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CHALDEA





Definition:

  1. [noun] 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
    Synonyms: Chaldea, Chaldaea

  2. [noun] an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where the Daniel became a counselor to the king)
    Synonyms: Babylonia, Chaldaea, Chaldea

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