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Noun: Chaldea  kal'dee-u
  1. An ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counsellor to the king)
    - Babylonia, Chaldaea
  2. An ancient region of Mesopotamia lying between the Euphrates delta and the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Desert; settled in 1000 BC and destroyed by the Persians in 539 BC; reached the height of its power under Nebuchadnezzar II
    - Chaldaea

Type of: geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region

Part of: Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Mesopotamia, Republic of Iraq

Encyclopedia: Chaldea