The Prophecy Against
Gog, who would torment God's people after their return from captivity.
This prophecy was given during the Babylonian captivity of the children of Israel.
This is one of the most popular passages in the Holy Bible that the false prophets love to use. This is so because Westerners do not see the fulfillment in the standard Bible they read. It is, however, contained in the Apocrypha book of 1 Maccabees.
The short explanation is that the fulfillment of this prophecy took place 165 BC. The king of the Greco-Syrian region was Antiochus and he was known as GOG and his land Magog.
To this day religious Jews have a festive period called "Hanukkah" remembering the liberation and the restoration of the temple.
Hanukkah last for eight days during the Judaic month Kieslev: Usually in the months of November/December of the secular calendar.
Judas Maccabee is regarded as one of the greatest warriors in Jewish history alongside Joshua, Gideon and David. Read some interesting facts at Wikipedia. Even George Fridirick Hândel composed some lovely music bearing the name Judas Maccabeus.
The above is really all that is necessary to say about the event prophesied in Ezekiel 38/39. However, many people stubbornly believe that it is something still to come, hence the effort on this site to explain the passage. In short, if anybody tries to convince you that it is an unfulfilled prophecy, ignore the story.
Remember that the reference to GOG in Revelation 20 refers to the descendents of the original Gog.