Worthington 2004:189 suggests that the Chaldaeans had their own reasons for deterring Alexander from entering Babylon.
From the start, there were the unfavourable omens that confronted him from when he began his final approach to Babylon, first with the warning from the Chaldaean seers (A.
Ezechiel, Daniel and Esdras forsee the myeteries of the divine oracles among the Assyrians, Chaldaeans
, Medes and Persians; they define the periods [i.
As he said in his Memoirs, completed only two days before his death, he had already been told by the prophetic Chaldaeans
that he would die at the peak of his prosperity: then he dreamed of his son who had predeceased him, inviting him to cease his toilsome thoughts, for he would now live happily with his late wife and son in a new world.
Jews were described variously as purely Caucasian Semites, dark Egyptians, ruddy Edomites, black Cushites, mixed-blood Chaldaeans, and so on.
Comparing a Chaldaean effigy to a prominent Alabama Jew, Nott observed that Jews have remained unchanged "from Mesopotamia to Mobile for at least 5,500 years.
1) and then is faced with the crisis of belief in which the Chaldaeans and the Greek philosophers compete for his soul.
5), taken the fateful step of entering Babylon: wounded in his soul by Chaldaean prophecy, Diodorus says, but healed by Anaxarchus and the philosophical corps of the Macedonian army.
Hellanicus' Persika reported that Perses, son of the Greek hero Perseus and Andromeda, was the ancestor of the Persians and that Cepheus, the father of Andromeda, was the ancestor of the Chaldaeans
, who were once known by the name of Cephenes.
Greece borrowed the idea of planetary gods from the Chaldaeans
in Mesopotamia, where it originated at least by the Assyrian period (1244-626 B.
first engineered the week, with Mesopotamian planet gods, and they introduced it to the Mediterranean world in the Hellenistic era, around 200 B.
Justin appeals to a Greek oracle which, when asked who were the 'God-fearing men', declared that 'only the Chaldaeans
achieved wisdom, and then the Hebrews who hold God in holy awe as self-begotten and lord' (11: 2, repeated at 24: 28-29).
of the ancient Near East are thought to have put it there, but there is no evidence to confirm this.