Gog and Magog in the Abrahamic Tradition

The Gog and Magog (Yajuj and Majuj) narrative is a very popular prophecy related to the End of Times. Judaism, Christianity and Islam share the roots of this apocalyptic text. The narrative has played a crucial role in times of peace and war, especially in the Middle East, as it has the ability to shape socio-political discourse. Ezekiel and Dhul-Qarnayn introduce the narrative in the Hebrew Bible and the Qur’an. The talk aims to give a broader understanding of and comparative perspectives about the prophetic speech in Ezekiel 38-39 and Sūrat al-Kahf 18: 83-101 using socio-rhetorical interpretation as a hermeneutical tool.

Mowafg Masuwd currently works at the Department of English, University of Zawia, Libya. He is a PhD candidate in interreligious studies at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (ICRS), Yogyakarta. His current research revolves around Qur’anic and Biblical eschatology, prophecies and apocalypticism.

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