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A less common term for the Aramaic language. In the King James Version of the Bible it is also called Syrian (e.g., 2 Kgs 18:26). For more information, see this article: Aramaic Language.
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Chaldee language—employed by the sacred writers in certain portions of the Old Testament, viz., Dan. 2:4–7, 28; Ezra 4:8–6:18; 7:12–26; Gen. 31:46; Jer. 10:11. It is the Aramaic dialect, as it is sometimes called, as distinguished from the Hebrew dialect. It was the language of commerce and of social