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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Chaldee language: Employed by the sacred writers in certain portions of the Old Testament, viz., Dan. 2:4-7, 28; Ezra 4:8-6:18; 7:12-26; Genesis 31:46; Jeremiah 10:11. It is the Aramaic dialect, as it is sometimes called, as distinguished from the Hebrew dialect. It was the language of commerce and of social intercourse in Western Asia, and after the Exile gradually came to be the popular language of Palestine. It is called "Syrian" in 2 Kings 18:26. Some isolated words in this language are preserved in the New Testament (Matthew 5:22; 6:24; 16:17; 27:46; Mark 3:17; 5:41; 7:34; 14:36; Acts 1:19; 1 Corinthians 16:22). These are specimens of the vernacular language of Palestine at that period. The term "Hebrew" was also sometimes applied to the Chaldee because it had become the language of the Hebrews (John 5:2; 19:20).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Of or pertaining to Chaldea.

2. (n.) The language or dialect of the Chaldeans; eastern Aramaic, or the Aramaic used in Chaldea.

919. Bariesous -- "son of Joshua," Bar-Jesus, a false prophet
... Bar-jesus. Of Chaldee origin (bar and Yhowshuwa'); son of Jesus (or Joshua);
Bar-jesus, an Israelite -- Barjesus. see HEBREW bar. see HEBREW Yhowshuwa'. ...
// - 6k

920. Barionas -- "son of Jonah," Bar-Jonah, a surname of Peter
... Bar-jona. Of Chaldee origin (diakoneo and Malchos); son of Jonas (or Jonah);
Bar-jonas, an Israelite -- Bar-jona. see HEBREW bar. see HEBREW Yonah. ...
// - 6k

2381. Thomas -- "the twin," Thomas, one of the twelve apostles
... Thomas. Of Chaldee origin (compare ta'owm); the twin; Thomas, a Christian -- Thomas.
see HEBREW ta'owm. (thoma) -- 1 Occurrence. (thoman) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
// - 6k

924. Bartimaios -- "son of Timaeus," Bartimaeus, a beggar
... Bartimaeus. Of Chaldee origin (diakoneo and kruphe); son of Timoeus (or the unclean);
Bar-timoeus, an Israelite -- Bartimaeus. see HEBREW bar. see HEBREW tame'. ...
// - 6k

1447. Hebraisti -- in Hebrew, in Aramaic
... in the Hebrew tongue. Adverb from Hebrais; Hebraistically or in the Jewish (Chaldee)
language -- in (the) Hebrew (tongue). see GREEK Hebrais. ...
// - 6k

921. Barnabas -- Barnabas, an Israelite companion of Paul
... Barnabas. Of Chaldee origin (diakoneo and tacha); son of Nabas (ie Prophecy); Barnabas,
an Israelite -- Barnabas. see HEBREW bar. see HEBREW nbiy'. ...
// - 6k

4567. Satanas -- the adversary, Satan, ie the devil
... Satan. Of Chaldee origin corresponding to ma'bad (with the definite affix); the
accuser, ie The devil -- Satan. see HEBREW ma'bad. (satana) -- 15 Occurrences. ...
// - 6k

3126. mamonas -- riches
... mammon. Of Chaldee origin (confidence, ie Wealth, personified); mammonas, ie Avarice
(deified) -- mammon. (mamona) -- 4 Occurrences. 3125, 3126. ...
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966. Bethsaida -- "house of fish," Bethsaida, the name of two ...
... Bethsaida. Of Chaldee origin (compare bayith and tsayad); fishing-house; Bethsaida,
a place in Palestine -- Bethsaida. see HEBREW bayith. see HEBREW tsayad. ...
// - 6k

4518. sabachthani -- you have forsaken me
... sabachthani, you have left me. Of Chaldee or (shbaq with pronominal suffix); thou
hast left me; sabachthani (ie Shebakthani), a cry of distress -- sabachthani. ...
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Translations from the Septuagint and Chaldee.
... Treatises. Translations from the Septuagint and Chaldee. There are three
stages of Jerome's work of Scripture Translation. The first ...
/.../the principal works of st jerome/translations from the septuagint and.htm

... Whether it be that the language is Chaldee, which differs in certain peculiarities
from our speech, and the Seventy were unwilling to follow those deviations ...
// principal works of st jerome/daniel.htm

The Girdle of the City. Nehemiah 3
... Going forward, on the south part, was the tower Meah: and beyond that, "the tower
of Hananeel": in the Chaldee paraphrast it is, 'The tower Piccus,' Zechariah ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 26 the girdle of.htm

History of the Interpretation.
... All the Jewish interpreters adhere to the Messianic interpretation, and in this
they are headed by the Chaldee, who paraphrases the words [Hebrew: mmK li ica ...
/.../hengstenberg/christology of the old testament/history of the interpretation.htm

Nob. Bahurim.
... That Nob was placed in the land of Benjamin, not far from Jerusalem, whence Jerusalem
also might be seen,"the words of the Chaldee paraphrast, upon Isaiah 10 ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 44 nob bahurim.htm

The Original Text and Its History.
... of Jeremiah, (Ezra 4:8-6:18; 7:12-26; Dan.2:4, from the middle of the verse to end
of chap.7; Jer.10:11,) which are written in the cognate Chaldee language. ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xiv the original text.htm

Ancient Versions of the Old Testament.
... III. THE CHALDEE TARGUMS. 13. The Chaldee word Targum means interpretation,
and is applied to the translations or paraphrases of ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xvi ancient versions of.htm

Gihon, the Same with the Fountain of Siloam.
... I. In 1 Kings 1:33,38, that which is, in the Hebrew, "Bring ye Solomon to Gihon:
and they brought him to Gihon"; is rendered by the Chaldee, "Bring ye him to ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 25 gihon the same.htm

Arbel. Shezor. Tarnegola the Upper.
... But there are authors which do very differently interpret that place, viz.
the Chaldee paraphrast, R. Solomon, Kimchi: consult them. ...
/.../lightfoot/from the talmud and hebraica/chapter 85 arbel shezor tarnegola.htm

... This passage is none other than a portion of Bel and the Dragon in Chaldee, and
is headed without reserve as vdny'l. It proceeds with v.28 to the end: lchd yhvd ...
/.../daubney/the three additions to daniel a study/chronology 3.htm

... Easton's Bible Dictionary Chaldee language: Employed by the sacred writers
in certain portions of the Old Testament, viz., Dan. ...
/c/chaldee.htm - 8k

Hebrew (37 Occurrences)
... Hebrew language. The language of the Hebrew nation, and that in which the Old Testament
is written, with the exception of a few portions in Chaldee. ...
/h/hebrew.htm - 77k

Aramaic (12 Occurrences)
... literature of Syria and Mesopotamia; Aramaean; -- specifically applied to the northern
branch of the Semitic family of languages, including Syriac and Chaldee. ...
/a/aramaic.htm - 31k

Daniel (74 Occurrences)
... 2:4; 7) are written in the Chaldee language; and the portions written in Hebrew
are in a style and form having a close affinity with the later books of the Old ...
/d/daniel.htm - 79k

Language (112 Occurrences)
... In its eastern form it is known as Syriac. In its occurrence in the Old Testament,
it formerly, though incorrectly, generally bore the name Chaldee. ...
/l/language.htm - 101k

Chaldees (13 Occurrences)

/c/chaldees.htm - 15k

According (7613 Occurrences)
... His words are: "In the Gospel according to the Hebrews, which was written indeed
in the Chaldee-Syr (Aramaic) language, but in Hebrew characters, which the ...
/a/according.htm - 62k

Languages (36 Occurrences)
... of Babylonian Talmud, Mandean; (b) West or Palestinian Aramaic of the Targums,
Palestinian Talmud (Gemara), Biblical Aramaic ("Chaldee"), Samaritan, language ...
/l/languages.htm - 49k

Nehelamite (4 Occurrences)
... of Babylonian Talmud, Mandean; (b) West or Palestinian Aramaic of the Targums,
Palestinian Talmud (Gemara), Biblical Aramaic ("Chaldee"), Samaritan, language ...
/n/nehelamite.htm - 89k

Galeed (2 Occurrences)
... This was the name given to the "heap" by Jacob. It is Hebrew, while the name
Jegar-sahadutha, given to it by Laban, is Aramaic (Chaldee or Syriac). ...
/g/galeed.htm - 8k



Related Terms

Hebrew (37 Occurrences)

Aramaic (12 Occurrences)

Daniel (74 Occurrences)

Language (112 Occurrences)

Chaldees (13 Occurrences)

According (7613 Occurrences)

Languages (36 Occurrences)

Nehelamite (4 Occurrences)

Galeed (2 Occurrences)


Rest (831 Occurrences)

Matthew (5 Occurrences)

Mammon (4 Occurrences)

Mehir (1 Occurrence)

Bosor (1 Occurrence)

Belteshazzar (8 Occurrences)

Cogitations (1 Occurrence)

Cord (47 Occurrences)

Abednego (14 Occurrences)

Abba (3 Occurrences)

Soothsayer (4 Occurrences)


Syriac (2 Occurrences)

Gospel (108 Occurrences)

Ezra (28 Occurrences)



Anaharath (1 Occurrence)



Introduction (3 Occurrences)

Chalde'ans (74 Occurrences)


Hebrews (24 Occurrences)

Hour (124 Occurrences)

Judith (1 Occurrence)


Esther (48 Occurrences)

Tabeel (2 Occurrences)

Anem (1 Occurrence)

Book (211 Occurrences)

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