Chaldea

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Chaldea an ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where Daniel became a counselor to the king)
    • n Chaldea 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
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Usage

In literature:

Babylon found a seat on the great plain of Chaldea, on the banks of the Euphrates.
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie
The story got to Egypt, to Chaldea, and to India.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
A.: The Story of Chaldea.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Gilgames was the national hero of Chaldea.
"The Lords of the Ghostland" by Edgar Saltus
There was gold in Chaldea and Armenia.
"The Boy With the U.S. Miners" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Ancient Chaldea possessed some men of this stamp.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
When war broke out in 1914, a British force landed in ancient Chaldea and pushed northward.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
A large proportion of the chapters are merely syllabaries, similar to those of Chaldea.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 9" by Various
The god which points one hand always to the star Eshmun, is known only to us and the priests of Chaldea.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
The prince of Hircania, informed of these fatal events, returned with his army and made a third party in Chaldea.
"Voltaire's Romances" by Fran├žois-Marie Arouet
Even the Mythologies of Greece and Rome were from Asiatic sources, from Babylon and Chaldea.
"The Hearts of Men" by H. Fielding
Spirit of God into Chaldea, to them of the captivity.
"The Prophet Ezekiel" by Arno C. Gaebelein
VI, VII, VIII in the series of Books on Egypt and Chaldea.
"Darwin, and After Darwin (Vol 3 of 3)" by George John Romanes
In none of the excavations of Assyria had coffins ever been found, but in this city of Chaldea there were thousands upon thousands.
"The International Monthly, Vol. II, No. I" by Various
Anciently, in India and Chaldea, the phaenomenon of the starry heavens was called Aden, or the Celestial Garden.
"Religion In The Heavens" by Logan Mitchell
At a period of very remote antiquity, astronomy was cultivated in China, India, Chaldea, and Egypt.
"Letters on Astronomy" by Denison Olmsted
BABYLONIA, ASSYRIA, CHALDEA, AND PERSIA.
"The Swastika" by Thomas Wilson
We were all together in Chaldea five thousand years ago, and there engendered causes which have to be worked out in the flesh to-day.
"A Son of Perdition" by Fergus Hume
Lands of the Plain: Assyria, Elam, Mesopotamia, Chaldea, Arabia.
"The Rand-McNally Bible Atlas" by Jesse L. Hurlbut
Herodotus, the father of history, tells us that they were in use in ancient Chaldea.
"Stories of Useful Inventions" by Samuel Eagle Foreman
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In poetry:

Soldiers.
Oh, helpless Babylon! oh, wretched king
Chaldea is no more; the Mede has conquer'd!
The victor, Cyrus, like a mighty torrent,
Comes rushing on, and marks his way with ruin;
Destruction is at hand; escape or perish!
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More