Gog and Magog

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In Rev. 20: 8 they are two powers under the domination of Satan. In the OT they appear together in Ezek. 38–9, where Gog is described as the prince of various groups which invade the land of Israel. In later apocalyptic and rabbinic literature they are conventional figures for those opposed to the people of God. The wooden statues of Gog and Magog at the Guildhall, London (destroyed in 1940), represented two giants of medieval legend.

Subjects: Christianity — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

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