A region at the head of the Persian Gulf, home to a loose confederation of Semitic- (possibly Aramaic-) speaking peoples, organized along tribal lines. It includes the birthplace and ancestral home of Abraham (Gen 11:28; Gen 11:31; Gen 15:7). The Aramaic sections of the book of Daniel (Dan 2:5, Dan 2:10, Dan 4:4, Dan 5:7, Dan 5:11) include Chaldeans among the learned magicians and conjurers. Merodach-baladan and Nebuchadnezzar, prominent Chaldean kings, figure in biblical accounts (esp. in 2 Kings and Jeremia).
28Haran died before his father Terah in the land of his birth, in Ur of the Chaldeans.
31Terah took his son Abram and his grandson Lot son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, his son Abram's wife, and they went out together from Ur of the Cha ... View more
7Then he said to him, “I am the Lord who brought you from Ur of the Chaldeans, to give you this land to possess.”
5The king answered the Chaldeans, “This is a public decree: if you do not tell me both the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and y ... View more
10The Chaldeans answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can reveal what the king demands! In fact no king, however great and powerful, has ever asked s ... View more
4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was living at ease in my home and prospering in my palace.
7The king cried aloud to bring in the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the diviners; and the king said to the wise men of Babylon, “Whoever can read this writing ... View more
11There is a man in your kingdom who is endowed with a spirit of the holy gods. In the days of your father he was found to have enlightenment, understanding, an ... View more