Magog is a Turkish ruler. Magog is not Russia!

Magog is a Turkish ruler. Magog is not Russia!

By Craig C. White

Who is “Magog” the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal? The word translated as “chief’ in Ezekiel 38:2 is the Hebrew word “rosh”. Is Magog really Russia as so many Bible teachers say? They say that the Hebrew word “rosh” means Russia. Rosh might sound a bit like Russia but the Hebrew word rosh means “first or primary”. Nowhere else in Bible prophecy is a verse interpreted by identifying an English homophone; or a word that sounds the same as another word. The Hebrew word “rosh” doesn’t identify a nation at all.

Ezekiel 38:1-6 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, 2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him,

I am familiar with the view that Magog represents Russia. I like Hal Lindsey but he is wrong on this one. Ezekiel chapter 38 is about a Turkish led invasion into Israel. Turkey will lead Iran. Sudan, and Libya into Israel. These nations are already gathered in the Golan Heights of Syria today! The battle called Gog and Magog as described in Ezekiel chapter 38 will happen soon. Ezekiel chapter 39 describes another Turkish led battle into Israel. Ezekiel chapter 39 describes the battle of Armageddon.

Ezekiel 38:5 Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:

Syria is not mentioned at all in Ezekiel chapter 38. Even though the name “Ethiopia” is listed in Ezekiel 38:5; Ethiopia does not really represent modern day Ethiopia. The Hebrew word that is translated as Ethiopia in Ezekiel 38:5 is the name “Cush”. Cush settled in the land south of Egypt which is Sudan today.

Meshech and Tubal are Magog’s brothers. they can be found in the genealogies. Magog, Meshech, and Tubal were the first princes that were set over provinces in the land that we call Turkey today. Magog, Meshech, and Tubal were the names of provinces in the land that we call turkey today. Look at any Bible map. Magog the “chief prince” of Meshech and Tubal is the “primary governor” of Turkey. Ezekiel chapter 38 tells us that a leader of Turkey will lead Iran, Libya, and Sudan into Israel. Read my commentary titled “Magog Made Easy!

Military forces from Iran, Libya, and Sudan are fighting in the Golan Heights of Syria today! Turkish President Erdogan has declared to the Islamic world that the Golan Heights must be taken away from Israel. The Turkish Army has already entered Syria. Soon the Turkish Army will enter Syria in force. They will first fight against Hamah and Tell Rifaat as foretold in Jeremiah 49:23. Then the residents of Damascus will flee and Damascus will be destroyed.

After the destruction of Damascus then Turkish President Erdogan will lead the forces that are now fighting in the Golan Heights of Syria into the Golan Heights of Israel. This is the battle of Gog and Magog that is described in Ezekiel chapter 38. By the way Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist!

Russia has a place in end time Bible prophecy but it is not described by Ezekiel. Russia is the bear of Daniel 7:5. Russia will create an end time Russian Union. They have already begun doing just that. Read my commentary titled “The Leopard is Upon Us!”

Magog is a Turkish ruler. Magog is not Russia!

Read my commentary titled Magog Made Easy!

Read all about the now forming Turkish led invasion into Israel in my book Turkey Invades Israel – Halfway to Armageddon

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9 thoughts on “Magog is a Turkish ruler. Magog is not Russia!

  1. Craig,

    There is talk in Istanbul about nominating Erdogan for the Nobel Peace Prize. I always figured the antichrist would get that award.



    1. Turkish President Erdogan getting a Nobel Peace Prize. That has also crossed my mind.

      Interesting. It makes sense. Erdogan is the Antichrist. The Bible says that he will come in peaceably.

      Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

      This verse pertains to Antiochus Epiphanes who is a type of the Antichrist.

      Read my commentary titled Erdogan is the Antichrist


  2. I a glad to see you correctly identify Turkey as Gogh and Magog. Not only do you correctly interpreted Ezekiel, but just the simple fact, Biblically, that northern area as we know Russia was unknown. Turkey was identified as “the North.”
    -Rev.Stephanie Stockton


  3. What is Gog waiting for? The longer Gog waits the more F-35’s are being delivered to Israel and advanced Patriot missiles and equipment from U.S. etc.?


  4. Thank you for this. I just almost got caught up in some fear of Russian EMP attack, using these same scriptures. See thrive after the fall? I’m gonna stick with Jesus Christ who died and rose again.


  5. Hey Craig,

    I think what Daniel calls the covenant with many is coming in this decade. Have you noticed Erdogans peace crusade lately? Despite all the feathers he ruffled over Israel during his reign, he has been successful in mending ties with Israel. Also people are fawning and applauding him, saying he has a real chance of ending the Ukraine conflict. One article even says he could win Nobel Peace Award!

    I also see the chess pieces. After Ukraine, no one will fear the USA… or Russia anymore. If Russia can’t win a war next door against Ukraine, they certainly wouldn’t be able to stop a much stronger turkey in Syria. After all, as quiet as it’s kept, Erdogan is actually the one winning in Ukraine. His Bayraktar drones were the game changer!

    I’m excited about the possibility prophecy will be fulfilled soon


    1. Hi Chaz. Yes it is interesting that Turkish President Erdogan is a peace maker all of a sudden. I definitely want to keep an eye on that.

      Russia is succeeding in Ukraine. Russia never had the goal of conquering Kiev. Russia’s main goal is to stop the Ukraine Army from shelling the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine. Russia has some 80,000 Ukraine troops surrounded in eastern Ukraine and have cut off all supply routes. It is just a matter of time until the Ukraine Army surrenders.

      Expect a regime change in Ukraine and then an alignment with Russia. I think that Ukraine, Belarus, and Kazakhstan are the three ribs in the teeth of the bear in Daniel chapter 7. At some point they will tell Russia to conquer many other countries.

      Please read my commentary titled The Leopard is Upon Us!


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