Alexander building a wall between Gog and Magog.
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Title:Alexander building a wall between Gog and Magog
Notes:Genesis and the book Ezekiel in chapters 38 and 39 speak of the land of Gog ruled by Magog. Revelation 20:8 also mentions Gog and Magog. As indicated by this manuscript illumination, Islam's Quran has the shared heritage of the Gog and Magog legend. Gog and Magog appear throughout Asian legend in a variety of forms as land, persons, or spirits.
Date:16th century
Building:Chester Beatty Library
Object/Function:Manuscript illumination

Lectionary links:BDiv
General Subject:Culture: Middle Eastern

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Attribution:Alexander building a wall between Gog and Magog, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved May 15, 2021]. Original source:
Record Number:48980 Last Updated: 2021-05-11 10:10:01 Record Created: 2007-01-22 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition