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Russia in the Bible?
Our attention is centered upon Ezekiel 38. This chapter, which is often linked with Daniel 11, has been a particular focus for Bible students in all ages. And no wonder, for it is one of the most dramatic chapters in the Bible. It portrays God’s people of Israel gathered back to their own land in the latter days, and then being attacked by a large confederate army led by Gog of the land of Magog. The main invading force comes from the north. The AV says they come from “the north parts”, but more recent translations render this as “far north” or “the recesses of the north” or “uttermost parts of the north”.
Some Difficult Passages: “Them That Dwell Safely"
The problem is not a new one. In Ezekiel 38 there is a prophecy about a group of nations under the leadership of a power named Gog, invading Israel from the north. This is obviously a latter-day prophecy, and many are convinced that the time for its fulfilment has come. Indeed, several things seem to point to this conclusion. After hundreds of years of exile, the nation of Israel is established in the land again. To the north, poised for action, is a great power. This great power is known to have designs on Israel, and it commands a number of satellite nations, just like Gog of Ezekiel 38.