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Gog and Magog (يأجوج ومأجوج)


From the Quranic Arabic Corpus - Ontology of Quranic Concepts

Gog and Magog (يأجوج ومأجوج) are a group of people mentioned in the Quran who are kept behind a great wall. This category is part of the following classification in the ontology:

Concept (root)
Living Creation
Sentient Creation
Historic People
Gog and Magog (يأجوج ومأجوج)
Quranic Concept
Gog and Magog
يأجوج ومأجوج
TranslationGod and Magog
Transliterationyajūj wa-majūj
Parent categoryHistoric People

Gog and Magog are referred to in verse (18:94) of chapter (18) sūrat l-kahf (The Cave):

Sahih International: They said, "O Dhul-Qarnayn, indeed Gog and Magog are [great] corrupters in the land. So may we assign for you an expenditure that you might make between us and them a barrier?"

Visual Concept Map

The map below shows the part of the visual ontology for this concept. You can click on other concepts in the map for related information:

Historic PeopleHistoric PersonBedouinChildren of AdamChildren of IsraelCompanions of the ElephantCompanions of the RassDhul KiflGog and MagogJalutKingLuqmanMadyanThamudPharaohRomansSamiriTubbaUzair

Concept map for Gog and Magog. Related concepts are highlighted in blue.

Knowledge Base

// Predicate logic relations for the ontology concept gog-and-magog:

(subclass gog-and-magog historic-people)

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