Why didn't G-d tell us (literally) who Gog and Magog would be?
Why are we left to hypothesize?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mainly I think, because God can't just give everything to us on a platter so-to-speak. Otherwise, what's the point of coming here to live, if we can't learn?
Columbus was left to discover America, Einstein, Aristotle, ETC.. you get my point? We're here to do what we can... and learn what we can.
- 1 decade ago
They are the names of two countries, whose names have changed through the ages. I used to know which two countries they are, but forgot! A good commentary will tell you the modern day name of those two countries.
- 1 decade ago
Dude, haven't you Ezekiel 38?
Ezekiel 38: Rosh (Russia), Cush (Ethiopia), Meshech (Moscow), Put (Libya), Tubal (Tubalsk, Siberia), Gomer (Germany), Persia (Iran), and Togarmah (Armenia).
- Anonymous1 decade ago
God says that some verses are open to interpretation...or allegorical...
He it is Who has sent down to thee the Book: In it are verses basic or fundamental (of established meaning); they are the foundation of the Book: others are allegorical. But those in whose hearts is perversity follow the part thereof that is allegorical, seeking discord, and searching for its hidden meanings, but no one knows its hidden meanings except Allah. And those who are firmly grounded in knowledge say: "We believe in the Book; the whole of it is from our Lord:" and none will grasp the Message except men of understanding.
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- Lover of my soulLv 51 decade ago
Same reason we don't know who the 2 witnesses will be. Faith is trusting the Lord to revel His will as need be