"Gog"-it is a long o both in the
Hebrew and in the Greek-is made from the old-world word-root "GG,"
which in the early languages implied something "g-i-g-antic." Russia
has this long time been the "Colossus" of the North. A potentate of
Bible history and prophecy was "A-g-a-g." That name, or rather
title, comes from the same root. he was (in his own estimation) A, Aleph, + GG=No.
1 Great! "The Agagites," were an Amalek-ite tribe," and "Agag"
was " A poetic name of Amalek, derived from a particular dynasty."
Of Israel it is written in Numbers 34:7, "His King shall be higher than
Agag," referring probably to Ezekiel's Gog.
Now Amalek was one of two-nations descended
from Esau. Teman was the other. The Teman-ite Edom we shall see to be the
Ottoman Turks. Gog may be Amalek. If this be so, then Ezekiel's predicted
catastrophe of Russia coincides with Obadiah's Downfall of Turkey. All about
the Turks shall be explained in a later article–The Osmanli have by many of
our writers been identified with Edom.
is Mongolia. That is, the country so named,
and the adjoining areas peopled by those the actual Mongolians-nothing
whatever to do with the use of the term Mongolian as a generic designation for
the "Yellow Race". To quote from my original article in the Banner:-
"M'gog, as a geographical term used by
the Hebrews of old and Arabs of to-day (Majuj), denoted that vast stretch of
country to the north of the Black Sea, Caucasus, Caspian Sea, Hindu Kush, and
the Altai, known to the later Greek geographers as Skythis, and to us as the
Russian Empire in Europe and Asia. thus, without proceeding further, we may
know the land which is identified with Gog." Narrowed down to the actual
fact, this means a Mongolia in the western half of that great area which may
reasonably be called so because Mongolian blood predominates therein; and, a
Mongolia in the eastern half which is practically all Mongol, the Chinese
State of that name and the Siberian territories adjoining thereunto.
"Magog" as "the Mongol"
is thus in detail demonstrated in the eleventh chapter of my 'Russia Japhet'.
(Were this book still in print I would not quote from but only refer to it; as
it is, one must quote at length.)
"Magog was the second son of Japhet. The
Arabian geographers of the Middle Ages appropriated his name, under the form
of Majuj, to the same indefinite region which the later Greek and Roman
writers designated Skythia-the vast inner expanse of Europe and Asia. In the
map published in 1840 by the S.P.C.K., in their 'Notes, Explanatory and
Practical' to the Bible, all the territory between the Don in European Russia,
and the Altai mountains in the very heart of Siberian Asia is assigned to the
descendants of Magog. "From the high-lands of Pamir, in the heart of
Central Asia, whereon, according to the arguments of some of the earlier
chapters of this treatise, the Japhetic races grew into national existence, an
easy highway leads towards the eastern half of Asia. The Tarim river, whose
valley this route would follow....loses itself.... on the edge of the Gobi
desert. The basin of this river, forming a broad expanse between the Tia-shan
mountains on the north and the range of Kuenlun to the southward, is one
continual camping ground. Where these mountain barriers end begins the country
called Mongolia, the original home of the Mongol race.
"The word Mongolian is one which si
frequently used to denote the whole population of inner and northern Asia. At
the outset we must carefully define a term like this. The type of race so
often called in manuals of ethnology 'Mongolian'. let us designate the term 'Turanian'-the
significance of which is co-extensive with the scriptural
'Japhetic.'....'Mongol' must be reserved as the title of that race which,
however far afield it may since have wandered, issued from the territory
distinctively designated "Mongolia.'" Now the name Mongol and the
name Magog are, with slight variations, identical. Gibbon writes
"Mongol" Mongou. In India "Mongol" became Mogh-ul--Mgg
represents Mng, "Mongol" is "Magog."
The former province of Manch-uria was peopled
from Mongolia. Between 1850 and 1860 Russian absorbed 150,000 square miles of
Manchurian territory-since 1860, 100,000 more. These incursions into Manchuria
have given Russia a quarter-million square miles of the Land of Magag.
Mongolia itself, the great Chinese province
of that name, was, in the year 1911, placed in political dependence on Russia.
The Bolshevist regime, in its steady onward push into all that was once the
Czar's, has claimed this province too. The original Land of Magog is thus
But long before the arms of Russia were
carried so far in the direction of China, much of the Land of Magog (in the
wider sense) was under Russian rule-the Tunguses and the Buriats of eastern
Siberia are Monguls. In this way to north and south of the Russian Siberian
frontier, something like 2 million square miles of Mongul-peoples territory
Earlier still, Russia has been overrun by
Magog the Mongol. (I) The Huns issued from Mongolia. The Empire of Attila
included the most important part of European Russia. Some of the blood of the
present population of central and southern Russia must have been derived from
these Mongolian Huns. This early predominance of the tribesmen of Attila has
done much to make the Russian Empire the Land of Magog.
(2) In the year 1224 Mongol hordes poured
over Russia under Genghiz Khan. They came again in 1237. Latham says they bore
the specific name of "Mongol." Gibbon describes how they overran and
devastated Russia. For more than 200 years, to 1480, Russia lay crushed
beneath the Mongul rule. Russia was, in fact, Mongolized from end to end.
Latham points out that a considerable mixture of the two races took place,
showing itself in their language, features, and bodily appearance. Even the
mongol tent formed the basis of their architecture down to the days of Peter
Thus-to sum up-The Russian Empire not only includes within its bounds nearly
the whole of the Mongol area, but from the two great invasions, that of Attila
and that of Genchiz-the latter resulting in a subjugation lasting upwards of
two centuries-the whole of the vast expanse now governed by the Bolshevist
minority from Moscow is saturated with Mongol blood and Mongol manners. The
Russian Empire is the land of Magog.