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2014

Israel's boarders through ages: maps, kingdoms and empires part 2 of 7 - Chaldea

Chaldea

The Chaleans started out in a homeland country in the far south of Mesopotamia at the Persian Golf that was relatively poor. The Chaldeans are mentioned in several biblical passages, Nehemiah 9:7 (Acts 7:4),
“You are the Lord God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham.

Chaldea, source: Wikipedia

In the 8th century BCE the Chaldeans - Marduk-apla-iddina II (the Biblical Merodach-Baladan) of Bit-Yâkin - allied themselves with the powerful Elamite kingdom and briefly they seized control of Babylon in 721 BCE. Until then Babylon was ruled from Nineveh by the Assyrian king Sahlmaneser V who died. In 620 BCE the Chaldeans gained control over Babylon under Nabopolassar - was succeeded by Nebuchadnezzar II in 604 BCE - and founded the Chaldean Dynasty that at that time ruled all of Mesopotamia, and the former Assyrian possessions of Aram (Syria), Phoenicia, Israel, Cyprus, Edom, Philistia, and parts of Arabia, while the Medes took control of the former Assyrian colonies in Iran, Asia Minor and the Caucasus. The Chaldeans became masters of reading and writing, and according to some they were familiar with magic. Ultimately the Babylonian Empire was absorbed into the Persian Achaemenid Empire. Through time the name Chaldean came to mean astrologist and astronomers. Today Chaldeans see themselves as people of Sumarian, Akkadian and Aramaean descent, and not of Arabian origins.

Author: © Mrs A. vd Laan-LeitoPosted in: History