Chaldea


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Chal·de·a

or Chal·dae·a  (kăl-dē′ə)
An ancient kingdom of southern Mesopotamia. Founded c. 1000 bc, it eventually came to dominate Babylonia, reaching the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II. The Chaldean empire was destroyed by Persians in 539 bc.

Chaldea

(kælˈdiːə) or

Chaldaea

n
1. (Placename) an ancient region of Babylonia; the land lying between the Euphrates delta, the Persian Gulf, and the Arabian desert
2. (Placename) another name for Babylonia

Chal•de•a

or Chal•dae•a

(kælˈdi ə)

n.
1. an ancient region in the lower Tigris and Euphrates valley, in S Babylonia.
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Noun1.Chaldea - an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian DesertChaldea - an ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
2.Chaldea - an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
battle of Cunaxa, Cunaxa - battle in 401 BC when the Artaxerxes II defeated his younger brother who tried to usurp the throne
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq
Mesopotamia - the land between the Tigris and Euphrates; site of several ancient civilizations; part of what is now known as Iraq
Babylon - the chief city of ancient Mesopotamia and capital of the ancient kingdom of Babylonia
Sumer - an area in the southern region of Babylonia in present-day Iraq; site of the Sumerian civilization of city-states that flowered during the third millennium BC
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While the Cotton manuscript (British Library Cotton Titus C.XVI) dates from approximately the same time and includes these same four complete systems, Egerton also includes two incomplete alphabets: the alphabet of "Caldee" (that is, Chaldea) is included only through the symbols for letters, while Persian appears only in its letter names.
Before Yhwh called, Abram was in transit (at Haran) with his father, Terah from Ur of Chaldea, to Canaan (Gen.
He begins by rejecting the consensus view that Abraham was born in Ur Kasdim by reasoning that it is illogical that Abraham was born there in the land of the "Chaldeans" because he descended from Semites, yet Chaldea and the entire region of Sumer are Hamitic lands.
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