Q. You have the best site on the internet and I read all your articles on prophecy, Your knowledge of the word is very interesting. Recently our church invited a Rabbi who is born again to speak, and His choice of scripture was Ezekiel 38 and 39 . What I found odd was he said that Gomer refers to modern day Germany. I’ve read in your articles and many others where Gomer is referred to modern day Turkey. Now I’m confused. Which is most likely?
A. According to my research, Gomer inhabited the Rhine and Danube valleys. These are giant rivers that criss-cross all of Europe today, including Germany. Based on current events, I’ve leaned more toward Eastern Europe when thinking of Gomer in Ezekiel 38 because I believe the common denominator there is religion, specifically Islam, which is more prevalent in Eastern Europe.
I believe the Turkic people are descended from Togarmah, who was a son of Gomer’s but didn’t follow him into what is now Europe. Gomer’s brothers Meshech and Tubal are linked to Cappodocia and complete the reference to modern Turkey.