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The Identification from the Jewish Sages of

“Gog from the Land of Mogog”

A Study of the Ezekiel 38-39 Prophecies of Gog and Magog

By Robert D. Mock MD

November-December, 2005



The War of Gog and Magog

Gog of the Land of Magog

Who is Rosh, Meshekh and Tubal?

Where is Magog?

The Mongols and the Golden Horde

The Mystery of Magog, one of Japheth’s fourteen descendants

The New World Order Conquers the Land of Magog

The Identification of Mogog by the Great Jewish Mystic Sages

Mogog according to the Esteemed Mystic, Rabbi Issac Luria of Safed, Israel

“Place from the Far North”

“Go Up” to the Land of Israel

The “Apple of God’s Eye”

Israel as the Navel of the Earth

Jerusalem as the Geo-political Vortex for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The “North” from the Perspective of the Torah

The Biblical North as the “Place of all Evil”

The Religious “North” and the “South”

America, the Land of Magog, now the Occupier of the Land of Babylon
The Identification of Gog by Mystical Judaism

Who is the Gog of America, the Land of Magog

Is George Bush for or against the Land of Israel?

A Message by the God of Israel to President George Bush

The Chassidim – The Gog-Magog War was the Holocaust

Postlude – Bush as GogUMogog meets the President of Mongolia

The Rabbinic Translations of the Prophets of Israel on the Battles against Israel at the Time of the End

The Prophet Ezekiel

The Prophet Joel

The Prophet Obadiah

The Prophet Zechariah

The Psalmists

The Prophet Daniel


The War of Gog and Magog


Of all the prophecies at the final end of this age, the most perplexing and fascinating is the War of Gog from the Land of Magog.  For over one hundred sixty years, the Christian expositors since the Advent Movement of the 1840s have been engaging in a lively debate of who is “Gog” and where is “Magog.”  From the era of Sir Isaac Newton, the prophecies have lured the religious curiosity of the Christians.  What is interesting is that Sir Isaac Newton was not a Christian but a Jew


While Christianity claims to have a monopoly on prophetic interpretation of the Holy Writ that is only because we fail to investigate and research what may a far more serious scholarly study of the ancient prophets by the sages of Judaism.  The Christian faith held a spiritual interpretation concerning the coming of the Messiah until the coming of the Advent Movement.  To most denominations, Protestant and Catholic alike believed that Jesus the Messiah had already returned to this earth: to Rome as the city of God, within our hearts that are now spiritually circumcised or that Christ has secretly returned and dwells among men.  In the great thrusts of humanism and scientific achievement, the human race has sought to create a New World Order of peace and prosperity for all.


Yet the prophetic passages of Gog and Magog continue to haunt us. We cannot find a moment of history in which these prophecies were fulfilled and neither can we find any conditional justification that they will not be fulfilled.  This is what BibleSearchering is all about.  Let us begin our journey, relook at our prophetic models and see what evidence the Lord of hosts is now giving to us.  Let us first look at the prophecy of Ezekiel about Gog of the Land of Magog. 


Ezekiel 38:1-4, 8 – “God’s Word came to me: Mortal, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief leader of Meshekh and Tubal, and prophesy concerning him. Say: “Thus says God: I am on to you, Gog, chief leader of Meshekh and Tubal. I will entice you, and put hooks in your cheeks. I will bring you with your entire army; horses and horsemen, all of them fully outfitted, in huge numbers of troops, all of them with shields, holding swords… Get ready and prepare yourself, you and all your troops gathered around you, and you will lead the way.


You will pay now for ages of guilt. In the distant future, you will march against a people who survived the massacre (holocaust), who have been gathered from many nations.  (You will march) against the mountains of Israel which have been long desolate, now liberated from the nations. Now resting securely.” (translation by GogUMogog)

Gog of the Land of Magog

The intent of the name chosen by the prophet Ezekiel
(chapter 38), “Gog of the Land of Magog”, was to identify the leader of the final world coalition who, in the “distant future” to the days of Ezekiel would lead an international host in a full scale assault on the restored Nation of Israel and Jerusalem at the time of the end.  Over the centuries, the attempt to identify this person has been fruitless.  Even the Hebrew root for this name is unknownOccurring thirteen times in the entire TaNaKh (Old Testament) and the Brit Hadassah (re-Newed Testament), the light of interpretation in every reference has rendered the name meaningless.  Let us begin our search in the scripture and search for a literal physical person called Gog.


In 1 Chronicles 5:4 it refers to the fact that Gog was one of the sons of Joel in the tribe of Reuben.  At the end of the scriptural canon in the prophetic Sefer (Book) of Revelation it describes a Gog leader also of Magog who Satan will commander a host of evil men at the end of the 1000 year millennium of peace.  They will seek to attack two separate peoples; “the camp of the saints” and the “beloved city.”  One thing we do notice in a strict literal interpretation of these passages, the New Jerusalem does not descend out of heaven until the following occurs:


1.      the devil, the beast and the false prophet are cast into the lake of fire (vs. 10),

2.      the great White Throne day of judgment is completed (vs. 11-12),

3.      Death and Hades have delivered up their “dead” and are both cast into the lake of fire (vs.13-15),

4.      the first heaven and the first earth disappear or seems to be “cast away” (Revelation 21:1)

5.      and a New Heaven and a New Earth are revealed as “the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.” (Revelation 21:2).   


Let us first look at the prophetic passages in the Brit Hadassah (re-Newed Testament). 


Revelation 20:7-9 – “Now when the thousand years have expired, Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea. They went up on the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city (Jerusalem).  And the fire came down from God out of heaven and devoured them.”


As we look at these passages, Gog becomes less a person than a nation or a cluster of nations like Magog that still retain the same genetic anti-Semitic evil in their hearts like Amalek and Edom.  Once again, those who have participated under a millennium of peace with the Messiah, even prior to the resurrection of the dead of all ages at the Great White Throne judgment, will seek again to destroy God’s people (gentile and Hebrew “saints”) and especially the beloved city, Zion or Jerusalem.  Once again, they will seek to eradicate God’s people from the face of this earth


Eleven times in the Book of Ezekiel, Gog is mentioned in reference to a gentile coalition as a united leader over a New World Order(Ezekiel 38:2, 3, 14, 16, 18; 38:1, 11, 15Gog will be the one, who will be driven to his destiny, as translated in the prophecy as “you will pay now for the ages of guilt.” (Ezekiel 38:8)


In the Samaritan and the Septuagint (LXX) versions of the Old Testament, Gog is translated as “Agag” representing the last Amalek-like leader to attack the restored Israelites to the Land of Israel. He will have the same genetic hatred as Agag, the last leader of the Amalekites who was captured by Saul and destroyed by the prophet Samuel. (Numbers 24:7 referenced with I Samuel 15:8-9)  In mystical Judaism, Amalek is the greatest force for evil in this world.  This force is held back by the angelic forces holding back the four winds of strife.  Whenever that day comes when Amalek forms an alliance with Edom, they will take over the world. That day almost came during the Holocaust with Nazi Germany, but because of Germany's internal disunity and its lack of an alliance with the papacy in Rome, the final culmination of the holocaust was aborted.


When we return to the vision of the final three contenders for world domination by the late Pope John Paul II, we see the rival forces played out on the geo-political landscape of this globe.  They are the Golden Internationale, or the western globalists, internationalists and trans-nationalists, the Red Internationale or the Leninist-Communists countries headed by Russia and China and finally the Black Internationale, who hold the “keys to heaven and hell,” the Papal Jesuit alliance in Rome.  According to the thesis of the Dialectic Struggles between the nations and political forces on this earth, the Golden Internationale will soon conquer and absorb the Red Internationale.  Then the Golden Internationale (the European Union fronted by the military power of the United States) will forge and alliance with the Black Internationale, who will by that time be controlled by the Black Pope and the Military order of the Society of Jesus called the Jesuits.


In the prophecies of Ezekiel in chapter 39, we see the name Gog forming a compound name, Hamon-gog or the “multitude of Gog,” (Ezekiel 39:11, 15) that is applied to the valley near the Jordan River where the slain multitudes of Gog will be buried.  This valley, called the Valley of Passengers, is south of Mount Nebo where Moses is reputed to be buried in a secret grave.  According to the Sefer (Book) of Jude, the archangel Michael debated with Satan over the possession of the body of Moses (Jude 9).  Later at the Valley of Passengers, Elijah ascended into the heavens in the fiery cherubim (chariot) as he gave his mantle to Elisha.  This is also where John the Baptist performed the mikvahs or baptisms in the Jordan River. 


On the border of Israel and Jordan, Hamon-gog is the place of the vast burial ground reserved for Gog and the armies that he will lead to Israel at a site called Ammon-Gey-Don. There the Israelites will take seven months to bury the tumultuous multitudes or the vast armies of Gog so that the Land of Israel can once again be cleansed. 


Secular historians have been equally confounded as to the identity of Gog.  It has been suggested that Gog resembles Gyses, king of Lydia (c. 600 BCE) in 1 Chronicles 1:5.  Yet this king was not a military genius.  He was referred to in the royal Assyrian chronicles of Ashurbanipal as KingGuggu” who sent emissaries seeking aid from the Assyrians against the Cimmerians.  Since the Cimmerians, believed to be part of the Celtic hordes are also identified with the lost tribes of Israel, the military context is exactly the opposite.  The Cimmerians killed Gyses in battle.  In the Tell el-Amarna tablets there is mentioned a country by the name of Gaggia.  Yet, this was a country and not a person or a leader.


Who is Rosh, Meshekh and Tubal?


Modern Christian prophetic scholars have also proclaimed the identity of Gog.  It was Hal Lindsey in his Bible prophecy books who has been the proponent of the Gog-Soviet Union now Russian-Gog identity.  In Hebrew, the word Rosh is translated as “chief prince” in Ezekiel 38:2. 


Ezekiel 38:2 – “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the prince of Rosh, Meshech and Tubal.” 


Here Rosh means the “chief or foremost” such as the chief or the stronger prince of Meshech and Tubal.  Yet, Lindsey chose to transliterate Rosh with its phonetic similarities with Russia.  He then identifies this Rosh with Magog as the Mongolian Golden Hordes of Asia who overran Russia in the 13th century. 


At this time Gog is identified with the Hebrew word “Meshekh” and is compared with the Assyrian word, “Moshkhi” which resembles and is transliterated as Moscow.  As with all Semitic languages, the consonants are written (the vowels are not written) and any change of any one of the consonants will completely change the root origin of its meaning.  When we look at the word, MeSHeKH (MSHKH) and the word MoSKVaH (MSKVH), there truly are no linguistic similarities.


At the same time, the name “Tuval” is theorized as being “Tobol” or “Tobol’sk” in Siberia.  Yet Tobol is a river and not the name of a people.  The descendants of Tubal actually settled in Anatolia, moved to the Caucasus and eventually migrated west to Europe, not north into Siberia.  When we study the tribes that live around the River Tobol’, we find the Khantys and the Mansys, known as the Ostyaks and the Voguls, who are more akin to the Hungarians yet are not related to Tuval. 


With such an analysis, the identity of Gog and the prince of “Russia, Moscow and Tobol’sk” has been firmly implanted in Christian prophetic understanding.  Yet, as the layers of the tapestry of prophetic understanding deepens, limiting Gog to the land of Russia only becomes a diminishing choice of Ezekiel’s intent of whom is “Gog the chief leader of the Meshakh and Tuval.”


When we appeal to the Jewish prophetic scholars, we find their depth of understanding does not negate but amplifies the Biblical understanding to a richer and a more variegated tapestry of prophetic interpretation.  To the Jewish scholars interpreting the Hebrew of the ancient Jewish prophets, there is a latitude and variety of translations that are considered because according to the Jewish traditions of prophetic interpretation, the Bible holds several layers and meanings to the words or verses but any given translator must choose only one translation.  They do agree that the God of Israel is infinite but in His omniscience and the limitations of the human language, He provided us with the Hebrew language in which numerous ideas can represent the same Hebrew word.  According to GogUMogog Prophecies in the Torah, there are 70 layers or levels of meaning to each verse in the Torah.” 


Many suggestions have been offered by the Jewish scholars over the years as to the identity of “Gog from the land of Mogog”. According to the Jewish Targum Yonathan commentary on 1 Chronicles 1:5, Mogog is identified with Germania, a region of ancient Europe east of the Rhine & north of the Danube. It was the Megillah (Scroll) of Yerushalmi (1:9) that identified Mogog with the Goths. These were a Teutonic people who migrated to Scythia, in what is now southern Russia. Other sources note that Mogog may denote the Mongols, whose very name may be a corruption of Mogog or called the Mongogs. Indeed, Medieval Arab writers referred to the Great Wall of China as the “wall of al Mogog”.

The “Great Wall of Mogog (China)”


Where is Magog?


This theme was picked up by Dov bar Leib living in Israel in a February 22, 2005 article titled, The Land of Magog.  It was posted on the mystical Judaism blogsite called, Years of Awe.  A vigorous debate continued for awhile on that one article. Before one can identity Gog, the Land of Magog and the textual interpretation of Meshekh and Tubal must be establishedAdmitting that most scholars Christian and Jewish alike who have grappled with this identity “have tried to read through the tea-leaves of history while basing their conclusions on non-objective evidence…done outside the sphere of knowledge of those pundits.”  He appeals that in order to identity Magog, one has to telescope back into the mists of antiquity about 4100 years ago after the Great Flood (The Mabul) when the existing world order was overthrown on planet earth.  In that day, the sons of Noah united together into the greatest civilization known to mankind, the Empire of Nimrod.


In the Jewish year 1996 since the “original judgment against Man in the Garden of Eden”, the first New World Order was formed.  With this great civilization also began a massive international building project to build the largest skyscraper that would ascend into the heavens and the throne of God.  The Tower of Babel designed to make war against God.  In this international world union under the leadership of Nimrod the son of Cush the son of Ham, the thesis was proclaimed that “mankind  was capable, without the Creator’s providence, of creating a world of utopian Brotherhood.  Law would be written to insure world peace without the Creator meddling into the private affairs of Men.” 


In the Jewish year 2000 after the creation of Adam in Eden, the tower of Babel was destroyed by the forces of the Elohim (God(s) of creation) and the tribes of Ham, Shem and Japheth were scattered over the face of the earth.  At the fall of the Tower of Babel, the unified tribes were divided into 70 different language groups that were associated with the “seventy different faces of Man’s evil inclination.” 


In essence we can say that from the loins of Noah came 70 different national entities from his three sonsHam, whose descendents went south from the navel of the earth at Jerusalem, had 30 nations in descent


Shem’s descendants migrated along the thirtieth parallel of this planet.  Their family represented 26 different national entities. 


Japheth, whose descendants traveled to the north from Babel and today reside to the north of the city of Jerusalem, represented 14 different nations.  Half of them went into Eurasia and the rest became part of the Russia and Asia Minor.  This places their ancestral roots predominately on the European continent and Asian continent. 


On the European continent we see the following:  Yavan (Javan) became the Ionians or the Greeks, Gomer and his son Ashkenaz as the Germanic tribes of central Europe, Tarshish went to Crete and the Iberian peninsula of Spain and the Cornwall peninsula of Britain while Togarmah became the progenitor race of the Turkish peoples


To the east and the Asian continent we see the following tribal centers: Meshech went to the western flank of the Russia’s empire that surrounded the city of MoscowTubal on the other hand went to the eastern flank of Russia’s Empire east of the Urals in western SiberiaMadai became the Kurdish people in upper Iraq.  The tribe of Magog is a mystery.  They initially settled in the central and northern territories of Siberia and then disappeared in the mist of antiquity


The Mongols and the Golden Horde


The predominate Christian thesis of Gog as Russia/Rosh comes upon the identity of the tribes of Meshach (Meshekh) and Tobal that were transliterated into modern day Moscow and Tobol’sk with the “sk” Russian suffix eliminated and identified as Tubal. 

The Mongol Empire 1206-1368 CE


It is worthy of note that the city of Moscow, today the capital of Russia is also the cultural-economic center of western or European Russians called the Muscovites.  On the other hand the city of Tobol’sk is the provincial capital of the most western province of eastern Asian Russia called, SiberiaWhat historically is noted and validated is that all military, social and political leaders of Russia have come not from Eastern Russia but from the cultured provinces of Western Russia or the non-Tartar-Turkish provinces


When we search the scriptures, we find that the name Meshekh was written in Bereshyit (Genesis) 10:2.  This was the name of a patriarch of the family of Japheth and not a city founded in the Jewish year 4907 (1147 CE) by the Viking prince Yurii Dolgoruky.  The city of Moscow was rather named after the River Moskva, called “muddy water”, rather than an esteemed ancestral forefather of their ancient race. 


It was the Mongols or the Tatars who conquered the eastern provinces of Russia in the 13th to 14th centuries.  This Turkish tribe swept into western Siberia between the Ob and the Tubal Rivers.  They were a mixed nomadic race of cattle producers rode fast and powerful horses.  Fierce warriors they were, they perfected the military assault of the horseback Blitzkrieg.  According to the ancient traditions, the various Mongol chieftains consolidated their tribes in 1206 CE under Genghis Khan.  This became the imperial conquest known as the Golden Horde

 Genghis Khan portrait

Genghis Khan, born about 1162 CE as Borjigin Temüjin in Hentiy, Mongolia, when the Mongols conquered China, Siberia, central Asia and the Trans-Caucasias.  The empire he left soon became by 1227 CE, the second largest empire in the world.


The Mongol Emperor, Genghis Khan


The Persian-Byzantine influence on Russia has been profound.  Equally profound has been the influence of the Mongols or the Tartars arriving from the east.  With their first entry into the Russian provinces, the flying detachments of Mongol horsemen rode in from the east and defeated the armies of Russia in 1223 CE.  It was not until 1234 CE, 13 years later that the real invasion began.  Crossing over the Ural Mountains under the leadership of Genghis Khan’s son, Batu Khan, the hordes arrived with their wagons, families and cattle with the intent of moving in and eliminating the indigenous towns and villages governed by the Russian princes. 


Unable to protect themselves, the princes pled for the assistance of the grand duke of Vladimir.  In the next three years, one by one the towns of Kalomma, Moscow, Suzdal, Vladimir, Rostov, Yaroslav and Tver were conquered pillaged and burned.  By 1239 CE all of Russia except Novogorad and the northwestern sector had been destroyed.  The Mongols then turned south in 1241 CE heading over the Carpathian Ivan Nikitin. Portrait of Peter the Great.Mountains into Hungary, Silesia, Moravia, Croatia and the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic.  At the doorstep of Western Europe in 1242 CE, the mighty Khan stopped and returned to the plains surrounding the Black Sea, satisfied to remain in Russia for the next 240 years.


Ivan Nikitin. Portrait of Peter the Great. 1717. Oil on canvas. The Financial Department of Florence, Italy   


With the Mongolian capital built at Sarai on the lower Volga River, an autonomous Mongol state was created near the Black Sea.  The power and dissension within these semi-autonomous regions finally destroyed the Medieval Empire of Magog (Mongols) in the 15th century.  Soon only a large sliver of land between Russia and China remained as a mere vestige of this mighty empire.  To the east, the Tsars of China seized the eastern provinces of this Tatar Empire after 1640 CE until the imperial rise of Russia during the reign of Peter the Great, the sole Emperor of the Russian Empire.  In fact, Peter the Great effectively wiped off the face of the earth, the vast Empire of the Magog when the borders of Russia were fixed with China in 1727 CE with the Treaty of Kyakhta. 


The Mystery of Magog, one of Japheth’s fourteen descendants


As noted, we do find a sliver of the land of the tribe of Magog still land locked between Russia and the China.  A majority of this Buddhist country with a population less than three million people is covered by mountains or the Gobi Desert.  Long under the rule of the Chinese and then the Russian communist states, today the Nation of Mongolia is one of the first nations, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, to proclaim its own democracy.  In 1992 a new constitution was approved and a hybrid parliamentary/presidential state was formed


But the tribe of Magog virtually disappears from the Euro-Asian continents.  What is now known, the tribe of Magog or Mogog migrated to the northeastern corner of the Asian continent. In this vast migration, the children of Magog about 3800 years ago came to the land bridge of the Bering Straits in Alaska.  They bridged over this strait into the vast land mass of North and South America.  What clues do we have that this truly did happen?


Modern day Mongolia


As noted above, about a thousand years before the Mongol hordes scaled that mighty Great Wall of China, that barrier wall was erected as a shield for the indigenous Chinese to keep out the Magog tribes migrating to their north.  As such the Great Wall of China was called by the Arab chroniclers the “Wall of Al Magog”.  When Marco Polo showed up on the scene, the Mongol hordes had already successfully scaled this wall one century earlier.


What we do know is that language speaking tribes of Asian descent did migrate across the land mass or by boat across the narrow Bering Strait in Alaska thousands of years ago.  Across these straits they carried with them their language, their genes and their molar dental records. 


The study of the indigenous languages of the American Indian tribe in North America can be traced as coming across the Bering Straits from their original homeland in Asia and the Siberian plains.  According to the anthropologists, there were up to three different migrations of Asians that migrated into the Americas.  They dated these three migrations about 25,000, 12,000 or even 6,000 years ago.  This dating was influenced by the geologists who claimed that the last great ice age began to recede in this era.  Of course, this thesis came with the supposition that the Asian migration of Mongols needed the ice caps to provide a pathway to the new world. 


Yet a problem existed.  As stated, a crisis arose in opposition to the three migration thesis because the linguists universally agreed that there was no written language prior to 5000 years ago. And so the scientific dialogue began. 


This three migration theory was challenged in the mid-90s and reported by Ann Gibbons in the article, “The Peopling of the Americas” in Science Magazine (Vol. 274 #4, October, 1996, pp. 31-33).  Some remarkable conclusions came out of this dialogue.


1.      When the scientists had the technologies to define DNA samples of the ancient Indians with better resolution, they found the following; “Native Americans as diverse as the Eskimos of Alaska and the Kraho and Yanomami of Brazil share more gene types than previously thought.”  This suggested that they were descendants of the same gene pool and their founding fathers all came from Asia.  It also narrowed the range of the time of migration from three to possibly one migration.

2.      Of all the Indian tribes in the Americas, there were four genetic variants associated with three major language groups.  As they studied the mtDNA from 25 different populations in North and South America, they found, “the presence of all four markers in each of the three linguistic groups makes it unlikely that the groups' ancestors came in different migrations thousands of years apart.”

3.      These scientists also found that out of nine founding mtDNA sequences in native American peoples there were also common genetic sequences in the Native Americans that were also found in the Na-Dene, Eskimos tribes in America and the coastal Siberians tribes on the Asian coasts.  This strongly suggested that the Native Americans and the tribes along the Asian and American borders of the Bering Strait “emerged from a common ancestral population, not from separate groups.”

4.      Of these nine different founding mtDNA sequencing groups, the question was then asked, “If all of today's native Americans do go back to a single population in Asia, which one?  The largest consensus of the scientists were that the American Indians came from Siberia as the native Siberians shared at least three of the founding DNA variants with the Na-Dene tribal members, the Eskimos who lived close to the land bridge of the Americas.  One problem, the modern Siberians lacked the haplogroup B in the genetic studies.  Yet genetic studies do show that the Mongolians in central Asia carried all four haplogroup types. 


In conclusion, the American Indians, in both the Northern and the Southern hemispheres, have their closest genetic kin as the Mongolian race or the Tribe of Magog of the House of Japheth.  The nearest relatives were the Siberians.  Not only their mtDNA genes but also the close relationship of their languages showed this close kinship with the Asian Mongolian. 


While geneticist argue for the genetic kinship of the Mongolians with the American Indians, the anthropologists argue that the migration occurred just after the last Ice Age 12,000 years ago and the linguists argue that this migration had to occur within the last 5000 years.  Could this really be?


It has been argued that Pangea, the mega-continent that geologists claim that all modern continents came from, did not break up until after the Great Flood of Noah.  If the continental migration and the resultant tectonic shifts did occur during and after the time of the Great Flood 4500 years ago, the arguments for an ice bridge or a strait passage would be immaterial.  Before the time of the Tower of Babel, all the tribes of the sons of Noah lived on one global continent called Pangea.  The separation of the continents did not occur until after the destruction of that tower and the One World Order of that era.  With the one world language separated into 70 different languages, the descendants of the sons of Noah migrated to every region on this globe.  Suddenly the Hebrew Biblical record becomes a valid scientific record and compatible with the American linguist scholars that state that the migration of the Tribe of Magog occurred within the last 5000 years.    


Now with the identity of the tribe of Magog and the Native Indians with that ancient Mongolian race, the evidence that the Great Wall of China, called the al-Magog Wall was built to contain or corral this Mongolian migration to the northeast corner of China and the northwestern corner of the Americas, we also now know that the origin of the language of the American Indians can also be traced back to the family of Magog in central Asia.  In the website, Navaho Timeline, it is documented that the Na-dene Indian nations spoke the same root word pairs as Athabascan families of languages.  When linguistic studies of a list of 36 word-pairs between the Apache American Indians and the Ket tribes who live along the Yenisey River in Central-Eastern Siberia were compared, it was discovered that they shared common roots to each of these word-pairs.  In other words, “the Ket and the Apache and the Navajo are speaking the same Mongol/ Central Siberian dialect.”  We can safely assume that the Navajo and Apache tribes were all members of the family of Magog and the original land of the United States of America would have been called the “Land of Magog.”


The New World Order Conquers the Land of Magog


As the finger of the Lord was preparing this American continent to be populated by the children of Magog after the destruction of the Tower of Babel, so also this same Divine Finger was directing the affairs of the European nations many millenniums later to conquer and populate the Land of Magog. 


Two centuries after Peter the Great conquered the remains of the Mongol Empire in the Asian continent, the European colonial powers began the conquest of the New World, the Land of Magog inhabited by the Mongol Indian Nations of the Americas.  They were conquered and subdued in what was to be the beginning of the formation of the Final One World Order.  This was to be the last global empire on this planet earth.  Here we have the English and the French conquering and subduing the Indians in North America, the Dutch, Spanish, French and English in the Caribbean and the Spanish and Portuguese in the Southern Americas.  They were all conquering and plundering the indigenous children of Mogog (Mongolians) in the Americas


There is probably no one who understands the implications of the American Revolution and its ties to messianic Judaism than the Chief Justice of the Supreme Rabbinic Court, Rabbi Marvin Antelman of Jerusalem.  A physical chemist, founder of Marantech and chief advisor for the Department of Nuclear Physics at the Weizmann Institute in Israel, he wrote two seminal books on an “in depth study of Communist and conspiratorial group efforts to destroy Jews and Judaism”, called “To Eliminate the Opiate” Volumes 1 and 2 in 1994.  Rabbi Antelman’s works were highlighted in August, 2004 in a BibleSearcher’s study, “John Kerry and the Sabbatean Jew”, where the Sabbatean Jews were described as follows.


BibleSearcher’s Reflections – “The Sabbatian Jew wants so desperately to be like every other person, but he cannot. To the core, he will always be Jewish whether he accepts it or likes it or not. The subterranean history of the Sabbatian Jew is blended with the false messianism of Shabbatai Zevi, the religious institutional control of Jesuit Catholicism, and the global financial control of the Jewish Rothschilds. Here is the fate of the liberal Jew, the secular Jew, and the anti-Torah Jew. 


It was theTurkish born Jewish mystic, Shabbatai Zevi (1626-1676) who proclaimed himself as the messiah of the Sabbatai ZeviJews in 1666 and announced that on June 18, 1666 (6/666/1000 + 666) the Year of Redemption (Geula) or the Year of the Moschiach (Messiah) would arrive.  That day never came.  On February 1666, Shabbatai Zevi was captured by the Turkish Sultan of Constantinople, imprisoned and subsequently converted to Islam.  The false Sabbatean messianic revival that captured the minds of the majority of the Jewish people was soon discredited. 


  Shabbatai Zevi, the false Messiah of Judaism


Instead of disappearing, the followers of Sabbatai Zevi went underground.  They soon emerged in the Sabbatean revival by the son of a Jewish rabbi Yakov ben Judah Leib Frankovich (1726-1791), called Jacob Frank whose followers were known as the Frankists.  The Frankists took the new mystical anti-Torah, anti-Talmudic teachings of mystical Shabbataism and spread it all over central Europe.  As part of their anti-Torah Judaism, they taught that the conversion to Catholicism with the help of the emissaries of the Society of Jesus, the Jesuit Order, the Jews could move through an intermediate growth stage on the way to the future and final messianic religion


The final federation or alliance came when in Frankfurt, Germany, as Barry Chamish wrote in his article titled, Kerry, Gaza and the New Sabbatean Holocaust”,


Barry Chamish -Frankfurt at the time was the headquarters of the Jesuit, Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Illuminati, as well as Rothschild Brothers’ financial empire.  This is worth repeating; Frankfurt was the birthplace of both the Illuminati and the Rothschild Empire. When Jacob Frank entered the city, the alliance between the two had already begun. Weishaupt provided the conspiratorial resources of the Jesuit Order, while the Rothschilds contributed the money.  What was missing was a means to spread the agenda of the Illuminati and the Frankists added with their network of agents throughout the Christian and Islamic worlds(Barry Chamish, Kerry, Gaza and the New Sabbatean Holocaust, pg 2) 


It was Rabbi Antelman who demonstrated in his seminal study that from the loins of the Illuminati Shabbataists, the Napoleon French Rebellion and the American Masonic Rebellion against Britain sprouted.  Yes, the founders of the young republic of American were members of the Scottish Masonic lodges and as such were affected by the Sabbatean influence of corrupted mystical Judaism.   


As BibleSearchers documented in Jacob Frank, and the Jewish Alliance with the Illuminati and the Rothschilds,that:  


BibleSearchers Reflections – “From the loins of the Illuminati and the Shabbateans, the Jews, Karl Marx and Frederick Engel, established the roots of communism.  From the loins of the Rothschild Frankists Sabbateans, John Jowe Astor and Jacob Schiff went to America, enlisted the support of the robber barons of America, Rockefeller and J.P. Morgan, and established the roots of globalism in the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).  The goal of the CFR according to Chamish is “to overthrow the American Constitution and switch the nation’s diplomacy to Illuminates.” 


The thread of political and moral corruption continued this time in the heart of German Jews in the 1830s.  The Jewish Enlightenment was initiated by German Jewish composer Moses Mendelssohn, ancestor of the German composer, Felix Mendelssohn. The movements of the Reform and Conservative Judaism were to bring ecumenical anti-Torah ideas of Christian Frankists into orthodox Judaism.  The goal was to dilute the morality of Torah-observant Jews.  The Jews who did not comply were quietly removed and disappeared.”


What is now historically known, the Frankists, now Roman Catholics in alliance with Weishaupt’s Jesuits, soon became active agents in Napoleon’s French Revolution.  In 1782, a Moses Dobruschka, also known as Franz Thomas von Schoenfeld, moved to Vienna and under the influence of Jacob Frank, became a founder of the Asiatic Brotherhood, whose members were predominately Jewish. (Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 6, cols. 143-4)  Under the assumed name of Junius Frey, Moses Dobruschka (aka. Franz Thomas con Schoenfeld) became a member of the Jacobines, and took the mystical teaching of Shabbatai Zevi to the top of the British and Scottish Freemasonry lodges.  The origins of the Scottish rite, known as the Continental Masonry, as practiced in the mid 18th century were formulated with the renewal of the constitutions of the Scottish Rite in 1761, 1762 and 1786 and spread around the world on the heels of British Imperialism.  Scottish Masonry is practiced today in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.  (Scottish Rite Masons)


As the Jewish Frankists disappeared into the American and European landscape as Catholic Christians, their Jesuit ties remained intact while their Jewish roots disappeared.  If the American Revolution came from the loins of messianic Judaism in the 1640-1690s, so also similar spiritual movements were affected in the Christian world by the Jewish messianic revival.  The father of Pietism, Philipp Jakob Spener, more than likely Jewish, became the senior minister at Frankfurt am Main in 1666, in the same year that Shabbatai Zevi announced to be the year of the Moschiach.  In the same city of Frankfurt that the Illuminati, the Sabbatean Frankists and the Rothschild dynasty called home, Philipp Spener began a reform movement and a call for spiritual piety that soon blanketed the entire country of Germany.


Called Pietism, this holiness movement soon came under the leadership of an August Hermann Franke, whose name also betrays his Jewish roots.  Franke together with Spener founded the University of Halle, the most vigorous evangelistic center for Christian Piety in Europe.  It was Spener’s son, Count Nikolas von Zinzendorf who became the head of the renewed Moravian Church and revived the Bohemian Unity of the Brethren. On a trip with a company of Bohemian Moravians in the open ocean, the ship was about to capsize.  There the 15th child of a non-conformist minister watched the faith and piety of the Moravians in the floundering boat.  There he gave his heart to that Jewish Rabboni called “Jesus of Nazareth”.  His name was John Wesley (1703 – 1791) and for the rest of his life, he applied the teaching of pietism transforming it into the greatest era of revivalism in England.  Called the Wesleyan Movement, its people became the future Methodist Church


This Pietist August Hermann Franke was a correspondent in the 17th century with the New England Puritan Cotton Mather (1663-1728), who sought to bring spiritual piety to the worship of New Englanders before the Revolution. On the tail of the Mather’s holiness movement the first of two American Great Awakenings began in the 1730’s to the 1740’s.  The First American Great Awakening paralleled the ministry of Baal Shem Tov (1700-1760) that brought Hasidic revivalism into Judaism.  Their descendants called Chassidic Judaism moved outside of orthodox Jewish ritualism to a pietistic communion with God


As the French and the American Revolution swept the continent and the New World, the piety movements began to lay their historical roots in the literal interpretation of scripture.  Within a century of the First American Great Awakening and the Chassidic revivalism in Judaism, both the Christians in America and the Jewish people on the continent of Europe became receptive to the call looking in anticipation of the literal and physical return of the Moschiach (Messiah). 


The Jews were looking for the return of the twin messiahs, the Maschiach ben Yosef (Messiah son of Joseph) and the Maschiach ben David (Messiah son of David).  The call for aliyah or the return to the Land of Israel, resonated louder and louder in their psychic.  At the same time, the Protestants in the Second Great Awakening (1830-1840s) were looking for the return of the Jewish messiah, Jesus the Messiah, son of Joseph son of David (Yahshua haMaschiach ben Yosef ben David) who claimed the He was the son of His Father, the Eternal One of Israel. 


The Advent Believers in the Second American Great Awakening along the eastern Atlantic coastline focused on the date of October 22, 1844 as the anticipated date for the literal coming of the Messiah.  According to their calculations, this was the expected date of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Judgment according to contacts they had with the Karaite Jews.  One of the greatest leaders of this movement that swept through all the denominations in America was a young lady, Ellen Gould Harmon.  She was a child prodigy of the Wesleyan Piety Movement. She later became a profound leader in the largest Protestant denomination that would emerge out of the Advent Movement, the Seventh-day Adventist Church.  


In a way we can state that the global march to the final One World Government began in 1492 when the Jewish sailing merchant Christopher Columbus re-discovered the Americas for the Spanish crown of Ferdinand and Isabella.  The fact that Columbus worshipped on the Jewish Seventh-day Sabbath before setting sail is now a matter of history.  It was July 30, 1492 that the entire Spanish Jewish community was expelled from Spain. As written in the dairy of Christopher Columbus:


Christopher Columbus – “In the same month in which their Majesties [Ferdinand and Isabella] issued the edict that all Jews should be driven out of the kingdom and its territories, in the same month they gave me the order to undertake with sufficient men my expedition of discovery to the Indies."

Christopher Columbus


As documented in the Jewish Virtual Library in an article titled, “The Expulsion of the Jews, 1492”, we learn that on August 3, 1492, as the expulsion was taking effect,   “Columbus sailed the ocean blue” leaving from the harbor at Palos, Spain in search of the “New India.”  The colonial thrust to find a new passage to reach the gold and spices of India led to the finding of a New World.  The initial discovery to the Spanish rulers was profound in the fact that in this land, whole societies of people lived that needed to be saved for the Catholic Church.  Thus began the first wedge to drive out or subdue these “savages” by force so that a new continent could be built for God.  From whence came this messianic zeal?  


In the Jewish accounting of morality and justice, the plundering that was launched against the American Indians from America’s Eastern seaboard has to date not been held into account in the ledgers of the God of Israel in heaven. In the Jewish traditions, the trial in the Heavenly Court is suspended until the offending party that initiated the crime begins to act like a “satan” and verbally accuses others who may be less guilty or not guilty at all of committing these crimes.  When such a person becomes an “accuser of the brethren”, he also resurrects that “spirit of accusation” in the Divine Court System again him and his nation.


When the call went out in the 1840’s, the “Time of God’s Judgment has Come,” the United States of America was actively at war with the Nations of Indians in America.  On that day on 911, 2001,  when Americans saw the finger of destruction rain down upon their largest economic center and the seat of their military power, instead of evoking the God of their Lord in humility and supplication, the President of America raised his hand in accusation against national parties that were not even involved.  He also began at that time the unrelenting quest to re-divide Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).  On 911, spirit of accusation in the Divine Court of Justice began to swing against America. 


The Identification of Mogog by the Great Jewish Mystic Sages


As we look at the migrations of the children of Noah and follow the imprint of their social culture, we also seek to find the kernels of truth imbedded in the prophets of the Hebrews.  As it now appears, the children of the tribe of Magog were now settled in a New World while they left their ancestral Sefardic Gedolimbrethren, Meshach and Tuval in Eurasia bordered by the Ural Mountains; Meshach living towards Europe and Tubal living towards Asia. With Yerushalayim (Jerusalem) as the geo-political axis of the world, the lands of Meshach and Tubal lay straight to the north of Yerushalayim


The Rabbinic Scholars of GogUMogog


The search for Gog of the Land of Mogog continues as we appeal to the research of the orthodox Jewish scholars from the Chassidish, Litvish and Sephardic communities in Israel.  In their research in the Nevous (prophecies) of the TaNaKh (24 Books of the Jewish Bible) and the Chazal (the writings of the  great Talmudic sages) suggests that these prophecies have been or are currently being fulfilled before our eyes and in our generation.  In the website, gogumogog, (Gog son of Mogog) these scholars reveal the guiding lights or the Torah Giants of their prophetic studies. 


As stated on their website,


Chofetz ChaimLubavitcher RebbeThe first Torah Giant in our time period who asserted with certainty that we are indeed in the very last stages of exile, was the saintly Chofetz Chaim zt”l (R’ Yisroel Meir haKohen 1838-1933). He wrote and lectured extensively on this topic. His student the Kodosh R’ Elchonon Wasserman zt”l hy”d (1875-1942), continued in his Rebbe’s footsteps and wrote copiously about the “signs” of “Ikvisa DeMoshicha” (the ‘heels’ of Moshiach, i.e., the time period directly preceding Moshiach). Much of his writings on this topic have been recently collected in “Koveitz Ma’amorim Ve’Igros”, published by Yeshivas Ohr Elchonon in Jerusalem.

After the Holocaust the Gedolim continued to proclaim the same message. Giants of the Chassidic world like the Satmar Rebbe zt”l and the Lubavitcher Rebbe zt”l often stressed that according to all the indications we are but moments away from the Geulah (Redemption). Much of the Satmar Rebbe’s talks on this issue were collected in a Sefer (book) titled “HaDor HoAcharon” by R’ Alter Moshe Goldberger. The Lubavitcher Rebbe’s
Reb Elchonon Bookideas were Rav Moshecollected in “Yemos Hamoshiach” by R’ Menachem Brod. Sefardic and Litvish Gedolim as well were voicing the same message.

After the Six Day War, R’ Refael HaLevi Eisenberg from Jerusalem published “Chevlei Moshiach BeZmaneinu” (The Birth-pangs of Messiah in our Times) which meticulously details much of the prophecies in Tanach and demonstrates how they are unfolding in our time. He received approbations from the  Gedolim (Torah leaders), including the leading Posek (master of Jewish law) of our generation, Horav Moshe Feinstein zt”l.”


So to the article in GogUMogog titled, “Who is Gog from the Land of Magog?” we continue our search. 


Mogog according to the Esteemed Mystic, Rabbi Issac Luria of Safed, Israel


In the Talmud, the most relevant resource of post-Biblical Jewish knowledge, the identity of Gog and the Land of Mogog is deemed irrelevant.  Why?


While Gentile Christian prophetic scholars over the centuries have tried to understand this profound prophecy for Israel, it was Ari, known as Rabbi Issac Luria living in Safed , Israel between 1534-1572 CE, who gave prophetic students one of the most profound insights into the identity of Gog.  Ari was known as the “great and holy mystic” and the “most eminent of all kabbalists.”  That Rabbi Luria’s insight carries extreme weight in the Jewish orthodox community is based on the fact that “his word is the undisputed final word amongst all Jewish sages in every part of the world for almost 500 years. He is said to have studied with the prophet Elijah on a daily basis. He is known as “The Holy Ari of Blessed Memory.”

According to Rebbi Luria, “The words “GogUMogog” have a numeric value of 70 (3+6+3+6+40+3+6+3) according to the gematria of the Hebrew alphabet.  Since in the Hebrew language there are no numerals to represent numbers, then the letters of the Hebrew alphabet each represent a certain number according to their placement within the alphabet.  In essence, every Hebrew letter has also a number value that it represents.


The number seventy (70) is an important number in Hebrew literature.  According to Genesis 10, seventy represents the number of root tribes or national groups that migrated away from Babel at the time of the destruction of the great Tower of Bavel (Babel).  Even though the United Nations represents over 200 nations in the world today, many of these political nations represent one nation group. When we look in the Middle East, the 21 different Arab nations are represented as 1 nation.  In the context of the future Gog-Magog War against Israel, the leader, Gog from Mogog will head up a super coalition or a One World Order that will dominate the geo-politics of the 70 gentile nations of this planet earth


According the Rabbi Issac Luria, Mogog was specifically identified in the 16th century as a world super-power.  In fact, in the Tractate Sanhedrin (94,a) we receive an important clue when it states:


Sanhedrin Tractate“G-d, blessed be He, wished to appoint Hezekiah (King of Judah in 562 BCE) as the Messiah, and Sennacherib (King of the Assyrian Empire) as Gog and Magog”.


While this Talmudic tractate continues its observations on why this plan did not come about, the important fact of note is the fact that in the Talmud, Mogog is not referenced to a specific nation. As stated by the Jewish scholars at GogUMogog:


GogUMogog – “At the time of Redemption, whenever that may be, a given nation will take on the identity of Mogog, regardless of its particular name or local.”


“Place from the Far North”

globe from north poll

Once again, no claim was made by Ezekiel concerning Gog’s identity except from the claim,


The “Place from the Far North” – the New World landing site for the children of Magog


Ezekiel 38:15 – “Then you will come from your place out of the far north, you and many peoples with you…”


If you were to ascend into the skies and view the world from the perspective of the Divine at the time of the Prophet Ezekiel, what would you see and perceive?  Our earth is a globe.  From the perspective of the South Pole, everything is north.  What is important is the question, what is the geographic center of the world of the Hebrews and the perspective of the God of Israel?  This question is critical as many prophecies, including the four horsemen of the apocalypse in Zechariah and Revelation go to and return from the four cardinal points of the globe.  As we also have an intense interest also in the “king of the North” as opposed to the “king of the South”, we will soon look at this famous war by the “King of the North” in the Sefer (Book) of Ezekiel. 


globe wirh north southIt was the Greek geographers who first divided this globe into hemispheres: North, East, West and South (NEWS).  The equator was the zero latitude and the poles were at the furthest extremities of the globe. Yet this still does not define the place of the “far North.”  Is this the “Far North” in Washington, D.C.?  What about London, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City or Rome? 


The Axis Tilt of this Planet Earth with the Northern and the Southern Hemispheres


From the perspective of the Torah, we now extend our search for the Land of Magog in the place from the “Far North.”  If you know where the radial Axis point or the Nodal point of the earth is, then the “furthest point” can be determined as going to the top and then you will begin soon to be going south. 


This planet earth is tilted on axis 23.5 degrees away from its line perpendicular to its plane of orbit to the sun.  As such, we must assume that the earth’s plane of orbit does not in itself determine where exact north or south is.  Even the concept of where is east and west is an arbitrary concept that was determined at the request of the United States of America in 1884.  At the International Meridian Conference that was convened in Washington D.C., 41 delegates from 25 nations of the world met to determine where the International Date Line would be.  Yet the perspective of the Torah is different.  To the God of Israel, north and south and for that matter, east and west are concepts of His own choosing. 


“Go Up” to the Land of Israel


Turning to Genesis 45:9, we read of that day when Joseph, the governor of Egypt identified himself to his own brethren in his private banquet room.  Even though they had to travel to the northeast to reach the land of Israel from Egypt, Joseph’s instructions indicated that they were to “go up” to the Land of Israel and in return, “go down” to the Land of Egypt.                  .


Genesis 45:9 – “Hurry, go up to my father and say to him, ‘So says your son Josef, G-d made me master over all Egypt. Come down to me - do not delay.”

The Hebrew word for “go up” is called “Value”.  The Jewish sage Rabbi Shlomo Yitzhaki (1040-1105 CE), known as Rashi, in his commentary concerning the Hebrew word, “Value”, he stated that it described the journey to the Land of Israel called Eretz Yisra’el.  In the Jewish world view, Eretz Yisra’el is higher than all other lands. 


When we go to the Land of Israel, we see the mountains of Zion.  When compared to the Alps, Rockies, Urals or the Himalayas, they are not very impressive.  It was Maharsha (R’ Shmuel Eliezar Eidels) in Poland (1555-1632), one of the greatest of Talmudic commentary writers who suggested that the mountain’s height in the Land of Israel in elevation from the Mediterranean Sea level was not relevant to the Talmudic scholars.  Neither is it relevant to the God of Israel. In the eyes of the Jewish sages, the Land of Israel is at the top of the Earth’s sphere.  For the pilgrim returning to “The Land”, this spiritual journey was viewed as an ascent to the mount of the Lord.


This same theme was picked by the Prophet Isaiah in his commentary on Judah as the Light to the Nations who wrote concerning the time of the end when he referenced the phrase “go up” as follows:


Isaiah 2:1-5 – “The Word that Isaiah the son of Amos saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.  Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. 


Many people shall come and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths.’  For out of Zion shall go forth the Law, and the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.  He shall judge between the nations, and rebuke many people. They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. 


O House of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord.  


Traveling anywhere to the Land of Israel is spoken of as an ascent.  We can see this is true today.  For the millions of gentile Christian pilgrims who visit Jerusalem every year, a few days in the “Holy Land” is a spiritual ascent in which they will never forget


When we read in the Sefer (Book) of Hosea concerning the Faithful Husband Yahweh and the prodigal wife Israel, we notice again that the God of Israel states that when return of the house of Israel begin their return to the Land of Israel at the time of the end, they will “go up” out of the land of their exile and return to the land of their redemption, the Land of Israel:


Hosea 1:9-11 – “Call his name, Lo-Ammi, for you are not My people, and I will not be your God.”  Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured or numbered.  And it shall come to pass in the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not My people,’ There it shall be said to them, ‘You are the sons of the living God.’  Then the children of Judah and the children of Israel shall be gathered together, and appoint for themselves one head (Messiah); and they shall “go up” (come up) out of the land (of their exile), for great will be the day of Jezreel!”


The scripture is expressively clear, there is only one place on this planet earth that the God of Israel calls His own: Israel and the geographical center of this globe, the city of Jerusalem.  Why is this important? 


The “Apple of God’s Eye”


According to the Prophet Zechariah, the importance of Israel is succinctly stated in the following verse.

Zechariah 2:9 “For he that touches you (Israel) touches the Apple (Pupil) of His (God’s) eye.”


The Helix Nebula NGC 7293 (The “Eye of God”) photo by NASA from Hubble Telescope


The God of Israel is jealous for His own people and His own Land.  That fact is stated over and over in the Hebrew scriptures.  Why would He be jealous?  Did not the God of Israel command His people to worship Him and celebrate with Him on the Seventh-day Sabbath (Shabbat) as a memorial to Yahweh as the God of Creation who created man in His own image and “rested” on His Shabbat? 


What did Pharisaic student of the School of Gamaliel, Shaul (Apostle Paul), have to say about the Jews and the Israelites:


Romans 9:4-5“They are Israelites; they were made God’s sons; theirs is the splendor of the divine presence (Tiferet of the sefirot), theirs is the covenant (Old and re-Newed), law (Torah), the temple worship (and the festivals of the Lord) and the promises.  Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them, in natural descent, sprang the Messiah.  May God, supreme above all, be blessed for ever! Amen. (NEB)


Eliminate the Israelites and the Jews and what do you have?  The powers of the dark forces will reign over this planet earth. Is there a reason the God of Israel seeks to protect His own?  Absolutely!  As the Lord of hosts protected Job from being eliminated by Satan so also the God of Israel will protect His own people.  If the chosen ones of the God of Israel were to be eliminated off the face of the earth and the Land of Israel and Jerusalem destroyed and blotted from all memory, so also the memory of the God of Israel would be destroyed and eliminated from this planet.  The powers of the heavens are in revolt against the Almighty One.  According to the prophets, one-third of the angelic hosts have fallen to the powers of darkness and deceit by the arch-deceiver, HaSatan (“The Satan”). This battle rages today and is felt by all of our lives.

Jerusalem centre of the world

Israel as the Navel of the Earth

One of the most profound traditions of Judaism concerning the location of the Land of Israel is that Jerusalem is the “Navel” of the world and the creation of this planet earth began at the site of the Even Hashisiya (Foundation Stone) that was located in the Holy of Holiest in the Temple of Solomon.  This stone today is felt by rabbinic scholars to be centered in the middle of the Moslem Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount.


Jerusalem as the Navel of the World



In the Sefer Yetzira 4:4, we see that in the sage’s concept of the site of the Holy of Holiest that it represented a three-dimensional model in its relationship to this planet earth. 


Sefer Yetzira 4:4 -
Seven Doubles: BGD KPRT
      Up and down
      East and west
      North and south
And the
Holy Palace precisely in the center
      and it supports them all.

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The Mosque of Omar where the Foundation Stone resides


This concept of Jerusalem as the Navel of the World was portrayed beautifully in the following verse from the Midrash Tanchuma. 


Midrash Tanchuma, Qedozhim –

“As the navel is set in the center of the human body,

so is the Land of Israel the Navel of the world

situated in the center of the world,

and Jerusalem in the center of the Land of Israel,

and the Sanctuary in the center of Jerusalem,

and the Holy Place in the center of the Sanctuary,

and the Ark in the center of the Holy Place,

and the Foundation Stone before the Holy Place,

because, from it the world was founded.”  

even shesiya

 The “Foundation” Stone in the middle of the Mosque of Omar on the Temple Mount


As we examine further the prophecy of Gog from the Land of Mogog who comes from “the distant north”, we find that Ezekiel was introducing Gog from the Land of the Mogog at the same time as he gave the message of the Lord defining where these evil hordes were heading; to Israel and the people “inhabiting the navel of the earth.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              



Ezekiel 38:10,12 “You will have made an evil plan on that day... to pass your hand over rebuilt ruins and a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and possessions, [a people] inhabiting the navel of the earth.”


Jerusalem as the Geo-political Vortex for the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse


This concept of Jerusalem as the geo-political Axis of this planet earth, gives significant insight to many other prophetic enigmas written by the prophets of old.  It was the Prophet Zechariah who raised his eyes and beheld:


Zechariah 6:1-6Four chariots were coming from between two mountains, and the mountains were mountains of bronze.  With the first chariot were red horses, with the second chariot black horses, with the third chariot white horses, and with the fourth chariot dappled horses – strong steeds… “These are the four spirits of heaven, who go  out from their station before the Lord of all the earth. The one with black horses is going to the north country, the white are going after them, and the dappled are going toward the south country.”


We then turn to the Sefer (Book) of Revelation and visit the vision of the four living creatures.  Here are introduced to John the four horses of the apocalypse; red, black, white and dappled.  Were these the same horses of the four horse and chariots of Zechariah who went out over the whole earth?  Here in Revelation these horses were returning back towards Jerusalem.


Revelation 6:2, 4-6, 8 – “And I looked, and beheld a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer…”Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it granted to the one who sat on it a take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given to him a great sword….So I looked, and behold, a black horse, and he who sat on it had a pair of scales in his hand….”a quart of wheat for a denarius, and three quarts of barley for a denarius; and do not harm the oil and the wine…So I looked, and behold, a pale horse. And the name of him who sat on it was Death, and Hades followed with him. And power was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword, with hunger, with death, and by the beast of the earth.”


The “North” from the Perspective of the Torah


globe with israel in middleAccording to the Jewish scholars on GogUMogog, “if the Torah considers the Land of Israel as being at the center of the Earth, there are only two possibilities to determine Earth’s northern extremity.”  First we will analyze the distance to the furthest northern place on this globe and second we will consider the furthest north in reference to the northern hemisphere where the Land of Israel is placed.


The Place of the Far North from Jerusalem and the Land of Israel


The Distance to the Furthest Northern Place on this Globe from the Land of Israel


As viewed by the astronauts from space, this planet earth is spherical in shape.  It is not a true sphere because there is a bulge at the equator.  We do know that the circumference of the Earth is 24,901.55 miles at the equator and 24,859.82 miles through the poles


Let us assume with the Hebrew world view that Jerusalem is the center, nodal or navel of the earth and when a map of this earth is spread out flat like a pancake with Jerusalem at the center, where would the “far north” be? 


The Land of Israel is located on the 31st parallel north of the equator.  Let us take an imaginary journey from the Ben Gurion Airport near Jerusalem and head straight north and continue for a total of 12,500 miles away from Israel (half the distance of the circumference of the earth), where would we be?  First we would head towards the Arctic Circle. 


As we fly over the northern polar region in the Arctic Circle and cross over the North Pole, we suddenly find ourselves turning south.  We then complete our journey down to the 31st parallel south of the equator on the opposite side of the globe.  Here we land in the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand.  Let us now place a new circumferential line around the earth from the Land of Israel on the 31st parallel north of the equator and the Pacific Ocean near New Zealand at the 31st parallel south of the equator. 


Any region, including the United States of America north of that equatorial line between the 31st parallel north in Israel and the 31st parallel south in the Pacific would be consider north of Israel.


Next let us next consider, with the calculation of about 25,000 miles around this planet, one fourth of that distance heading north into the northern hemisphere would put us in the farthest northern most point of this globe from Israel.  Here at a distance of 6,250 miles away from Israel heading toward the geo-magnetic pole and beyond, we will find the “Furthest Northern Place on this Globe from the Land of Israel.”  


Let us now take another imaginary journey, flying once again due north from Ben Gurion Airport outside of Jerusalem.  For a distance of 6,250 miles we fly, heading north through Eastern Europe at Siberia, over the Arctic Circle and pass over the North Pole.  At 6,247 miles from Jerusalem, we will land in the city of Kodiak just to the east of the Aleutian Peninsula in the Gulf of Alaska. If we consider the Torah view of this prophecy of Gog of the Land of Magog, the entire state of Alaska would be the distance or the “far north” region from Eretz Yisra’el (the Land of Israel).  


Is it not amazing that in this same region 3776 years ago, the First One World Order of the Empire of Nimrod was overthrown after the Flood of Noah at the site of the Tower of Babel.  At this time the children of Noah spread out over the face of the earth.  The ancient Mongols from the House of Mogog migrated north out of Babel and then east across Asia.  Near the town of Kodiak, Alaska, they entered the continent of the Americas and they dispersed over the entire continent of North America.  With this fact in mind, the Land of Mogog in the TaNaKh is the United States of America today.


The Distance to the Furthest North in reference to the Northern Hemisphere where the Land of Israel is placed.

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The United States North and West of Jerusalem


Now that we have considered the northern region of the Land of Magog, let us now take a third imaginary journey and fly west from Ben Gurion Airport out of Jerusalem.  What would be the closest distance that we would touch land straight to the west or west-northwest from the “navel” of the earth after cross over the “Great Sea” called the Atlantic Ocean?  We would land on the eastern border of the State of Maine


What is amazing is the interesting parallel that: the northern state border of Alaska and the eastern state border of Maine are both 5,300 miles away from the Land of Israel. If we look at this perspective, the United States is both north and west of Jerusalem. 


The rabbinic discussions concerning these boundaries are profound because they affect many different commands of the Lord, such as the observance of the Shabbat (Seventh-day Sabbath), the festivals of the Lord and even regarding the mitzvah of the Lord on wearing the tefillin.  When we enter into this discussion on the determination of the Biblical Prime Meridian or the Halachah International Date Line, we are entering intensive discussion into serious issues of halachah observance.  These discussions you can analyze on two separate Jewish articles, The International Date Line and Halachah” on Rabbi Jachter’s Halachah Files and “Parshas VaYigash: The International Date Line” by Tzemachdovid


As such the current rabbinic consensus is that the Halachah Prime Meridian goes through the Even Hashisiya or at 180 degrees from the Land of Israel at the 144th meridian west.  Can you guess where this Prime Meridian passes through?  The State of Alaska. 


The Biblical North as the “Place of all Evil”


In the days of the Nations of Israel and Judah, destruction always appears to come from the north.  This was literally true.  When the Assyrians and the Babylonians maneuvered their troops to the Land of Israel they followed the contour of the Euphrates River, across the Fertile Crescent until they came to the Land of Syria.  They then headed south along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. 


When we study the relationship of Magog to Israel as the “far north” and its relationship to Esau-Edom to the left or west, we also find strong parallels.  In one of the oldest and most important of the classical texts on Jewish Kabbalah is called the “Bahir.”  It was written in the first middle east map oldcentury CE by Rabbi Nechuniah ben HaKana near the time of the Hebrew Nazarene Ecclesia by James the Just brother of Jesus


In the Bahir, the word “north” is identified as the place and source of all evil.  This is documented in Rabbi Kaplan’s edition of the Bahir in chapter 163


The Fertile Crescent and the route of the Invasion from the East


It is this same Kabbalistic connection that is portrayed also in the Sefer (Book) of Revelation when the message was sent to the Seven Ecclesias (churches) of Asia.  Here was the city of Pergamus that also was located north-west to the city of Jerusalem.   This city was called the “Seat of Satan.” That this “seat” in the city of Pergamus was connected with the migration of the Babylonian priesthood from the city of Babylon, after Babylon fell to Cyrus the Mede, to the city of Rome is also historically documented in the book, The Two Babylons by Alexander Hislop. 


The Religious “North” and the “South”


According also to mystical Judaism, the concept of “north” and “south” are applied to the two world religions whose roots also came from the Hebrew-Judaic faith.  These two are Christianity and Islam.  The difference according to the sages, they are linked to opposite directions; Christianity to the “North” and to the “Left and Islam to the “South” and the “Right.” 


When a Jew is facing to the East, Christianity is represented spiritually and almost literally to “Left” and to the “North.”  At the same time, Islam is represented spiritually and almost literally to the “Right” and to the “South.”   The Christians celebrate Sunday which is represented as to the “Left” of the Jewish Shabbat and the Moslems worship on Friday which is to the “Right” of the Jewish Sabbath. 


With these two motifs the prophecies of Daniel concerning the “King of the North” and the “King of the South” take on a new reality. 


Daniel 11:40-45 – “At the time of the end, the king of the south will engage [the forces of the north]. But the king of the north will storm him with chariots and cavalry and many ships. He will invade lands, sweeping through them and moving on. He will also invade the desirable land, and many will fall. Yet these will escape his grasp: Edom (Saudi Arabia), Moab, and the prominent Ammonites (Jordan). He will stretch out his hand against the lands; not [even] the land of Egypt will be spared. He will gain control over the hidden stores of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt. The Libyans and Ethiopians, too, [will follow] at his heel.


But tidings out of the east and the north will alarm him. He will sally forth with great fury to destroy and decimate multitudes, pitching his royal tents between the sea and the desirable holy mountain. Then he will meet his end with no one to assist him.”

What has puzzled many prophetic scholars was whether in the Bible or the commentaries of the Jewish sages, Babylon was considered to be north or to the east of Jerusalem.  When we analyze this dilemma on a global map we find that the city of Babylon is close to 500 miles east of Jerusalem and 50 miles to the north.  Today, the Jewish people consider Babylon as a land to their east and the Babylonian Talmudic sages agree and refer to the Land of Israel as “Ma-arava,” or to the “West.”  Yet, the invasions of the imperial nations that lived to the east actually came across the fertile crescent and literally came down from the north into the Land of Israel.


This Left/North and Right/South metaphysical perspective in the Kabbalah does have some interesting ramification on the understanding of the prophecies of Ezekiel, Daniel and the other Hebrew prophets.  It was the Prophet Jeremiah who wrote when danger and destruction came to Israel by the hands of the Babylonians:


Jeremiah 1:14 – “”Then the Lord said to me:  “Out of the north calamity “the Evil” shall break forth on all the inhabitants of the land (of Israel).  For behold, I am calling all the families of the kingdoms of the north,” says the Lord; “They shall come and each one set his throne at the entrance of the gates of Jerusalem, against all its walls all around, and against all the cities of Judah.” 


These prophecies are profound in that the literal impact of these ancient imperial powers who rose up against the Land of Israel were but shadow-pictures of that future day at the time of the end.  At this time, the descendants of all of these nations shall rise up again in the final “Drama of the Ages” and seek to possess “Land” that the Lord of host claims to be His own.   The mini-dramas that were played out on the geo-political stage of world events will be replayed again all at the time of the end in “Finale.”  All the “streams of prophecy” will coalesce into one mega-stream fulfilling all that the Lord of hosts said would be fulfilled through the words of His prophets.   


The fact that the God of Israel is “calling all the families of the kingdoms to the north (and west) of Israel carries with it the connotation that Russia, the European Union and the United States will together be in a coalition in the future called the Gog-Magog War as described in Ezekiel 38. This war may possibly also be the same war between the “King of the North” and the “King of the South” in Daniel 11.


As the world is pondering her fate, the United States has borrowed more money since 911 than all the prior presidents of the United States combined to achieve her “spiritual destiny.”  The fate of the vaunted leader of the Golden Internationale appears to be sealed.  This American gentile Christian nation is drawing closer and closer into full military confrontation with all the Islamic nations and finally against the Nation of Israel in a way that gives flesh with to Ezekiel’s prophecy:


Ezekiel 38:4 – I will entice you, and put hooks in your cheeks. I will bring you with your entire army, horses and horsemen, all of them fully outfitted, in huge numbers of troops, all of them with shields, holding swords.


The Nation of Israel literally feels the oppressive vice-like power of hatred surrounding her by her Islamic neighbors to the east and south and the ascending and strident demands from her “Christian” neighbors to the west and north.  Will the final cleansing act of the Nation of Israel portray the actual intent of the Hebrew prophets?  If so, the Nation of Israel should possibly reconsider her strategies in the geo-political field of international relations.  It will be the north and western dimension that will become the primary source of destructive power against Israel. 


America, the Land of Magog, now the Occupier of the Land of Babylon

It has been stated but not heard fully on the international political scene; the thrust of the American military and political might in the invasion into Iraq in 2004 has achieved a strategic Biblical geo-political goal.  As America’s “northern connection,” and the divine reality that the God of Israel is sovereign and in control of the destiny of the nations, we can safely assume that America was brought to the land of Iraq.  Why? The purpose was to eliminate the evil force of Saddam Hussein.  It was Saddam Hussein who felt firmly within his own heart that he was the final incarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar.  With the military occupation forces of the United States now stationed in Iraq, they are now not just spiritually but literally “North” of Jerusalem.  This idea is even more punctuated by fact that the American forces are stationed only in the northern sector of Iraq while the British and the Poles are stationed in Southern Iraq at Botzrah, at the mouth of the Euphrates.


While we watch the unfolding of biblical prophecy before our very eyes, we can now see that America is the last nation chosen by the Lord of hosts to confront Israel and to seek to control Israel’s destiny at the time of the end.  This same America is now occupying the same land that ancient Babylon occupied when it became the first imperial nation to confront and conquer that Jewish state 2,427 years ago.  It appears that America as the leader of “Spiritual Babylon” has now arisen to claim her destiny that she may be the last imperial power to oppress the Land of Israel. 


satilite photo of the US smallAs BibleSearchers have claimed many times, the oppressive movements of the imperial powers that lay claim to the Land of Israel were but shadow pictures of that final drama in the “Great Conflict between Christ and Satan” in which all of these shadow pictures will be re-enacted again at the time of the end.  Is the curtain about to rise for the Final Drama?   


When we look at Mogog’s Gematria, the number is 52 (40+3+6+3).  Does this relate to the 50 states of the United States of America plus the two states that have and are strongly organized with political action groups that are actively seeking statehood; Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia?  The Jewish scholars of GogUMogog suggest, “It is therefore very possible that in the spiritual realms, where the prophets experience their visions, the U.S. is represented by 52 distinct spiritual forces, even though from a technical and legal point of view down on Earth, 2 of the 52 are not actually “states.”  According to these same scholars, while the Torah Codes and gematria are never a source of proof concerning “truth”, once the reality of a spiritual truth is evident the confirmation of a “code” or a “gematria” can add “spice and pepper” to our understanding of that truth.


The Identification of Gog by Mystical Judaism

President George W. Bush shakes hands with a Mongolian cultural performer.

With the identity of the Land of Magog being the United States of America, we can now see the relationship to “Mystery Babylon.”


U.S President George W. Bush, left, stops to shake hands with Mongolians in traditional costumes he visits the Ikh Tenger on Mongolian culture, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Monday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Revelation 17:2 – “And I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and precious stones and pearls, having in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the filthiness of her fornication. And on her forehead a name was written: Mystery, Babylon the great, the Mother of Harlots and of the Abominations of the Earth.”


Here we see the United States as the leading global and economic power of the Golden InternationaleThe identity of the “Chief Leader” of this global economic and political force is coming into clearer focus.  But how did America assume the role of the Land of Magog? 


We have looked at various possibilities for who Gog could be.  We know today that the tribes of Meshach and Tuval have stayed in their lands of inheritance in northern Eurasia near the Ural Mountains.  If fact, they are as far north of Jerusalem as one can inhabit the land without crossing or moving beyond the North Pole.  Meshach and Tuval truly dwell in the uttermost and furthest part of the North and still be on the Eurasian continent.  No matter how you look at the prophecy, somewhere, Meshach and Tuval will be a part of this time of the end coalition.


But nowhere in the Ezekiel prophecy are any hints that Gog is anything else but from the Land of Magog.  Does that mean his ancestry is from the tribe of Magog? No!  Yet somehow, he is identified to the Land of Magog or their tribal inheritance after they left Babylon and the Tower of Babel.  What ties could this leader have with the Mongolians?  Did some form of Mongolian blood slip into his veins? 


We do know from history that the Golden Horde did control the eastern provinces of pre-Renaissance Russia.  They also made it to the doors of Jerusalem in the 13th century but were repulsed by the Mameluks and never did return.  Could Gog be a leader from the land of Russia as popularly is acclaimed by many Christian prophetic expositors?  This fact is possible.  The problem we encounter is that to date no leader from the Eastern Asian Siberian provinces that were conquered by the Mongolian hordes has ever been voted President or in the past ruled as the Tsar of Russia.  Since we always look for a “shadow picture” to fill in the tapestry of Biblical prophecy, a Russian leader from the Land of Mogog is possible but remote. 


Could there be a possibility that Gog could come from land stolen from the tribes of Magog?  We now have seen that the “American Dream” was predicated on the fact that the land of the American Indians, the descendants of the ancient Mongols, was in fact stolen from them. The facts of deceit, treachery, massacres and genocide against the American Indians have been well documented in American history as they were moved to Indian Reservations on land useless to the white settlers.  This history does suggest that the United States of America has earned the honor and the curses of inheriting the Mogog’s dream and prophetic destiny.


Today the United States stands on the threshold of her national destiny.  The 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, has the destined honor of possibly being the prophesied Gog from the Land of Magog.  His first major international foray into geo-politics was to head straight to ancient Babylon and depose the Iraqi President who felt he was destined to revive the glory of that ancient Nebuchadnezzar.


Does President George W. Bush have ancestral roots to identify himself with the Land of Magog.  Does he have any American Indian blood?  Did his family have any dealings with any of the vanishing leaders of that ancient people, the Native Americans as the ancestors of the tribe of Magog?


As the destined leader of the “New World” empire, will the last world major superpower rise to the honor of defending the national interest of their country (and their prosperity) to appease the children of Amalek ben Ishmael, those that have a genetic and pathological hatred to Israel and Esau ben Isaac, known to the Jews as the Edomites of Rome and the evil forces of anti-Semitism that swirl around the European Union today. 


Who is the Gog of America, the Land of Magog


MangasWe revisit the documentary written by Dov bar Lieb in “The Land of Magog” and credit him for such insight.  The history of the United States records that the last great warrior chief of the Mongol people in the Americas was the Apache warrior, Geronimo.  Such a famed warrior he was that for years he evaded the best of America’s generals in his resistance to American oppression upon his people. 


Geronimo, the last Apache Chief


By 1886, it took the combined forces of 5000 American troops, 3000 Mexican troops and over 500 scouts before Geronimo was captured by the United States Cavalry.  For the next eighteen years he was paraded under military custody across America and exhibited like prized animal.  In these exhibits, the superior nature of the Euro-American White man was heralded over the Asian Red man.


Geronimo’s ascent as the chief of his tribe came only by the “treachery” of the Americans against his own people.  It was in 1863 the Apache tribe was on the verge of making a peace treaty with the white settlement at Apache Tejo, New Mexico, according to the autobiography of Geronimo


It was the fate of history that the last American Mongulian-Magog chieftain was called Mangus-Colorado.  In the peace accord, the chief representing the Apache tribe went to make a peace accord because he felt that “the white men in this settlement were more friendly and more reliable than those in Arizona, that they would Naiche aka Natchez, youngest son of Cochise and last hereditary chief of the Chiricahua Apacheslive up to their treaties and would not wrong the Indians.”  He and his tribal representative were promised that if their tribe would come and live near the white man’s village, they would  “issue to him, from the Government, blankets, flour, provisions, beef, and all manner of supplies.”


Geronimo, the last Apache Chief


As a security precaution, the tribe was split and half of the tribe returned to Apache Tejo with Chief Mangus-Colorado. If the white man truly did honor their agreement, the whole tribe were prepared to unite with them.  Geronimo was to be the tribal leader in the absence of Chief Mangus-Colorado’s absence.  Soon they learned that their chief and all the tribal members had been “treacherously captured and slain.”  Appointed as the last Apache chief, Geronimo took the remainder of the tribe and retreated into the mountains near the Apache Pass. Thus began the last great war of the United States against the American Indians.


During the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, they had an anthropological exhibit that featured Geronimo.  He signed photographs of himself and was paid for his signatures. According to his  story, When people first came to the World's Fair they did nothing but parade up and down the streets. When they got tired of this they would visit the shows.”  In one of the exhibits they were comparing the size of his brain to the average white man.  When Geronimo’s brain was found to be larger than the average white man’s brain the exhibit was ended.  To the end of his life, in spite of many different peace treaties with military representative of the United States, Geronimo remained a prisoner of war until his death on February 17, 1909 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  There, against his will, his remains were buried at the POW cemetery at Fort Sill instead of returned to his native land in Arizona. But that is not the end of the story.

According to Dov bar Lieb, it was nine years later in 1918, a young initiate to the prestigious Yale Universities most secret society called the Skull and Bones Society, was stationed at the U.S. Army artillery training school at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  With two other army soldiers, he opened the grave of Geronimo and “stole” the skull of Geronimo.  This young military officer was Prescott Bush.  He would later be the Senator of Connecticut and the father and grandfather of two American Presidents: George Herbert Walker Bush Sr. and George Wilber Bush.  


Prescott Sheldon Bush (1895-1972)


According to the legends of the Skull and Bones, this skull became the showcase centerpiece for the “Tomb” in the Skull and Bones Society at High Street at Yale University.  This legend was never admitted, but neither denied.  Founded in 1833 by General William Huntington Russel and Alphonso Taft, the father of President William Howard Taft (1909-1913), the new initiates were ordered to steal a skull and present it at the secret meeting room on Deer Island in the St. Lawrence River called “The Tomb.”  Today, it is reputed that Geronimo’s skull is enclosed in a glass case filled with chips of turquoise. 


Sixty eight years later, in 1986, the Skull and Bones Society agreed to return the skull of Geronimo to the Apache tribal leader, Ned Anderson.  This “gift” was refused as it did not match with pictures of the reputed “Geronimo’s skull”. This skull later turned out to be the skull of an Indian child


The representative for the Skull and Bones Society in this transaction was Jonathan Bush, the brother of the then Vice President of the United States at that time and future 41st President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush. This story was documented by Susan Bates, editor of The Native American Journal, Manataka American Indian Council in the Smoke Signal Newsletter (Volume V Issue 13 November, 2003) in the article titled, “Who Has Geronimo’s Skull”


So the nation that admitted to taking by force the lands of the indigenous American Indian also was represented by the father of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States in the act of stealing the skull of the last chief of the Apache Nation.  This skull became the initiatory offering to a secret cultic society whose members represent more global corporations and intelligence agencies than any other society in America.  The membership roster of the Skull and Bones is filled with the nation’s elite: Presidents, Supreme Court Justices, Secretaries of State , Diplomats, National Security advisers, Senators, publishing magnates, and the largest recruitment of C.I.A. agents of any society in America. 


It was Alexandra Robbins, a 1998 graduate of Yale, who wrote a book called Secrets of the Tomb: Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power, in 2002.  In her book she wrote, "The secret society--like the power of the elitist, old-school colleges...--survives because people like to believe that seemingly random events are orchestrated by someone or something in control...they need causality in much the same way as they need a God. People's need for the Skull and Bones conspiracies to elucidate an underlying order is similar to the need for religion to explain death and purpose."


Yet secrets that they may be, those secrets are collapsing.  For decades these secrets remained impenetrable.  It was only one decade prior that a journalist from Esquire magazine, Ron Rosenbaum, writing an article on the Skull and Bones in 1977 was warned not to dig too deep into the secrets of the Tomb for “the alumni still care.”  Care they did, but revelation they appear to seek now.  Or as Dov wrote, “Their glow which scared others into submission is wearing off.”  This glow or aura is only part of the legendary status of the Skull and Bones.  While the Who’s Who of the Tomb penetrates all levels of American social culture, the names taken by the initiates are even more revealing:


·         Henry Luce (class of 1920) founding editor of Time Magazine was known as “Ba’al.”

·         Lewis Lapham (class of 1956) editor in chief of Harper’s Magazine as “Sancho Panza.”

·          W. Averell Harriman (class of 1913), the C.E.O. of Union Pacific in the 1930s, George Herbert Walker BushGovernor of New York in the 1950s and Diplomat/Ambassador in the Kennedy, L.B. Johnson, and Carter Administrations became Thor, Viking god of lightning.

·         And then there were the two “Gogs” of the Tomb: President William Howard Taft (1909-1913) was known as “Gog” and George Herbert Walker Bush Sr. was known as “Magog.” 


President George Herbert Walker Bush Sr. as “Magog”


As we look at the prophecy of Ezekiel, a geo-political clue reaches out for us to

understand. Throughout the scripture, the leaders of the nations are called “kings” but the Ezekiel prophecy designates a new title for the leader of Mogog, “Nosi.”  This title is not unlike the elected president of the Great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem called a “Nasi.”  As noted, this is an elected leader with all the hallmarks of a leader from a democratic country.


As we have noted above, the Gog of the Land of Magog is intimately associated as the leader of also Meshekh and Tuval. These latter countries although are in the “far north” of Jerusalem, their identity and meaning remains elusive.  It has been suggested that Meshekh and Tuval should be translated literally.  In Hebrew, Meshekh means to “to pull” or “to draw.” In Hebrew the word, Tuval means “the world.”  Therefore “Gog of the Land of Mogog is the world leader who will pull or draw the entire world in the direction that he feels compelled to go.”  With this in mind, let us revisit the following verse:


Ezekiel 38:4-7I will entice you, and put hooks in your cheeks. I will bring you with your entire army, horses and horsemen, all of them fully outfitted, in huge numbers of troops, all of them with shields, holding swords. Among them will be Persia (Iran), Ethiopia (Egypt) and Put (Libya), all of them with shields and helmets; Gomer (Germanic tribes of central Europe) with all its divisions; Beit Togarmah (Turkey) from the most distant parts of the north, with all its divisions; and the many nations with you. Get ready and prepare yourself, you and all your troops gathered around you, and you will lead the way.”

Is President George W. Bush “Gog?”  We do not know, yet the parallels cannot be ignored.  The relationship between the name George and Gog is also interesting.  In the Hebrew language, the Hebrew letter, “Gimmel” has a hard sound (G) and a soft sound (J).  If we read the Koran, the Hebrew “Gog” in Arabic is spelled “JOJ.”  As you pronounce this Arabic name, you can almost imagine that you are on the ranch in Texas when a Texas farm hand with his Texan accent calls out to his boss the Texas cowboy president, “Hey, JOJ.”

We search the gematria or the numeric value of the two letters in Mogog, the Mem and the Gimel. That number if 43.  Is there an allusion to George the 43rd President of the United States?  Also in Hebrew, the Mem at the beginning of a word can also mean “from” or “son of”.  Let us now look again at the phrase GogMogog as we reinterpret its meaning as “Gog son of Gog.”  Could also this allude to the phrase, “George son of George?” 


Finally, according to the prophetic Jewish scholars, as mentioned above, at the time when Sennacherib was poised or destined to become “Gog” in the Old Testament, the Jewish Kabbalists teach that Gog and Sennacherib share the same soul and the same fate.  When the gematria of Gog Bush (3+6+3+2+6+300), and Senna-cherib (60+50+8+200+2) are compared, they share the same gematria or numeric value, (320)!

Ezekiel 39:1:  - “I am against thee Oh Gog of the Land of Magog, the chief president or coalition leader that will include Meshach and Tuval.” (translated GogUMogog)


What is certain to these Sephardic Jewish prophetic scholars, the president of the United States at the time of the war to be called at that time Gog Magog will be the Gog of Ezekiel. In God’s own day, Gog will be revealed. 


Is George Bush for or against the Land of Israel?

President George W. Bush is seen in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, as he speaks on the growth of the economy with news of 215,000 jobs added for the month of November and third-quarter growth this year was 4.3 percent. White House photo by Paul Morse
President George W. Bush has been represented as a supporter of the Nation of Israel.  It can truthfully be said that his support has been more vocal and affirmative than all prior presidents. Clearly he stands above every head of state around the world in his support of the Israeli government of Sharon. 


President George Walker Bush


While George W. Bush vocally supports the State of Israel, he also has appointed Secretaries of State that carry forth the most demanding and oppressive agendas against the Nation of Israel to promote, affirm and legislate policies that clearly are against the national interest of the State of Israel and the Land of Israel.  These are policies that the United States in the past would have supported especially if these policies were directed against the Nation of America. 


George Bush on the status of Jerusalem also portrays a mixed signal.  Though he portrays himself as a Christian, it is only in the context that he is “born again.”  Is he “born again” in his affirmation of Jesus as his Lord and Saviour or is he “born again” in the cultic satanic rite of being resurrected from “The Tomb” in his initiation into the Skull and Bones society. 


George Bush has never acknowledge that he is a believer in the God of Israel but he has affirmed that Allah is no different than his God. George has never acknowledged the Biblical right of the Jewish people as spoken by their prophets to the entire Land of Israel, the city of Jerusalem and the site of the former temple of Solomon.  For multiple times, George Bush has personally blocked the final move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.  If Condoleezza Rice truly represents George Bush has his State Department representative, it can be stated with affirmation that the United States now has assumed full control of the government of Ariel Sharon. 


Early into his presidency after 911, George Bush clearly demarcated his view of world politics.  The War against terror was a war of righteous indignation against what he called “evil.”  Evil as it may appear and enemies as those who committed the 9/11 massacre, George Bush quickly aligned the American foreign policy not against the true perpetrators of the Twin Tower airline assault which were not Afghanistan or Iraqi nationals but the radical Wahhabis supported by the King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt


The national interest of the American Government, keeping the Gulf States oil lanes open for American industry and personal American consumption, has also kept hostage the vision for true justice for all mankind. This in essence becomes a tacit approval of the anti-American and anti-Semitic rhetoric of those governments.  The nations that continue to support openly the Islamic organizations that continue to denounce America as the “Big Satan” and Israel as the “Little Satan” are still recognized as friends and allies of the United States


When the President of the United States and the Prime Minister of Israel clearly state over and over, “the road map will go forth, there is no turning back,” it suggests that both of them are following an agenda that is superior and supersedes either one of them.  Are they statesmen or puppets? To whom are they beholden?  As Bush and Rice press forward in the unrelenting agenda to create a 22nd Arab Islamic state of Palestine in the heart of Israel with sovereignty over part of the city of Jerusalem and the site where the Shekinah once rested on this planet earth, are the prophesies of Zechariah and Ezekiel now on their final path of being fulfilled?


A Message by the God of Israel to President George Bush


Ben Yitzchok lived in France from 1040-1103.  He was known as the Jewish sage Rashi, who wrote a commentary on the Bible which is one of the most cited of all rabbinic Torah commentaries.  In his commentary it begins with this question:

Rashi, Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitskhak (1040-1105), France, best known medieval Jewish scholar and greatest commentator on the Torah and Talmud. Image courtesy of Chaim Freedman.


Rabbi Shlomo ben Yitzchok – “The Hebrew name for the Bible is “Torah” which means (Book of) Directives or Instruction. The primary purpose of the Torah is to teach us how to act. If so, why does the Torah include the book of Genesis? The entire book is composed of stories and historical data, beginning with the creation of the world, continuing on to the life of Noah, and then to the lives of the patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. There are practically no “Mitzvot” (directives) in the entire book.”


Citing 5th century Midrashic sources, Rashi gave the following answer and to the Torah scholars of GogUMogog, the answer was “shocking.” 


Rashi – “The entire book of Genesis was included in the Torah for one purpose. At the “End of Days” just prior to the redemption the Jews will have returned to their ancient homeland. The non-Jewish nations will then claim that the Jews are thieves who stole the land from others. In response, the Jews will produce the Book of Genesis, where G-d repeatedly assures each of the Patriarchs that the Holy Land is given to their descendants.”


We, as gentile Christians, have read and analyzed the Book of Genesis for centuries. Why would any non-Jewish nation in this modern era be so impressed about what was said in the Torah?  The rabbinic scholars give us their answer:  “G-d foresaw that at the “Time of the End”, the nations whose opinion matters will be lead by people who are deeply committed to the will of G-d, as expressed in the Bible. Otherwise, an entire book of the Bible would have been added for no reason.”

When the presidents of the United States are analyzed about whether they care what the Bible says, there are virtually none except Abraham Lincoln and George Bush.  Bush’s opinion of the Bible is so strong that he has been willing to override the directives of his own State Department, the United Nations, the European Union and even the Council on Foreign Relations and the American media.  As Bush expresses, he is so impressed by the will of God that he is willing to direct America’s foreign policy as he feels God is directing him to do.    


This impression of the will of God was so strong that George Bush proclaimed the following convictions to the Palestinian Prime Minister Abu Mazen and Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath in the following report, as shown on a major three part series on BBC TWO on October 10, 17, and 24, 2005.  It was titled, “The Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs.”  


Nabil Shaath says: "President Bush said to all of us: I'm driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, ‘George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan." And I did, and then God would tell me, "George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …" And I did. And now, again, I feel God's words coming to me, ‘Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.’ And by God I'm gonna do it.'"


Abu Mazen was at the same meeting and recounts how President Bush told him: "I have a moral and religious obligation. So I will get you a Palestinian state."


Can we consider that the prophetic words written 1500 years ago by the great Jewish rabbinic sage, Rashi, were actually addressed to the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush?  The esteemed Sephardic Jewish prophetic scholars today think so.  The first book of the Bible was added by the God of Israel and given to Moses on Sinai for one express purpose: the one leader at the time of the end who would be the Commander in Chief of the most powerful nation on this earth and lead the nations on this earth to the conclusion of the War before the Final War called Gog-Magog War would understand the following message.  What was the message to be?  According to the scholars of GogUMogog:


GogUMogog – “The entire land of Israel from the Jordan River, and its West Bank, until the Mediterranean and east bank (Gaza, Gush Katif), and of course, including Jerusalem, is G-d’s gift to the Jews, and only the Jews. That’s the message. “

If the Sephardic Torah Scholars of GogUMogog firmly believe in their studies that the time of the end is here, maybe it is time that Christian prophetic scholars take note.  While the Christian world waits “Anti-Shabbat (Seventh-day Sabbath) Sunday closing laws” or “the Rapture”, the divine agenda of the Almighty One of Israel continues His unrelenting course to His Divine ordained Will.  Are we willing to “open our eyes and see” or “open our ears so that we might hear?” 


The Chassidim – The Gog-Magog War was the Holocaust


As the prophetic understanding of various biblical texts within Christian scholarship varies between the spiritual and literal interpretation, so also this duality of prophetic understanding is evident in the highest level of rabbinic discourse.  A recent article by Rabbi Lazer Brody featured an interview between himself and Rabbi Baruch Kahana shlit’a, the son of the famed Rebbe Nachman of Sphinka ob”m.   Rabbi Baruch Kahana shlit’a is known as the Karlsburger Rebbe.  To his colleagues, the Rebbe’s warm and amicable personality is mixed with a delightful sense of humor.  Where some Jewish rabbis have built walls around their Judaism, the Rebbe has warmly supported various Gogmagogeurasiaoutreach programs of Judaism to the gentile nations.  Residing in Williamsburg, Virginia, this “monumental scholar and tzaddik of enormous spiritual proportions” was visiting the Land of Israel.  This interview titled, Gog and Mogog – over or not? An exclusive interview with the Karlsburger Rebbe shlit’a, was given for the express purpose of “hischazkus” or what is called the “strengthening of the faith” of Judaism.  The discussion centered around the pivotal subject: “The Horrors of Gog and Magog, can they be avoided.”


The Gog-Magog War by the Chassidim Rabbabim


The two great arenas of Jewish prophetic study and scholarship are centered first on the rabbinic school of the Sephardi Kabbalists who believe that the Gog Magog War is still yet to come and will be a “catastrophe of mega-proportions.  The second school of prophetic study is the Chassidic scholars of the Melitzer Rebbe shlit’a that state; the Gog Magog War has already come and is over.  In other words, according to the Chassidic rabbis, we are closer to the time of the coming of the messiah than the Sephardi rabbis feel and much closer than most prophetic models in Christendom. 


 According to the Karlsburger Rebbe, the views of the Melitzer Rebbe were not originally with him but were based on the earlier view of the “holy Rebbe Aaron of Belzzatza’l, who made the proclamation that the Nazi Holocaust was Gog and Magog.” 

Rabbi Israel ben Eliezar (1698-1760) known as Baal Shem Tov, the founder of the Chassidic movement


The Chassidim scholars who are disciples of the Baal Shem Tov claim that the Rebbe Elimelech of Lizensk (18th century, Poland – LB) succeeded in getting the decree of world destruction rescinded by the Almighty One.  The Rebbe Nachman of Breslev, currently sitting on the Great Sanhedrin in Jerusalem has also written that the Gog and Magog War will not necessarily be a physical war but a spiritual struggle of mega-proportions. 


The Sephardi Kabbalists in their prophetic studies learn a more literal and rigid “direct” interpretation called pshat of the ancient prophets and the Zohar.  This literal interpretation suggests that there will be literal worldwide calamities and mega-destruction around this planet.  On the other hand the Chassid scholars in the mold of the esteemed Baal Shem Tov believe that the divine decree “has or can be sweetened.”  The question that was sought from the Karlsburger Rabbi Baruch Kahana shlit’a was, are these two view mutually exclusive or could both of them be correct; a literal interpretation of prophecy and a spiritual interpretation of prophecy?  According to the Karlsburger Rebbe:


Karlsburger Rebbe –As for the Geula (redemption), Hashem says (Isaiah 60:22), "In its time, I will hasten it." Rashi explains that if Klal Yisroel is deserving, in other words, that they make Tshuva on their own accord, then Hashem will hasten the Geula. But, if they don't make Tshuva on their own, and cling to the evil ways of modern society, then the Geula will come in its own time.”


The “Act of Tshuva” to the Klal Yisra’el (the Jewish people) is the act of acknowledging what they have done wrong, apologizing for their own transgressions and doing their best to repair the damage they have done.  This is the same admonition that Yahshua haNotzri (Jesus the Nazarene) gave to His own disciples:


Matthew 5:23 – “Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.”


From all appearances, Tshuva (repentance and the act of repairing the damage) is a collective act that should be done by the Jewish people and by the Christians who are followers of that Jewish rabbi, Yahshua haMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah).  The life of Yahshua was a life of complete interaction between His world and His Father in heaven.  His life was to bring the “kingdom of God” into a living reality.  His mission was, in the act of loving-kindness, to breech and repair the gap between the Hebrews and the gentile world and to restore the fragmented relationship between the inhabitants on this planet earth with the God of Israel, His Father in heaven.


Tshuva in Christian language is called the “the conviction of sin.”  A person who has true Tshuva (repentance and reconciliation by repairing the damage) is at the threshold of an understanding of the Holiness of the God of Israel.  When the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) stirs your consciousness and brings you into the presence of the Almighty One of Israel, you are not bothered about what others are thinking about you.  You are profoundly concerned about your relationship with God.  As spoken by the Psalmist:


Psalms 51:4“Against You, You only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight.” 


The foundation of Christianity as given to us by Yahshua is repentance followed by unconscious holiness.  The wonder of the whole pathway of the tshuva (repentance) and the conviction of sin, forgiveness and holiness are completely interwoven togetherOut of this tapestry the repentant and forgiven one becomes truly holy.  The proof of his forgiveness by the grace of God is that his life has been profoundly transformed.  He lives a life totally opposite of what he did before.  His focus of life is how to be a friend and have a relationship with God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is surrounded by the merciful act of the Almighty One.  The love that radiates from God through his life cascades to others like a fountain of living water.  Is he holy in himself? No!  He has given up the right to himself and has become transparent so that the love of the heavenly Father can radiate through him


And so the Tshuva of the Jews will center on giving up the right to their own destiny, obeying the halachah as given by Moshe (Moses), and repairing the breeches within their own lives.  Out of this a cascade of events will open up: a conviction of the destiny given to them by their prophets and the forgiveness that they seek that they are once again accepted by their God, the God of Israel.  Out of this the Shekinah will radiate through their collective and national soul as they come in the Presence of their God.  The perception of their holiness will be the holiness of Hashem that will radiate through their lives. 


When Rabbi Baruch Kahana shlit’a was asked about what was the practical difference (nafka mina) between (1) the soon coming redemption (Geula) as dictated from the foundation of this world that will come according the prescribed time and whether (2) Hashem will allow the time to be hastened, the Rebbe’s reply was as follows:


Karlsburger Rebbe –Your question is the key to understanding the difference in the outlook between the Chassidim and the Sephardi Mekubalim:  The Chassidim feel that the work of the great Tzaddikim has and will succeed in expediting the Geula (redemption). On the other hand, the Sephardi Mekubalim (mystics) tend to feel that the Geula will come in its own prescribed time.  Now, here’s your answer.


If the Redemption (Geula) is hastened, then all stern judgments become sweetened or rescinded altogether.  If the Geula is not hastened, and comes only according to its time, then G-d forbid the world will have to suffer according to the terrible events that are described in the prophets.”


This same dialogue is found in part within the Christian community over the coming of the Messiah.  Many Christians want the “stern judgments” to be sweetened or rescinded altogether.  To them, the “secret rapture” allows many Christian expositors to suggest that the Christian remnant will be raptured out of this earth before the time of tribulation and the Jews alone will have to “suffer.”   Other equally eloquent prophetic students proclaim that all Christians will have to “suffer” the devastation of tribulation and the seven last plagues of Revelation.  Some are willing to suggest that the Land of Israel will be spared these plagues and in part will be looked upon as the last safe haven on this earth.  This may be one of the motives that all nations on this planet will seek to posses and control the Land of Israel thus fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah the prophet:


Zechariah 12:2-3 – “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding people, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem.  And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.”


If it is true that our redemption is hastened by the more rapid coming of the Messiah, which is called Achishena, should we all not be trying to hasten the coming, both Jews and Christians.  Not to act in Achishena, or trying to assist the Messiah in His return, we in stead await in fear when in reality we will be “scared stiff of B’ito”, or the fear that Redemption (Geula) will wait and come in its own prescribed time?  While true Christians are seeking to awaken the world to the fact that the messiah is truly coming and soon, so also the Jewish outreach is seeking to teach the gentile nations about the coming of the Maschiach of Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel).  The day we come to the conclusion that the Jews and Christians should be awaiting the same Maschiach of Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel), that day the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) will bring the power of the spirit through both of us against the powers of evil in this world.


Yet another dynamic interplay in these models on the arrival of the Maschiach of Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel) was also discussed.  The question that was posed to the Rebbe: What if the Sephardic Jewish scholars are correct that that not only the Jews but all peoples from all nations will have to weather and suffer in the pain of the Gog-Magog War, what happens to the Gog-Magog War if Klal Yisra’el (all of the Jewish people) awaken from their spiritual slumber and “open their eyes that they might see” and actually make Tshuva (Repentance)?”


Karlsburger Rebbe – “In the case of Achishena (the hastening of Redemption), Hashem can decide that Hitler or Stalin, or anyone else, was Gog and Magog, the decree is rescinded, the flights to Israel all get overbooked, and Jerusalem real estate increases 100 fold in value.  In short – Geula.” (Redemption)


When asked about a Talmudic source from the writings of the sages of Judaism over the centuries, the Rebbe referred to the tractate Sanhedrin 94a where the God of Israel was prepared to make King Hezekiah the messiah of Israel. To do so he had to retroactively decide that Sanherib (Sennacherib) was Gog and Magog. The same fact exists today.  The God of Israel is sovereign and can decide in His own Divine will that Hitler and Stalin were Gog and Magog and that the coming of the Moschiach of Israel (Messiah of Israel) is at hand, now. 


Within the expectations of the Chassids, the Moschiach ben David (the Messiah as a literal descendant of King David) could already be living within their midst, born as a living human child and in preparation to be crowned as a righteous descendant, a Tzaddik, in the Land of Israel. 


Yet to make Tshuva (Repentance) in itself is a multi-dimensional term.  Its broadness suggests that there is a personal level of tshuva in the personal preparation needed to form a catalyst in preparation for the coming of the Moshiach (Messiah).  Part of this personal preparation is in the attainment of holiness called kedusha.  According to the Chassidim, the Redemption of the Jews (Geula) will come from the side of holiness and goodness in the acts of lovingkindness (midas hachesed).  The battle between the forces of light and darkness, good and evil, also suggest that the impure dark side (Sitra Achra) is fighting against the Redemption by using its own power of midas hachesed, except from the side of evil known as over indulgence.  This fight, centered on the literal physical level, is recognized as “promiscuity.”  As explained by the Karlsburger Rebbe:


Karlsburger Rebbe: “Every tiny improvement in modesty and holiness in a direct contribution to hastening the Geula.  In speech, dress, thought and deed we must cast off the impure ideas of modern society and return to the Torah and our lofty roots.  Thus, may we merit the Geula shlema (full redemption), Moschiach (Messiah), Kibbutz Galuyos (Ingathering of the exiles), u’binyan Bes Hamikdash (building of the Holy Temple) speedily and in our time, Amen.


So how do we as gentile Christians or maybe lost Israelites relate to the prophetic understanding of Gog from the Land of Magog as seen through the eyes of the mystics and sages of Judaism?  It is their prophetic future that the prophets have written about.  They are the actors on the stage of the final act of the Drama of the Ages.  We may be the supporting staff.  We might only be spectators of that final conflict surrounding the destiny of the Land of Israel and Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).  Yet you and I will truly be global participants in the final call to honor the God of Creation, giving our firm affirmation that He is the God of Israel and that He will honor his holy Name by redeeming His people and this earth from evil. 


Postlude – Bush as GogUMogog meets the President of Mongolia


As this manuscript was being prepared to go to press this stunning announcement was broadcast across the international media.  President George W. Bush as Gog of the Land of Magog was to become the first president of the United States to visit and meet with the current leaders of the Mogog (the Mongolian Government in central Asia.) 


President George W. Bush, along with first lady Laura Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Mongolian officials attend a cultural event in Ikh Tenger Valley in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.


Bush salutes U.S. partnership with Mongolia – November 21, 2005

ULAN BATOR, Mongolia – In this frigid land where goats and horses far outnumber people, President Bush stretched to find common ground between the United States and Mongolia. "Both our nations were settled by pioneers on horseback who tamed the rugged plains," the president said Monday. "Both our nations shook the yoke of colonial rule and built successful free societies."


Bush was the first U.S. president to visit this sparsely populated Buddhist country of desert wastelands and pastures where Genghis Khan ruled 800 years ago and began his conquests. Fifteen years ago Mongolia became the first communist country in Asia to break toward freedom. But the pursuit of democracy meant the end of economic help from Moscow, and today Mongolia struggles with a poverty rate of nearly 40 percent. Foreign investment is scant, and Mongolia's schools and health system are in a shambles.


Welcomed with a saber salute, Bush sped through a four-hour visit. He ducked into domed, nomadic tents, posed for pictures with mounted warriors clad in armor, addressed lawmakers in the Parliament, known as the Great Hural, and met with the president and prime minister.

Meeting of warriors: President Bush stops to review troops of the Mongolian Honour Guard upon his arrival in the capital Ulan Bator.Bush came to salute Mongolia's democracy and its contribution of about 120 troops to Iraq. He said Mongolia had stood with the United States as "brothers in the cause of freedom." "Free people did not falter in the Cold War, and free people will not falter in the war on terror," the president said.


Meeting of warriors: President Bush stops to review troops of the Mongolian Honour Guard upon his arrival in the capital Ulan Bator. Photo: AP


Bush acknowledged that the transition to democracy here has not been easy but said Mongolians were building better lives for their children and grandchildren. The United States will give Mongolia $11 million under an initiative to help allies in the war on terror, Bush said. Mongolia also is one of 16 nations chosen to share $1 billion in U.S. aid as part of an incentive program that rewards poor countries that show a commitment to economic and government change.


Mongolia was the last stop on Bush's eight-day trip that included visits to Japan, South Korea and China. He returns home to a fierce debate U.S President George W. Bush, left, stops to shake hands with Mongolians in traditional costumes he visits the Ikh Tenger on Mongolian culture, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Monday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)over his Iraq war policy, a battle with Republican allies in Congress over spending cuts and polls that put his approval rating at the lowest point of his presidency. There were disappointments for Bush at each stop in Asia. Japan did not lift its ban on U.S. beef imports. South Korea hit the White House with a one-third troop cutback in Iraq. China rebuffed Bush's call for more political freedom and gave little ground on trade.


U.S President George W. Bush, left, stops to shake hands with Mongolians in traditional costumes he visits the Ikh Tenger on Mongolian culture, in Ulan Bator, Mongolia on Monday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)


Lashed by fierce Siberian winds, Ulan Bator prides itself as the coldest capital city in the world, with temperatures plummeting to 40 degrees below zero in the winter. By local standards, the temperature was a balmy 30 degrees Monday. An acrid haze of pollution hung in the air. "Such an honor to be here," Bush told Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar, a British-educated literature scholar from Mongolia's formerly communist ruling party. Bush traveled outside the capital to a small village of white and yellow felt tents in a narrow valley surrounded by treeless brown hills. He was greeted by fierce-looking horsemen in armor who carried color flags on spears. Following custom, Bush gamely sipped fermented mare's milk. Most Westerners hate the taste of the traditional mare's drink, sometimes comparing it to a mix of warm beer and buttermilk. He also heard a performance of throat-singing, a vocal technique found in some Asian cultures. "Really special," Bush commented.


The Rabbinic Translations of the Prophets of Israel

On the Battles against Israel at the Time of the End


The Prophet Ezekiel

This is The TorahEZEKIEL 38
1-3 - God’s Word came to me: Mortal, set your face toward Gog of the land of Magog, the chief leader of Meshekh and Tubal, and prophesy concerning him. Say: “Thus says God: I am on to you, Gog, chief leader of Meshekh and Tubal.
4 - I will entice you, and put hooks in your cheeks. I will bring you with your entire army, horses and horsemen, all of them fully outfitted, in huge numbers of troops, all of them with shields, holding swords.
5-6 - Among them will be Persia, Ethiopia and Put, all of them with shields and helmets; Gomer with all its divisions; Beit Togarmah from the most distant parts of the north, with all its divisions; and the many nations with you.
7 - Get ready and prepare yourself, you and all your troops gathered around you, and you will lead the way.
8 - You will pay now for ages of guilt. In the distant future, you will march against a people who survived the massacre, who have been gathered from many nations.  [You will march] against the mountains of Israel which have been long desolate, now liberated from the nations. Now resting securely.
9 - You will come up, approaching like a roaring storm, like a cloud covering the earth - you, all your divisions, and many peoples with you.
10-12 - God says: You will have made an evil plan on that day... to pass your hand over rebuilt ruins and a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired cattle and possessions, [a people] inhabiting the navel of the earth.
14-16 - Therefore, Mortal, prophesy and say to Gog, The Lord God says: On that day when My people Israel lives in security, you will understand [My Word]. You will come from your place, from the most distant parts of the north, you and many peoples with you, all riding horses, with many troops and a great army.
In the distant future you will march against My people, Israel, like a cloud covering God's land. Gog, I will bring you to My land so the nations will know Me, when I become sanctified through you as they watch.
17 - God says: It is about you that I spoke long ago through My servants, the prophets of Israel, who prophesied for years in those days that I would bring you against [Israel].
18-20 - On that day when Gog enters the land of Israel, says the Lord God, My anger will blaze. I have declared in My zeal and in My fiery anger that there will be a great earthquake throughout the land of Israel on that day. The fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all the creeping things that creep on the ground and all the men on the face of the earth will tremble before Me. The mountains will be destroyed, cliffs will collapse, and every wall will fall to the ground.
21-23 - I will summon the sword against [Gog] on all My mountains, says the Lord God. Men will turn their swords against one another, and I will punish them with plague and blood, torrents of rain and hailstones, and with fire and brimstone, which I will rain down on them, on their divisions, and on the many peoples that are with them. I will be exalted and sanctified, and I will make Myself known to many nations, so they will know that I am God.

The Prophet Joel

This is The Torah02JOEL 3, 4
Chapter 3
1 - {In the days of the Messiah} I will pour out My spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions...
2 - I will set signs in the heavens and on earth: blood, fire, and pillars of smoke. Before the great and awesome Day of God arrives, the sun will turn into darkness and the moon into blood.
3 - Yet everyone who calls out in the Name of God will escape. As God has said: There will be a remnant on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem. The survivors will be those who call out to God.

Chapter 4
1-3 - Now, in those days and at that time when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather all the nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. I will dispute with them there over My people and My inheritance ─ for scattering Israel among the nations, for dividing My land, and for casting lots over My people. They exchanged a boy for a prostitute. They sold a girl for wine, which they drank.
4-6 - And what have you to do with Me, O Tyre, Sidon, and all the districts of Philistia? Are you avenging yourselves against Me?
Or if you are initiating aggression against Me, I will very swiftly punish you for what you've done. You took My silver and gold, and carried off My precious treasures to your temples. You sold the children of Judah and Jerusalem to the Greeks in order to distance them from their homeland.
But I will rouse them out of the place to which you sold them, and I will punish you in kind...
9-11 - Proclaim this among the nations: Declare war! Rouse the mighty! Let all the warriors come up and draw near! Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, “I am mighty!” Gather yourselves! Come from all directions, all you nations, and join together. God will bring down your mighty men there.
12-13 - Let the nations awake and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There, 1 will sit in judgment over all the surrounding nations. Wield the sickle, because the crop is ripe. Come tread, because the winepress is full, the vats overflow ─ for their wickedness is great.
14-17 - Many multitudes [will perish] in the Valley of Verdict. The Day of God is close in the Valley of Verdict. The sun and the moon will turn dark, and the stars will conceal their brightness. God will roar from Zion and shout out from Jerusalem, causing heaven and earth to tremble. But God will be a shield for His people and a stronghold for the people of Israel. Then you will know that I, God your Lord, dwells in Zion, My holy mountain. Jerusalem will then be sacred, and strangers will never again pass through her...
20-21 - Egypt will become a devastation, and Edom a devastated wasteland, because they afflicted the Judeans, whose innocent blood they shed in their land. But Judah will endure forever, and Jerusalem for all generations. “Will I forgive them? No! I will not forgive them!” when God dwells in Zion!

The Prophet Obadiah

This is The Torah03OBADIAH
1 - The vision of Obadiah. This is what God the Lord said concerning Edom. We heard a report from God. A messenger was sent to the nations. “Get up! Let us wage war against her!”

2-5 - See how I've made you small among the nations. You are thoroughly despised.  Your heart's conceit seduced you. You who makes the mountain caves your lofty abode, you say to yourself, “Who can bring me down to earth?” Even if you raise your nest as high as the eagle's, even if you establish it among the stars, I will bring you down from there! ─ declares God.

5 - How is it that you've been so destroyed? If thieves and robbers in the night came to you, wouldn't they have stolen only their fill? If grape gatherers came to you, wouldn't they have left behind gleanings?

6-7 - How is it, then, that they ransacked Esau and uncovered his hidden treasures? All your allies accompanied you only to the border. Your comrades duped you. They got the better of you. Your friends set a trap under you. You lacked understanding [to realize it].

8-9 - On that day ─ God declares ─ I will surely make the wise men disappear from Edom, and understanding from Mount Esau. Your warriors will be broken, Teman, so that the slaughter will wipe out every last man from Mount Esau.

10-11 - Because you robbed your brother Jacob, you will be covered with shame and cut off for all eternity. When you stood aside on the day foreigners seized his possessions and strangers invaded his cities and cast lots for Jerusalem ─ you, too, were like one of them.

12-14 - You should not have looked on during your brother's day, on the day he was taken captive. You should not have gloated over the people of Judah on the day they were destroyed, or jeered on the day of affliction. You should not have come to My people's gate on the day of their adversity. On their day of adversity, you should not have been among those who came to see their distress or seize their possessions. You should not have stood at the crossroads to cut down their fugitives, or turned in their survivors on the day of affliction.

15-16 - For God's Day against the nations is near. What you did will be done to you. You will be punished in kind for your deeds. Just as you drank on My Holy Mount, so will all the nations drink always.  They will drink and go mad. They will be as if they never were.

17 - But on Mount Zion there will be deliverance. It will become holy. And the House of Jacob will possess their inheritance.

18 - Then, the House of Jacob will be fire, the House of Joseph a flame, and the House of Esau will be straw. They will set them alight and consume them. There will be no survivors from the House of Esau, for God has spoken.

19-20 - The Negev will possess Mount Esau, the Shephela will possess the Philistines. They will possess the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria, and Benjamin will possess the Gilead. The exiled community of Israelites that are [with the exiled] Canaanites until France, and the exiled Jerusalemites in Spain, will inherit the towns of the Negev.

21 - The saviors will ascend Mount Zion to rule Mount Esau. Then, the kingdom will be God's!

The Prophet Zechariah

This is The Torah04ZECHARIAH 12 -14
Chapter 12
1-2 - A prophecy: the Word of God concerning Israel. Thus declares God, Who extends the heavens and lays the foundations of the earth, and Who creates the spirit of man within him: Behold, I will make Jerusalem into a cup of poison for all the surrounding nations. And Judah will also attack Jerusalem.
3-4 - On that day, I will make Jerusalem into a burdensome stone for all the nations. All those who lift it will be severely injured. Yet all the nations on earth will gather against her. On that day ─ declares God ─ I will afflict every horse with confusion and its rider with madness. But I will watch over the House of Judah, while I smite all the nations' horses with blindness.
5 - The chiefs of Judah will say to themselves, “The inhabitants of Jerusalem have strengthened me through the God of Hosts their Lord.”
6 - On that day, I will make the chiefs of Judah like a bonfire among trees, like a flaming torch among sheaves. They will consume all the surrounding nations, to the right and left; and Jerusalem will remain on its site - in Jerusalem...

Chapter 13
8-9 - Throughout the world ─ declares God ─ two-thirds will be cut off and die, but the third will remain. I will bring that third into fire and refine them as one refines metal, examine them as one examines gold.
He will call in My Name, and I will answer him. I will say, “You are My people.” And he will say, “God is my Lord”...

Chapter 14
2-3 - I will gather all the peoples to Jerusalem for war. The city will be captured, the houses pillaged, the women raped, and half the city will go into exile. But the rest of the population will not be uprooted from the city. God will then come forth and fight against those peoples as when He fought on the day of battle {when He split the Red Sea after the Exodus from Egypt} ...
And God will be King of all the earth. On that day, God will be one and His Name one...
12 - This will be the plague with which God will smite all the nations that warred against Jerusalem: Their flesh will rot away even as they stand on their feet. Their eyes will rot in their sockets and their tongues will rot in their mouths.
13 - On that day, there will be a great confusion from God in their midst. They will grab hold of each other's hand, with each one's hand raised against the other’s.
14 - Judah, too, will battle against Jerusalem...
16-17 - Whoever survives of all those peoples that come against Jerusalem will make a yearly pilgrimage to bow down to the King, the God of Hosts, and to celebrate the Festival of Sukkot. And when any of the nations of the world fail to make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem to bow down to the King, the God of Hosts, rain will not fall for them.

The Psalmists

This is The Torah05PSALMS
Psalm 2
Why do nations convene, and peoples utter absurdities? Kings of the earth take their stand and ministers conspire together against God and against His anointed: “Let us tear off the cords of their yoke and throw off their ropes from us!”
He Who sits in heaven laughs; God scoffs at them. Then He speaks to them in His anger and terrifies them with His wrath: “It is I Who appointed My king over Zion, My holy mountain!”
I will recount what has been ordained: God said to me, “You are My son; today I have begotten you. Ask of Me and I will give it; nations as your inheritance, your domain [reaching to] the ends of the earth. Break them with an iron rod. Shatter them like a potter's vessel.”
So now, O kings, consider; accept discipline, O judges of the earth. Worship God with fear, that you may rejoice when trembling [besets the wicked]. Crave a pure [heart] lest He vent His wrath, and your way be doomed when His anger momentarily flares. Happy are all who take refuge in Him!

Psalm 20
A psalm of David. May God answer you in time of trouble, may the Name of Jacob's God fortify you. May He send your help from the Sanctuary, and support you from Zion. May He remember all your meal-offerings and turn your burnt-offerings into ash. May He grant you your desires, and fulfill your every plan.
We will sing joyously at Your salvation, and raise a banner in the Name of our God! May God fulfill your every request. Now I know that God saves His anointed one; He answers him from the heavens [of] His holiness, through the mighty salvation of His right hand. These [trust] in their chariots, and these in their steeds, but we call on the Name of God our Lord. They slump and stay fallen, but we rise and gather strength. Save, O God! May the King answer us on the day we call.

Psalm 46
God is our refuge and strength, a most ready help in distress. Therefore we will not be afraid when the earth is transformed and the mountains collapse into the depths of the seas; when its waters rage and become muddled, and the mountains quake at His majesty.
There is a river whose streams bring joy to the city of God, the sacred dwelling place of the Most High. God is in her midst, she will not collapse. God will come to her aid at the approach of dawn.  Peoples clamor, kingdoms topple, when He raises His voice the earth['s inhabitants] melt away. The God of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our bastion.
Come and see the works of God, Who has wrought desolation in the land. To the end of the earth He puts a stop to wars. He breaks the bow, snaps the spear, and sets fire to the wagons. Desist! Know that I am God! I will be exalted among peoples, exalted upon the earth. The God of Hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our bastion.

Psalm 48
A song, a psalm of the sons of Korach. God is great and much acclaimed in the city of our God, His holy mountain. Fairest district, joy of all the earth, is Mount Zion, to the northern side of the city of the great king. In her citadels God is known as The Bastion. See how the kings assembled, [how] they advanced together. They looked and were indeed astounded, they were terrified, they were in a panic. Trembling seized them there; pangs, like a woman giving birth; [blows, like one caught] in the east wind that wrecks the ships of Tarshish.
Just as we heard, we saw in the city of the God of Hosts, in the city of our Lord. May God preserve it forever – O God, inside Your Sanctuary we meditate upon Your loving-kindness. Your praise, like Your Name, O God, is to the ends of the earth. Righteousness fills Your right hand. Mount Zion rejoices; the Judean towns delight over Your judgments. Walk around Zion and circle her. Count her towers, take note of her ramparts and her mountainous citadels ─ that you may recount it to a future generation. For this is God, our Lord, forever. He guides us as when we were children.

Psalm 83
God, do not be silent! Do not be still; do not be quiet, 0 God! For, see, Your enemies are all in an uproar, and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They plot deviously against Your people and take counsel against those You shelter.  They say, “Come, let us eliminate them as a nation, so that the name ‘Israel’ will never again be mentioned.”
For they are unanimous in their counsel. They have made a pact against You ─ [those who dwell in] the tents of Edom and the Ishmaelites, Moab and the Hagrites,  Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek, Philistia with the inhabitants of Tyre. Assyria, too, has joined with them. They have become the strength of the sons of Lot.
Do to them as [You did to] the Midianites, to Sisera, to Yavin,  at the brook of Kishon ─ Who were destroyed at En Dor, who were as dung for the soil.  Treat their nobles like Orev and Zeev, all their princes like Zevach and Zalmunna,  who said, “Let us possess the abodes of God for ourselves.”
My God, make them like thistledown, like stubble before the wind. As a fire consumes the forest, and a flame sets the mountains ablaze, so pursue them with Your tempest and terrify them with Your storm. Cover their faces with disgrace, so that they seek Your Name, O God. Let them be shamed and terrified forever. Let them be so mortified that they perish. Then they will know that You alone, Whose Name is God, are the Most High over all the earth.
For His lovingkindness toward us has intensified, and God's truth is eternal. Halleluyah!

Psalm 118
Give thanks to God for He is good. His lovingkindness endures forever. Let Israel say: “His lovingkindness endures forever.” Let the house of Aaron say: “His lovingkindness endures forever.” Let those who fear God say: "His lovingkindness endures forever."
In distress I called upon God; God answered me with relief.  God is with me, I am unafraid. What can a human being do to me? With God as my ally, I will see [the downfall] of my foes. It is better to seek refuge in God than to trust in human beings. It is better to seek refuge in God than to trust in men of importance.
All the nations have surrounded me; in the Name of God I will cut them down. They have indeed beset and surrounded me; in the Name of God I will cut them down. [Though] they have beset me like bees, they will be extinguished like a fire of thorns; in the Name of God I will cut them down.
You pushed me hard to make me fall, but God helped me. God is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation. The sound of joyous song and salvation is in the tents of the righteous: “The right hand of God performs valiantly! The right hand of God is exalted! The right hand of God performs valiantly!”
I will not die, but will live and relate the deeds of God. God has afflicted me severely, but He has not handed me over to death. Open the Gates of Righteousness for me, that I might enter them to give thanks to God. This is the gateway to God, the righteous will enter through it. I will thank You for answering me, and for becoming my salvation. That stone which the builders rejected has become the main cornerstone. This is God's doing. It is astonishing in our eyes. This is the day that God has made. Let us be glad and rejoice on it.
O God, please save us! O God, please make us prosper!
Blessed is he who comes in the Name of God. We will bless you from the House of God. The Lord is God. He has given us light.  Bind the festival offering with thick cords [and bring it] to the corners of the altar.
You are my Lord and I will thank You. You are my Lord and I will exalt You. Give thanks to God for He is good, for His lovingkindness endures forever.

The Prophet Daniel

This is The Torah06DANIEL 11,12
Chapter 11
40-43 - At the time of the end, the king of the south will engage [the forces of the north]. But the king of the north will storm him with chariots and cavalry and many ships. He will invade lands, sweeping through them and moving on. He will also invade the desirable land, and many will fall. Yet these will escape his grasp: Edom, Moab, and the prominent Ammonites. He will stretch out his hand against the lands; not [even] the land of Egypt will be spared. He will gain control over the hidden stores of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt. The Libyans and Ethiopians, too, [will follow] at his heel.
44-45 - But tidings out of the east and the north will alarm him. He will sally forth with great fury to destroy and decimate multitudes, pitching his royal tents between the sea and the desirable holy mountain. Then he will meet his end with no one to assist him.

Chapter 12
1 - At that time, the great prince Michael, who stands over your people, will arise. It will be a time of trouble, the like of which has never been since they became a nation. At that time, your people will be spared - all who are found written in the book.
2-3 - Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to eternal life, and some to disgrace, to eternal degradation.  The knowledgeable will shine like the radiance of the sky, and those who turn the many to righteousness will be like stars forever and ever.
4 - But you, Daniel, must conceal these matters and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will speculate, and the [pursuit of this] knowledge will increase.
5-6 - Then I, Daniel, saw two others standing [there], one on this bank of the river, and the other on that bank of the river. One of them said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river: “How long until the end of these mysteries?”
7-8 - Then I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he raised his right hand and his left hand to heaven and swore by the Life of the Universe, “It will be after a time, times, and a half. When the shattering of the holy people's strength is complete, then all these things will cease. I heard but did not understand, so I said, “My master, what will be the outcome of these things?”
10-11 - “Go, Daniel,” he answered, “for these matters are to be hidden and sealed until the time of the end. They will be clarified and elucidated, and many will be refined. The wicked will be vicious, and none of the wicked will understand; but the knowledgeable will understand.
13-14 - From the time the daily offering is abolished until a lifeless abomination is installed, there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. Happy is the one who waits and reaches one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. Now you must go on to the end. You will rest, and then you will arise to your fate at the end of days.



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