reply to post by Deetermined
I would interpret it along grammatical lines.
The word Gog is related to the word Gag - roof. Giving it a clear transcendental connotation (for the reasons stated above). While Magog refers to
the objective presence of Gog. The Mem in Hebrew renders a word into an objectified tense. So, the word BaRaK - to bless, is rendered MeBuRaK "he
will be blessed", by placing a mem in front of it. In this sense, the act of blessing is isolated, identifying a particular party as being blessed.
So, Gog is the archetypal/metaphysical principle, while Magog is the expression of that principle. This is similar to how the Bible says God will
destroy the gods of the nations before he destroys the nations.
Psychologically, this can be understood as the need to deflate your opponents confidence and trust in whatever principle or philosophy he subscribes
to, in order to finish him off. Since the person imbibes energy from the principle; the Gog is what fuels Magog.
In a yet deeper sense, the leader of a nation could be regarded as "Gog", because he is the one who inspires the body of the masses (Magog)