Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the enchanters, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king. (ASV)
Anachronism. During the time of the Neo-Babylonian kingdom, "Chaeldeans" would have referred to Babylonians, not to a group of magicians/priests.
Also compare with Daniel 5:30 = "In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean King was slain." Here "Chaldean" is used as an ethnic term, not to denote a particular class of people.
--FreezBee 11:12, 8 Feb 2006 (CST)
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Like FreezBee above said, the author is aware that "Chaldeans" referred to an ethnic group. "Chealdeans", however, could also refer to the priests of Bel-Marduk. Herodutus uses it as a technical term for them in Vol. 1, Sec. 181-183.
- Zeta Metroid 20:34, 12 January 2010 (EST)
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