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Ethnic group located in southern Babylonia during the first millennium bc; briefly ruled the ancient Near East. Chaldean King Nebuchadnezzar was responsible for the destruction of Jerusalem and the exile of the Judaeans.
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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
CHALDEA (PLACE) [Heb kaśdı̂m (כַּשְׂדִּים)]. CHALDEANS. Biblical name for S Mesopotamia, the area associated with Babylon.A. The Form of the Name and Its Appearance in GenesisThe distinction between the Heb kaśdı̂m (cf. also Aram) and the Gk chaldaioi (cf. also Akk kaldu) may be explained linguistically
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Chaldea, Chaldeans. Ancient region in Mesopotamia and its inhabitants. The name comes from the Chaldean (or Kaldu) tribes which shared Babylonia in southeastern Mesopotamia with several other peoples, especially the Sumerians and Akkadians. After the Old Babylonian empire was absorbed by the Assyrians,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
CHALDEA*, CHALDEANS Ancient region in Mesopotamia and its inhabitants. The name comes from the Chaldean (or Kaldu) tribes that shared Babylonia in southeastern Mesopotamia with several other peoples, especially the Sumerians and Akkadians. After the old Babylonian Empire was absorbed by the Assyrians,
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CHALDEANS. The Gr. name Chaldaioi (Heb. kasdim) designated a group of Semitic tribes living in the “sea lands” of southern Babylonia. It is first found in texts of c. 1000 b.c. but is probably a much older name. It is likely that seminomads of the Kaldu occupied the deserts of N Arabia (Job 1:17) and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
, CHALDEA, CHALDEANS. The name of a land, and its inhabitants, in S Babylonia, later used to denote Babylonia as a whole, especially during the last dynasty of Babylonia (626–539 bc); a semi-nomadic tribe occupying the deserts between N Arabia and the Persian Gulf (cf., Jb. 1:17) who early settled in
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
chalde´ans, or Chaldees´. It appears that the Chaldeans (Kaldai or Kaldi) were in the earliest times merely one out of the many Cushite tribes inhabiting the great alluvial plain known afterwards as Chaldea or Babylonia. Their special seat was probably that southern portion of the country which is found
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
CHALDEAN (kal-dēʹan). A native of Chaldea. See Babylonia. The Chaldeans were a warlike, aggressive people from the mountains of Kurdistan. Apparently they were Haldians (or Khaldians), the inhabitants of Urartu, that is, Ararat or Armenia. The ancient Chaldeans are mentioned in the Babylonian inscriptions.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Chaldees—or Chaldeans, the inhabitants of the country of which Babylon was the capital. They were so called till the time of the Captivity (2 Kings 25; Isa. 13:19; 23:13), when, particularly in the Book of Daniel (5:30; 9:1), the name began to be used with special reference to a class of learned men
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
CHALDEANS [kal DEE unz] (conquerors) — one of the ancient peoples that formed the dominant population in Babylonia, especially beginning with the empire of Nebuchadnezzar II (king of Babylonia from 605 to 562 b.c.).The Chaldeans are first mentioned in secular literature in the annals of the Assyrian
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
A Catholic Dictionary
Chaldean Rite, Christians of
chaldean rite, christians of.—The name Chaldeans in ecclesiastical use signifies the Catholics who belong to the church formed by conversions from Nestorianism. Assemani (“Bibliothec. Orient.” tom. iii. p. 410 seq.) distinguishes between particular conversions—i.e. conversions of individual bishops and