1whowaits wrote:Magog was nomadic, at one period of time they were located in Turkey, at another later time they were said to be in southern Russia and were referred to as the Sythcians. Which location of Magog is Ezek 38 referring to and at which time?
Hi 1WW. There is no research available that states Magog was nomadic. However, the Scthyians definitely were. Evidence has been found of them as far east as the Wall of China, as far north as the Volga, and who knows for sure to the west. These people were blonde haired, blue eyed/ green eyed, red haired generally with mixed races included. They were excellent horsemen and probably the first to domesticate the horse, were excellent archers, and wielded battle axes. Generally they were considered to be barbarians of the north in early times. Nowadays it seems many claim them as their heritage, Swedes, Finns, Irish, even the Cherokee Indians. Magog is generally thought to have settled in the south Caucus to the north Black sea region. From Eze 38 the 'north quarters' are actually the sides or flanks, even to the extreme, of the land of Magog, therefore anyone to their east and west would be considered in this company, even to the Cherokee Indians. My understanding of this Scriptural interpretation lends itself to a huge area. In extreme definition it could be considered to be anyone in the region called the 10-40, a planet wide geographical zone between 10 degrees north to 40 degrees north, where the bulk of the earths population resides. However, a close examination of the order in which tribal names are listed in Ezekiel 38, would place Magog between Cappadocia and Media, in east/central Turkey. Taken to the extreme interpretation it could encompass most of the earth.Eze 38:15 And thou shalt come from thy place out of the north parts, thou, and many people with thee,
IMO, Ezekiel 38-39 describe one aspect of the latter day invasion of Israel, with the west, south, and east described in other Scripture, all of which covers the time known as Jacob's Trouble.
From what we see now, it appears likely that Russia will side with Syria and Iran.
Well, it didn't appear that way, it was that way. However, today is different from when you posted this. Russia and China are looking for ways to end the violence in Syria, the outcome of international discussions with them yet to be determined, but mutual consent seems to be in favor of booting Assad as a horrific, brutal, tyrant criminal.
If you would look at this as something more than a few verses that now appear conflicting with gog/magog being involved in Armageddon you would realize the Beast is actually the liberal west joined with the conservative muslim east, forming the two legs of Neb's statue. I don't understand how anyone can come to the conclusion that after gog/magog islam is wiped out by God Israel immediately falls for the FP and AC, only to be betrayed 3.5 years later when God specifically and emphatically states....Eze 39:7-8 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.
The Lord states He is IN Israel. And how many earthquakes can there be like this one...Eze 38:19-20 For in my jealousy and in the fire of my wrath have I spoken, Surely in that day there shall be a great shaking in the land of Israel; So that the fishes of the sea, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the field, and all creeping things that creep upon the earth, and all the men that are upon the face of the earth, shall shake at my presence, and the mountains shall be thrown down, and the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.
And when Our Lord refers to a great upcoming battle at the end of the Millennium He calls it thus...Rev 20:8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.
I'm not trying to start our old debate Brother, but it seems to me the numerous consistencies far and above out weigh a few passages we don't understand right now. And we may not, until they are upon us.
God Bless You