The Book of Henoch
Other than Ezekiel 38, the Book of Enoch (Hanoch), that was discovered in Qumran, cave 4, describes the same type of conflict.
Regardless if people accept it or reject this writing from their biblical canon, Enoch is mentioned in Genesis 5 and the epistle of Jude makes mention of the Book of Enoch too. As far as I am concerned, one should always examine things rather than spreading preconceived opinions.
You will find more info about this text in the following study.
So, what does Ezekiel, chapter 38 state and who are the main protagonists involved?
The following cards will help you localize the nations that are mentioned by prophet Ezekiel.
The Book of Ezekiel, chapter 38, verses I to 16 are addressed to Gog, a potent political leader. Who is this head of state?
To decipher the names of the nations in Ezekiel 38, one must take into account that:
- the land of Magog represents Modern Day Russia
- there are high probabilities the prince of Rosh would represent Vladimir Putin
- Meschech and Tubal refer to the territories in and around Turkey
- Cush is Modern Day Ethiopia
- Put is Modern Day Lybia
- Interestingly Persia refers to Modern Day Iran
- Gomer represent Eastern Europe and Beth Togarma is another name for Modern Day Turkey
Also note that the principal protagonists do have numerous allies.
"There are six things that the lord hates, seven are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies and one who sows discord among brothers." Proverbs 6: 16-19
Obama's quotes about Israel: double standarts?
Yes, as far as I am concerned. You cannot state one thing, and stab the Hebrew state in the back with your political actions in favor of Israel's worst enemies, such as Iran.