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A modern dictionary of 5,679 Catholic terms (including abbreviations), both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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GOMER

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Son of Japheth and grandson of Noah (Genesis 10:2). Father of an ancient people mentioned by Ezekiel as warring against God, King of Magog (Ezekiel 38:6). Unfaithful wife of the prophet Hosea, whose love for her symbolized the love of Yahweh for Israel in spite of its sins.