Chaldee language


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; Gen. 31:46; Jer. 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 (Matt. 5:22; 6:24; 16:17; 27:46; Mark 3:17; 5:41; 7:34; 14:36; Acts 1:19; 1 Cor. 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).

Easton's Bible Dictionary. . 1897.

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  • Chaldee — Chal dee, a. Of or pertaining to Chaldea. n. The language or dialect of the Chaldeans; eastern Aramaic, or the Aramaic used in Chaldea. [1913 Webster] {Chaldee Paraphrase}, A targum written in Aramaic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaldee Paraphrase — Chaldee Chal dee, a. Of or pertaining to Chaldea. n. The language or dialect of the Chaldeans; eastern Aramaic, or the Aramaic used in Chaldea. [1913 Webster] {Chaldee Paraphrase}, A targum written in Aramaic. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chaldee — noun Etymology: Middle English Caldey, probably from Middle French chaldée, from Latin Chaldaeus Date: 14th century 1. Chaldean 1a 2. the Aramaic vernacular that was the original language of some parts of the Bible …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chaldee — [kal di:, kaldi:] noun 1》 the language of the ancient Chaldeans.     ↘dated the Aramaic language as used in some books of the Old Testament. 2》 a Chaldean. Origin from L. Chaldaei Chaldeans …   English new terms dictionary

  • Chaldee — n. 1 the language of the Chaldeans. 2 a native of ancient Chaldea. 3 the Aramaic language as used in Old Testament books. Etymology: ME, repr. L Chaldaei (pl.) (as CHALDEAN) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chaldee — n. resident of ancient Chaldea n. Aramaic, ancient Semitic language adj. of or pertaining to ancient Chaldea; of or pertaining to the culture or people of Chaldea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chaldee — n. Chaldaic, Chaldaic language, Aramaic, Aramaean …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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. In the Old Testament it is only spoken of as Jewish (2 Kings 18:26, 28; Isa. 36:11, 13; 2 Chr 32:18). This name …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Aramaic language — Not to be confused with the Amharic language. For the people, see Aramaeans. Aramaic Arāmît Pronunciation [arɑmiθ], [arɑmit], [ɑrɑmɑjɑ], [ɔrɔmɔjɔ] Spoken in Ir …   Wikipedia

  • HEBREW LANGUAGE — This entry is arranged according to the following scheme: pre biblical biblical the dead sea scrolls mishnaic medieval modern period A detailed table of contents precedes each section. PRE BIBLICAL nature of the evidence the sources phonology… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism