Gog and Magog

What Is Gog and Magog? Gog and Magog (גּוֹג וּמָגוֹג, Gog u-Magog) appear in the Hebrew Bible as individuals, peoples, or lands. In Ezekiel 38, Gog is an individual and Magog is his land;[1] in Genesis 10 Magog is a man, but no Gog is mentioned; and centuries later Jewish tradition changed...

Dhul-Qarnayn

What Is Dhul-Qarnayn? Dhul-Qarnayn, (ذو القرنين‎ ḏū’l-qarnayn, “He of the Two Horns”), appears in Quran 18:83-101 as one who travels to east and west and erects a wall between mankind and Gog and Magog (called Ya’juj and Ma’juj).[1] Elsewhere the Quran tells how the end of the world would be signaled by the release...

Alexander The Great In The Quran

Alexander The Great In The Quran The story of Dhul-Qarnayn (in Arabic ذو القرنين, literally “The Two-Horned One”, also transliterated as Zul-Qarnain or Zulqarnain), mentioned in the Quran, may be a reference to Alexander III of Macedon (356–323 BC), popularly known as Alexander the Great.[1] Western and traditional Muslim scholars generally identify Alexander the Great...

Sources for The Quran

Sources for The Quran Scholars have been able to point out several pre-existing sources for the Quran. Some scholars have calculated that one third of the Quran has pre-Islamic Christian origins.[1] The most famous pre-Islamic source for the Quran is the Bible, which predates the Quran by several centuries. Quran contains references to...

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