Chaldea

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. It includes the birthplace and ancestral home of Abraham (Gen 11:28; Gen 11:31; Gen 15:7). The Aramaic sections of the book of Daniel (Dan 2:5, Dan 2:10, Dan 4:4, Dan 5:7, Dan 5:11) include Chaldeans among the learned magicians and conjurers. Merodach-baladan and Nebuchadnezzar, prominent Chaldean kings, figure in biblical accounts (esp. in 2 Kings and Jeremia).

Gen 11:28

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Gen 11:31

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Gen 15:7

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Dan 2:5

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Dan 4:4

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Dan 5:7

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Dan 5:11

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