The Imminent Invasion of Israel

Appendix 7: Where is GOMER?

Another participant in the end-time confederation of nations is ancient Gomer, the first son of Japheth, and father of Ashkenaz, Riphath, and Togarmah. (Genesis 10:2-3). Some prophecy teachers as well as the Rabbinical view identify Gomer as Germany, and the Jewish Talmud positively identify Gomer with the Germans. 

A closer examination, however, reveals that the Gomerites were the ancient Cimmerians, expelled in 700 BC from the southern steppes of Russia into the area we know today as Turkey. Gomer, scholars seem to almost universally agree, “refers to the Celtic Cimmerians of Crim-Tartary.” Gomer is well known to the ancient world as Gimarrai of north central Asia Minor [Cappadocia]. These people are also known as the Cimmerians. This seems to be the simplest, most obvious interpretation. Gomer is to be identified with the Cimmerians (the Cimarrai of the Assyrian inscriptions), located on the shores of the Black and Caspian Seas. Gomer is Gimarra is Cimmeria is Cappadocia - central Turkey. Gesenius speaks of part of Gomer's hordes as being Ashkenaz: “the proper name of a region and a nation in northern Asia, sprung from the Cimmerians, who are the ancient people of Gomer.”
Herodotus and Plutarch also identified Gomer with the Cimmerians.

The Cimmerians are well known to secular historians. The Scythians chased them across the Caucasus mountains into Asia Minor (Turkey). They made their way through that land, destroyed the Phrygian kingdom in the 7th-8th century BC., and in the 5th century raided the kingdom of Lydia. They kept all of southern and western Asia in turmoil for a century and a half. 

Dr Young, citing the best of the most recent archaeological finds, says of Gomer: “They settled on the north of the Black Sea and then spread themselves westward and southward to the extremities of Europe.” 
Josephus said Gomer founded those whom the Greeks called the Galatians. This confirms the best identification of Gomer as Turkey.



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