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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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Genesis 11:28 tells us that Abraham was born in Ur of the Chaldees.
Ur of the Chaldees was one of the great urban centers of the Sumerian civilization of ancient southern Iraq and remained an important city until its conquest by Alexander the Great a few centuries before Christ.
One of the greatest discoveries by the archaeologist, Leonard Woolley working almost a century ago at Ur of the Chaldees when the lands of Mesopotamia were being revealed for the miraculous sites they were, were the gold objects that had once been the glory of its fabulous rulers.
John Paul had hoped to begin this pilgrimage to the biblical sites in Ur of the Chaldees -- modern day Tell el-Muqayyar in southern Iraq -- to commemorate the life of Abraham, "our father in faith.
The Mesopotamian family of Terah is introduced at the end of this universal history in chapter 11, and then when God calls Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees at the beginning of chapter 12 we move on to the story of the beginnings of the Israelite nation, though the national focus of the narrative is given moral depth because the universal perspective of the first part of Genesis is never really forgotten.
The Bible tells us that Abraham was born in Ur of the Chaldees (Genesis 11:28).
The Garden of Eden, the Tower of Babel, and Ur of the Chaldees where Abraham was born - all these Biblical places were in the territory we know today as Iraq, whose news fills our papers and broadcasts.
As a young man, and military secretary to Sir William Willcocks, the engineer who dammed the Tigris and the Euphrates and was later to build the first Aswan dam, he `siphoned off' some money to help his archaeologist friend Leonard Woolley excavate Ur of the Chaldees.