Chaldea


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Chaldea

, Chaldaea
1. an ancient region of Babylonia; the land lying between the Euphrates delta, the Persian Gulf, and the Arabian desert
2. another name for Babylonia

Chaldea

ancient Mesopotamian land where study of astrology developed. [Ancient Hist.: NCE, 499]
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Ten years later, he spoke, grandiosely, of settling "the account with Egypt, Assyria and Chaldea on behalf of our ancestors."
(2) My translations of chapters on India, Persia, Chaldea, Egypt, and Greece have already been published.
The Iraqi nation had been born many thousands of years ago; it had established the earliest and greatest civilizations on earth, starting with Sumer and Akkad, through Babylon, Assyria, Chaldea, and the Abbasid caliphate, and culminating in the Baath regime.
He places his own admonition to the Bourbons in the mouths of a hypothetical warning to Nebuchadnezzar from the Magi of Chaldea, who should have told him "that the first duty of a prince is justice toward all, that he was made to reign over men and not over deserts, that he should not have more lands than he could govern and that were won fairly, by love and affection rather than by force; that conquests won at the expense of his subjects, built upon ruins, are a plague, the greatest ill that a Prince can do to himself, bequeathing to his children only enemies abroad and weakness within." (29)
"I have conversed with Sameans by the Ganges, the astrologers of Chaldea, the magi of Babylon, the druids of Gaul, and the priests of Africa!
She is the church gathered from the nations, like Abraham who left Chaldea; she has forgotten her former father (again, the devil, borrowing from John 8:44) and has been adopted by God.
Amanah flopped in her only sprint and her better efforts at a mile were in keeping with those of her dam Cheval Volant and the latter's half-sister Chaldea.
Badger asserts, or from the ancient people native to Chaldea, the Akkadians.(20) Others think they are representatives of the Hittites, who used to occupy the area before the Assyrian conquest.(21) Indeed the Iraqi scholar S.S.
The basic instruments that had come down from ancient Chaldea, Babylon, and Egypt were not being discarded, only complemented with refined, efficient, and accurate machinery.
than that of the Jews" to prove that race was merely the product of "the peculiar characteristics of every climate." 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.
In fact, Peladan's pastorale Le Fils des etoiles, for which Satie composed the music, took place in Chaldea, a civilization reputed to have set forth a mathematical proportion as an aesthetic principle.(28)
Looking back, then, it will be seen that medieval mineralogy had its origin in classical sources and especially in Pliny, who in his turn gathered his material from earlier Greek writers, whose works, except those of Theophrastus, have been lost long since, as well as from a body of local gossip and tradition, which in its turn was probably derived from still more ancient and occult sources in Chaldea and elsewhere in the far east.