Chaldeans (Babylonian Captivity)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Chaldea (כַּסְדִּים‎, kasdim). Region of central and southeastern Mesopotamia between the lower stretches of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. Became synonymous with Babylon (see especially Jeremiah). “Chaldeans” refers to the people living in that area. Possible area of Abraham’s homeland, Ur of the Chaldees.
Chaldeans (כַּשְׂדִּים‎, kasdim). 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.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Chaldea (Place)
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
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,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Chaldees kalʹdēz [Heb. kaśdîm,’ereṣ kaśdîm, lēḇ qāmāy (see below); Aram kaśdāy; Gk. gé̄ Chaldaíōn, Chaldai, Chaldaioi]; in Jer. 51:1 the RSV takes Heb. lēḇ qāmāy (AV “midst of them that rise up against me”) as an athbash-cipher for Chaldea (so LXX, BH); the NEB reads “those who live
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Chaldea, Chaldeans
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Chaldea (kal-dee´uh), a region at the head of the Persian Gulf, home to a loose confederation of Semitic- (possibly Aramaic-) speaking peoples organized along tribal lines. The birthplace and ancestral home of Abraham was in Chaldea (Gen. 11:28, 31; 15:7; cf. Acts 7:34). Because Chaldea overlaps geographically
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
CHALDEA. From at least the 10th cen. b.c. southern Babylonia bordering the Persian Gulf was called by the Assyrians Kal-du-land (Babylonian kashdu; Heb. kaśdı̂m). In 626 b.c. a dynasty from this area ruled in Babylon and subsequently the name was used by foreigners (Jer 50:10; Dan 3:8; Ezk 11:24) as
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
, 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
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
ChaldeaThe region in southern Babylonia bordering on the Persian Gulf. After a Chaldean dynasty came to power over all of Babylonia in 626 b.c.e., the term Chaldea (Akk. Kaldû; Heb. kakdɩ̂m) became synonymous with “Babylonia.”
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Chaldea [kăl dēˊə] (Heb. kaśdîm; Akk. Kaldu).† The southern part of Babylonia; according to Assyrian inscriptions of the ninth-seventh centuries B.C., the “land of the Chaldeans” (Akk. māt Kaldu) comprised the area between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers near the Persian Gulf. Under the
Catholic Bible Dictionary
CHALDEA Southern Mesopotamia, around the lower Euphrates. In the Bible, “Chaldea” chiefly refers to the Babylonian Empire that rose to prominence in the sixth century b.c. (see Babylon, Babylonia).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Chalde´a, more correctly Chaldæ´a, the ancient name of a country of Asia bordering on the Persian Gulf. Chaldea proper was the southern part of Babylonia, and is used in Scripture to signify that vast alluvial plain which has been formed by the deposits of the Euphrates and the Tigris. This extraordinary
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
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