- Is Gog represented as a nation or as a
person in Ezek. 38?
- At whose prompting would Gog and his
allies invade Israel?
- According to verse 8, when would this
invasion take place?
- Describe the state of God's people at
the time of the invasion. (38:8. 12)
- Is the invasion by Gog and his allies
represented as a climactic battle, one of several wars involving Israel,
or a minor border skirmish?
- This battle was to take place in the
"last days" (vs. 16; KJV has "latter days"). This same phrase is used 14
times in the O.T. Study the phrase as used in the passages listed below
and discern its usual significance. Especially note the meaning of the
phrase in Jeremiah, Ezekiel's contemporary and counterpart.
Gen. 49:1; Num. 24:14; Dt. 4:30; 31:29; Is. 2:2; Jer. 23:20; 30:24;
49:39; Ezek. 38:16; Dan. 2:28; 10:14; Hos. 3:5; Mic. 4:1
- Would the battle described in chapters
38 and 39 take place before or after the coming of "My servant David."
i.e.. the Messiah?
- On verse 17, see for example. Joel 3:2,
- The events described in Joel 3 were to
take place in what days? (Joel 3:1; cf. Joel 2:28-32 and the quotation
of those verses in Acts 2:16ff.)
- What would be the outcome of the great
battle described in Ezekiel 38-39?
- What would the result be according to
38:23.39:7. and 39:21-24?
- According to 39:4, and 39:17-20, what
would become of the carcasses of the
According to 39:11-15. what would become of the carcasses of the
What does this suggest about the interpretation of the descriptions
in this context?
- Why would the people of Israel not have
to gather wood from the forests to
- Compare the whole section (Ezek. 38-39)
with Dan. 2:44.