Ten years later, he spoke, grandiosely, of settling "the account with Egypt, Assyria and Chaldea
on behalf of our ancestors.
Things looked up in the next generation, when Flight delivered a capable filly in Chaldea and a classier one in Cheval Volant.
Chaldea was probably the best and certainly the toughest daughter of Cutlass, winning Grade 3 events over seven furlongs and a mile as a six-year-old, in addition to collecting fourth place in the Grade 1 Maskette Stakes.
Although Jews "descended from one stock," Smith observed, they are fair in Britain and Germany, brown in France and Turkey, swarthy in Portugal and Spain, olive in Syria and Chaldea
, and tawny or copper in Arabia and Egypt.
There are a few stray crumbs--Sumeria, Chaldea
, Egypt--nothing much.
The work pretends to be an ancient document excavated in Chaldea
, the Mesopotamian region that was a rich archeological resource during the Higher Criticism, the recent trend in Biblical philology which sought to authenticate Jesus through the corroboration of pre-Christian documents.
The kingdom of Chaldea
, comprising all humankind and ruled by Noah, was the original state.
The governor of Nippur reported that some unidentified brothers of the king of Elam had pressured the king to invade Chaldea
(ABL 328: 9-11 [NB]).