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Chaldea


Chaldea was originally a small territory in southern Babylonia at the head of the Persian Gulf. But later after the Neo-Babylonian empire of Nebuchadnezzar II (605-532 BCE) the term practically encompassed all the territory north of Hit southward to the Gulf. Some think Chaldea, original small territory, was the origin of the Chaldeans.


Source(s):

Unger, Merrill F. Unger's Bible Dictionary. 3rd. ed. Chicago. Moody Press. 1985. p. 187