I saw somewhere that "Gog" mentioned in the Torah is Greece. Does anyone know a source for this?

  • I asume it has something to do with the fact that both magog (which I believe includes gog) and yavan are descedents of yafet who is identified with both... – Loewian Mar 5 '15 at 4:18
  • The Radak (?) cited here seems to imply they're separate entities, though he has them interacting: aharit.com/A-05.html fn 19. – Loewian Mar 5 '15 at 4:26

I don't think there is Gog mentioned in the Torah. There is however Magog in parshas Noach.

In Yechezkel 38 2 Rashi and Radak says Gog is king of Magog. Radak says Magog is from Yefes, Malbim also connects them to Yephes through Tuval mentioned there. Yefes is classically associated with Greece, Rabbi Kaplan brings some identifying Yefes with the Greek Iapetus.

(Rabbi Kaplan though does not being any opinions connecting Magog specifically to Greece.)

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  • what does this have to do with gog? – Loewian Mar 5 '15 at 4:18
  • @loewian If Magog is from Yefes = Greece, and Gog is king of Magog = Yefes = Greece, than Magog is (roughly) king (representative) of Greece. – LN6595 Mar 6 '15 at 18:43
  • @LN6595 Ioewian was commenting on the original post I put up which was admittedly confused. I got lost in the cross referencing and forgot your original question:/ es chatai ani azkir. – user6591 Mar 6 '15 at 18:52

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