Ezekiel 39:11 – Steve, do you have an opinion on where “The Valley of the Passengers on the east of the sea” might be found? …And there they shall bury Gog and all his multitude: … and call it HaMonGog.

JG Messervy-Norman

Dear JG,
You ask a good question about an obscure verse in the Ezekiel 38-39 prophecy. I notice Bibles even disagree on its translation. The Complete Jewish Bible renders the phrase in verse 11 as “it will block the traveler’s passage,” while the KJV translates it as “and it shall stop the noses of the passengers (KJV)” as  I certainly cannot identify where this “valley” will be as the description is too vague. Keep in mind the possibility that it may not even exist yet. Ezekiel 38:20 prophesies tremendous earthquakes and tectonic activity will occur all over the earth when the Lord returns. Isaiah 24:1, 18-20 and Revelation 16:18 agree. Zechariah 14:4 prophesies the topography of Jerusalem will be changed when the Lord returns, so such changes may occur on all other continents as well. With global earthquakes and tectonic activity prophesied, the current map of the earth may change dramatically due to Divine actions.  I don’t think anyone now knows where the prophesied “valley” in Ezekiel 39:11 will be.
We humans are all just dust made of the elements of the earth on which we walk. When the Creator of the earth intervenes at the end of our age, he has the power to Divinely rearrange the earth’s topographical anyway he desires. Humanity has lost sight of the fact that the earth and all that lives upon it is here only because God chose it to be here (Genesis 1, Revelation 4:11). All matter is “molding clay” in the hands of the Almighty. He can reshape it according to his pleasure. How humble the nations dwelling on God’s earth should all be (Isaiah 40:15)!