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Peshitta version of Ezekiel 38:2
How are Gog, Magog, Meshech & Tubal rendered in Aramaic? Is it Gug, Magug, Mushkhu & Tabal? Apparently ancient Assyrian records call Meshech & Tubal the "Mushkhi & Tabali", I was wondering if the Peshitta Tanakh agrees with the Assyrian records. I know I should've posted this in the OT thread, but few seem posting there these days and I thought my question will go answered.

The Targum Jonathan reading would also be appreciated.

Oh and what's up with Lamsa rendering Gog & Magog as China & Mongolia?
Lamsa on Ezekiel 38: 2-3

???2. Son of man, set your face against China, and against the land of Mongolia, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him and say,
3. Thus say the LORD God: Behold I am against you, O China, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal:???

The following is Lamsa???s personal commentary from his book: Old Testament Light, George M, Lamsa, Aramaic Bible Society, St. Petersburg Beach, FL, 1964, page 834.


Gog and Magog are the Aramaic names for China and Mongolia. The prince of Magog was the chief prince of Meshech (Moscow). And Tubal (Tobolsk) is a city in Siberia.

Most of the Russians are of Mongolian origin. In Biblical days, the Mongols. Moscovites, and the people of Tubal w ere nomads who preyed on agricultural communities and, at times, fought against the civilized nations.

These powerful tribes were known to Babylonians, Persians, and the remnant of Israel who were scattered east of Persia. Moreover, the Syrians and the Babylonians traded with these nations in the Far East.

These nations from the Far East invaded Persia and Palestine in the twelfth century, but at last were defeated near Jerusalem. They may again under the leadership of China or Russia, try to conquer the world as they did in the reign of Kublai Khan and his grandson, Hulago Khan, and other Mongol overlords. The battle between the Asiatic powers and the European powers may be called the Battle of Armageddon and the advent of the kingdom of God [Rev. 16: 12].

These nations are the descendant of Japheth, the third son of Noah [Gen. 10: 2], and are a warlike people like their brethren, the early teutonic tribes.


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