Chaldea (Chaldees)
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Chaldea (Chaldees)
Bible Meaning: Clodbreakers
Strong's Concordance #H3778

Strictly speaking, the Chaldees (Chaldea) was a tract of territory located on the northwest end of the Persian Gulf. It sometimes, in the Bible, included the whole of Babylonia. Ur of the Chaldees is the city where Abraham (Abram) grew up and lived in until the age of seventy.

The Chaldeans, under King Nebuchadnezzar, helped build the Neo-Babylonian world empire that lasted only for a relatively short period of time (612 to 539 B.C.).

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Important verses

Genesis 11:28
And Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees (Chaldea).

Genesis 11:31
And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran his son's son, and Sarai his daughter in law, his son Abram's wife: and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan: and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

Genesis 15:7
And he said unto him, I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it.

2Kings 24:2
And the LORD sent against him bands of the Chaldees (Chaldea), and bands of the Syrians, and bands of the Moabites, and bands of the children of Ammon, and sent them against Judah to destroy it, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by his servants the prophets.

2Kings 25:13
And the pillars of brass that were in the house of the LORD, and the bases, and the brasen sea that was in the house of the LORD, did the Chaldees break in pieces, and carried the brass of them to Babylon.

Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.

Jeremiah 51:24
And I will render unto Babylon and to all the inhabitants of Chaldea all their evil that they have done in Zion in your sight, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 51:35
The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say: and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say.

Ezekiel 11:24
Afterwards the spirit took me up, and brought me in a vision by the Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I had seen went up from me.

Ezekiel 23:15
Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity.

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