THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Notes on Prophecy of Ezechiel (Author Bishop Richard Challoner (ed.))

38:2 Gog: This name, which signifies hidden or covered, is taken in this place, either for the persecutors of the church of God in general, or some arch-persecutor in particular: such as Antichrist shall be in the latter days. See Apoc. 20.8. And what is said of the punishment of Gog, is verified by the unhappy ends of persecutors.--Ibid. Magog. . .Scythia or Tartary, from whence the Turks, and other enemies of the church of Christ, originally sprung.



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