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An analysis of the cryptic verses in Scripture that describe the war of Gog and Magog. Do we know what this war is about? Who is Gog, where is Magog and when is it meant to happen.

The War of Gog and Magog

The War of Gog and Magog

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Ezra San Diego, CA December 7, 2014

I had a dream last night I had a dream last night. I saw armies going against each other in the middle east: the fighting was severe. Upon awakening I immediately decided to learn about the Goy/MaGoy conflict the prophets spoke about.

From listening to Nissan Dovid Dubov I've leaned not to avoid the birth pains of the Moshiach, by studying Torah, and acts of kindness.
I wasn't involved in the war I dreamed about, neither was my family; I'd like to keep it that way. WWII was enough bloodshed for three lifetimes. Reply

Shaul Wolf April 9, 2014

Re: In the beginning of Chapter 12 of the Laws of Kings, where the Rambam discusses the laws pertaining to Moshiach, he mentions twice that when Moshiach will come we will understand as to what the Medrashim and the Neviim intended. These references are both in Halachah 1 and Halachah 2 of this chapter. Reply

Eliezer Moshel April 8, 2014

Where does Rambam state "since the words are the prophets are so cryptic, let us leave it until it actually happens to know and identify what is actually happening"? Reply

Aussie Melbourne, Australia July 11, 2011

Thank you To Rabbi Dubov again and to Chabad.org for a fantastic lecture, an invaluable resource. Reply

Tova Bat Avraham Ha Levi London, England January 31, 2011

Your Shiur on Gog and Magog Thank you for your wonderful insights into what may or may not be coming up ahead of us. I feel more informed about the whole subject. Look forward to learning more. Reply

Michael March 1, 2010

Gog and Magog I had been taught that this war would be an alliance of nations headed by Iran and Russia. Reply

Chaim Gersh Zeitz lauderhill September 29, 2009

gog and magog Obama might not be the savior people think he is, but he also is not gog I believe. Reply

Tamar New York, USA January 22, 2009

chevlei Moshiach Who wrote Chevlei Moshiach bizmaneinu and where do you get hold of it? I am in New York and can't find it anywhere.

Yasher koach for the lectures.. Reply

Robert Adams Tolvsrød, Norway January 5, 2009

gog reply Referencing the Hebrew prophets I mentioned, both Isaiah and Micah spoke of "the Assyrian" who would invade G-d's land. The context of these prophecies show that the Assyrian invasion of their day was only a foreshadowing of a yet future invasion that G-d would confound. This could be coupled with the reference to "Gog" who is stated to be "of the land of Magog" which is a geographical location in the area around the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. This is in the vicinity of the ancient Assyrian empire. The prophecy says he will be allied with among other nations Persia, modern day Iran. With all this in mind I cannot see that Obama is a candidate by a long shot. Reply

Anonymous palm bch, fl January 4, 2009

gog perhaps obama? the leader of a nation that isn't the nation he was born in? Reply

Robert Adams Tolvsrød, Norway May 11, 2008

Gog and Magog Thank you for your interesting discourse on Gog and Magog. In the passage in Esekiel it is mentioned of Gog, "Are you he of whom I have spoken in former days by My servants the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against them?" This tells me that prophets before the time of Ezekiel spoke of the same invasion. These may be Isaiah, Jeremiah, Joel and Micah. What do you make of this, in the light of the possibility you mention of the event not expiring at all? Reply