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).
one of an ancient Semitic people that formed the dominant element in Babylonia. the indigenous Semitic language of the Chaldeans, Aramaic being used as an auxiliary language. Biblical Aramaic. an astrologer, soothsayer, or enchanter. Dan. 1:4; 2:2. of or belonging to ancient Chaldea. pertaining to astrology, occult learning, etc. noun a member of an ancient […]
an English dry measure formerly used for coal, coke, lime, and the like, varying locally from 32 to 36 bushels or more. noun a unit of capacity equal to 36 bushels. Formerly used in the US for the measurement of solids, being equivalent to 1.268 cubic metres. Used in Britain for both solids and liquids, […]
a herdsman’s hut in the Swiss Alps. a kind of farmhouse, low and with wide eaves, common in Alpine regions. any cottage, house, ski lodge, etc., built in this style. noun a type of wooden house of Swiss origin, typically low, with wide projecting eaves a similar house used esp as a ski lodge, garden […]
an inlet of the Gulf of St. Lawrence between NE New Brunswick and SE Quebec, in SE Canada: rich fishing ground. About 85 miles (135 km) long; 15–25 miles (24–40 km) wide.