Is the nation of Magog the same Magog as the Magog in Gog uMagog?

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Mahari Kra, Radak, and Metzudos all say that the Magog of Gog uMagog is the same nation which is listed among Yefes' descendents.

(Rashi also compares the name, but it is not clear to me that he identifies them as the same nation.)


  • then what nation is identified with magog? Aug 11, 2016 at 17:23
  • That is a different question than asking if the two references to Magog refer to the same nation. Aug 15, 2016 at 11:58
  • Josephus identifies Magog with the Scythians, see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magog_(Bible). See also en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japheth which has a nice map of the nations. Aug 15, 2016 at 12:00
  • Who are the scythians today? also that map is wrong, it says that Tiras is Thracia, which is not true because Tiras is Persia, and Havilah is not in west arabia, its in india. Also ashkenaz is NOT phrygia, its germania Aug 15, 2016 at 15:46
  • the scythians actually might be ashkenazi, because in Assyrian they are called "Ashkuza' Aug 15, 2016 at 16:56

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