- Part of Babylonia, on the Persian Gulf, which eventually assumed control of the whole country, so that Chaldea and Babylon were interchangeable. The rulers of Babylonia best known through the OT were Merodachbaladan and Nebuchadnezzar, the Chaldean kings (2 Kgs. 20:12; 24:1). The country had a reputation for its astrologers (Dan. 2:2).
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Chaldea — or Chaldaea [kal dē′ə] 1. ancient region along the lower courses of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers: S part of Babylonia 2. Babylonia: so called during Chaldean supremacy, c. 6th cent. B.C … English World dictionary
Chaldea — For the asteroid, see 313 Chaldaea. For other uses, see Chaldean (disambiguation). Ancient Mesopotamia Euphrates · Tigris Sumer Eridu · … Wikipedia
Chaldea — /kal dee euh/, n. 1. an ancient region in the lower Tigris and Euphrates valley, in S Babylonia. 2. Babylonia. Also, Chaldaea. * * * Ancient region, on the headwaters of the Euphrates River and adjacent to the Persian Gulf. It was originally the… … Universalium
Chaldea — geographical name ancient region SW Asia on Euphrates River & Persian Gulf … New Collegiate Dictionary
Chaldea — noun a nation in the southern portion of Babylonia, Lower Mesopotamia, lying chiefly on the right bank of the Euphrates, but commonly used to refer to the whole of the Mesopotamian plain. See Also: Chaldean … Wiktionary
Chaldea — The southern portion of Babylonia, Lower Mesopotamia, lying chiefly on the right bank of the Euphrates, but commonly used of the whole of the Mesopotamian plain. The Hebrew name is Kasdim, which is usually rendered Chaldeans (Jer. 50:10; 51:24 … Easton's Bible Dictionary
CHALDEA — ancient name for Babylonia … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Chaldea — n. ancient area and kingdom in south Mesopotamia in the lower Tigris and Euphrates valley (present day southern Iraq) … English contemporary dictionary
Chaldea — Chal•de•a or Chal•dae•a [[t]kælˈdi ə[/t]] n. 1) anh geg an ancient region in the lower Tigris and Euphrates valley, in S Babylonia 2) anh geg Babylonia … From formal English to slang
Chaldea — /kælˈdiə/ (say kal deeuh) noun an ancient region in southern Babylonia … Australian English dictionary