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gog


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gog  \Gog\,  n.  [Cf.  agog,  F.  gogue  sprightliness,  also  W.  gogi  to 
  agitate,  shake.] 
  Haste;  ardent  desire  to  go  [Obs.]  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Gog 
  (1.)  A  Reubenite  (1  Chr.  5:4),  the  father  of  Shimei. 
 
  (2.)  The  name  of  the  leader  of  the  hostile  party  described  in 
  Ezek.  38,39,  as  coming  from  the  "north  country"  and  assailing 
  the  people  of  Israel  to  their  own  destruction.  This  prophecy  has 
  been  regarded  as  fulfilled  in  the  conflicts  of  the  Maccabees 
  with  Antiochus,  the  invasion  and  overthrow  of  the  Chaldeans  and 
  the  temporary  successes  and  destined  overthrow  of  the  Turks.  But 
  "all  these  interpretations  are  unsatisfactory  and  inadequate. 
  The  vision  respecting  Gog  and  Magog  in  the  Apocalypse  (Rev. 
  20:8)  is  in  substance  a  reannouncement  of  this  prophecy  of 
  Ezekiel.  But  while  Ezekiel  contemplates  the  great  conflict  in  a 
  more  general  light  as  what  was  certainly  to  be  connected  with 
  the  times  of  the  Messiah,  and  should  come  then  to  its  last 
  decisive  issues,  John,  on  the  other  hand,  writing  from  the 
  commencement  of  the  Messiah's  times,  describes  there  the  last 
  struggles  and  victories  of  the  cause  of  Christ.  In  both  cases 
  alike  the  vision  describes  the  final  workings  of  the  world's 
  evil  and  its  results  in  connection  with  the  kingdom  of  God,  only 
  the  starting-point  is  placed  further  in  advance  in  the  one  case 
  than  in  the  other." 
 
  It  has  been  supposed  to  be  the  name  of  a  district  in  the  wild 
  north-east  steppes  of  Central  Asia,  north  of  the  Hindu-Kush,  now 
  a  part  of  Turkestan,  a  region  about  2,000  miles  north-east  of 
  Nineveh. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Gog,  roof;  covering 
 




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