Ezekiel 38-39 have been the source of all kinds of interpretations and explanations. These two chapters contain prophecies about Gog and Magog, which we will look at carefully shortly. But the tendency of interpreters has been to explain this prophecy in light of current events. Gog and Magog have been interpreted as the Goths of the fourth century who were enemies of Rome. Some have seen Gog and Magog as pointing to the wars of the crusades, the rise of the Holy Roman Empire and the Pope, the invasion of the Turks. A view that was made popular by the Scofield Reference Bible is that these are referring to Russia. While other views arise, it seems that most explanations like to return to Russia. So we need to consider if Ezekiel’s prophecy is now projecting to a time more than 2500 after he lived or was he pointing to something else. Is Gog and Magog the signs for the end of the world or was there some other event in view that God is revealing through Ezekiel?
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