog (Heb. māg̱ôg̱)According to the Table of Nations, a son of Japheth and the eponymous ancestor of an Anatolian people (Gen. 10:2). In Ezek. 38–39 its leader, Gog, will invade the restored Israel and provoke a final, decisive battle with Yahweh.See Gog, Magog.Julie Galambush
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Magog
Magog [māˊgŏg] (Heb. māg̱ôg̱; Gk. Magôg).* A son of Japheth and eponym of an unidentified people (Gen. 10:2; 1 Chr. 1:5) which became linked with Gog as a cryptic name in apocalyptic texts (Ezek. 38:2; 39:6; Rev. 20:8; Sib. Or. 3:319, 512). Identifications of Magog have included the Scythians
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Magog
MAGOG מגוגI. Magog (māgôg) is known from the Bible only (Gen 10:2; Ezek 38–39; 1 Chr 1:5). Together with →Gog, Magog came to be used in traditions harking back to Ezek 38–39 as a symbol of the superhuman adversaries of God and his people at the end of time.II. The etymology of Magog is uncertain.
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Magog
Ma´gog (region of Gog). In Gen. 10:2 Magog appears as the second son of Japheth; in Ezek. 38:2; 39:1, 6 it appears as a country or people of which Gog was the prince. The notices of Magog would lead us to fix a northern locality: it is expressly stated by Ezekiel that he was to come up from “the sides
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Magog
MA´GOG (māʹgog; “region of Gog”). Mentioned in Gen. 10:2; 1 Chron. 1:5 as the second son of Japheth, but understood by some to be the name of a people. Magog is associated with Gomer in Genesis, with Gog in Ezekiel (38:2; 39:6, cf. v. 1). Gog is described by the prophet as belonging to “the land of
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