Inasmuch, however, as the kingdom of Gyges did not extend to the areas of Meshech and Tubal, as is implied by Ezekiel 38:2 with respect to the kingdom of Gog, there is a problem with assuming that Gog is identical with Gyges, the similarity of the names notwithstanding. --Edwin Yamauchi, in his 1982 book "Foes from the Northern Frontier"
However, since the kingdom of Gyges did not extend to the areas of Meschech and Tubal, as implied by Ezekiel 38:2 with respect to the kingdom of Gog, there is a significant problem in assuming that Gog is related to Gyges. --Hal Lindsey and Chuck Missler, in their 1992 manuscript, "The Magog Factor"
Words can mean whatever you want. In this case, Christian authors Hal Lindsey and Chuck Missler make their points with the above passage and numerous others that are virtually word for word (and without attribution) from a book written by one of their critics, historian Edwin Yamauchi.
"It's kind of a sophomoric plagiarism, it seems," Yamauchi said after comparison passages had been read to him over the phone. "If they're not acknowledging where they got it from, that is rather dishonest. I'm sorry to hear that."