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In any case, the wisdom of the Chaldeans and their kings was, we maintain, an inheritance from the West.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

The bible, as expected, has nothing good to say about the Chaldeans. It refers to them as Kasdim or Chasadim. The outrageously fantastical Book of Daniel was, in our opinion, composed to ensure their skills as prophets and soothsayers were contrasted with the Judaic prophet and seen to be less dramatic and competent. The bible mythmongers took pains to compose wildly hyperbolic accounts in order to exalt their extraordinarily god-inspired, lion-taming prophet Daniel. Like Joseph, Daniel was beloved of god and not the devious and incompetent Chaldeans.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

We find ‘Chaldæans’ used in Daniel, as a name for a caste of wise men

Meade / <cite>The Chaldean Oracles (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The Chaldeans were known for their prodigious talents and learning. They were the envy of the world, and for this reason their true identity and significance has been obscured. The Chaldeans were very probably closely related to the Phoenicians who were the great navigators and shipwrights, and whose own land was not far away.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

Ur of the Chasdim...This latter word signifies not national Chaldeans, as those thus designated were not an ethnic group, but a spiritual caste

Alvin Boyd Kuhn / <cite>The Esoteric Structure of the Alphabet (quoted by Michael Tsarion)</cite>

The language of these Chaldeans, said to be practically the same as Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian, is known to have pre-dated Aramaic, the language of the bible.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

Another group of adepts who can be termed "Aryans" were the Bronze Age people known as the Chaldeans. Unquestionably connected to the Irish, and perhaps even from Ireland, the "Babylonian" Chaldeans were expert at manufacturing iron. The bible refers to their land as "Ur of the Chaldees." Ur is a variant of Hur or H'ur, from Horus. [...] In Ireland the Chaldeans were the Kaltach meaning "Stargazers" or "Astrologers."

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

"Moon worshipper," a common name for Mesopotamian astrologers who studied the movements of the moon in relation to the stars. Because the magic powers of the Chaldeans commanded respect nearly everywhere in the ancient world, biblical writers made Abraham a Chaldean (Genesis 11:28). The same name was still being applied to astrologers and wizards in the 15th century A.D.

Barbara G. Walker / <cite>The Woman&#039;s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets</cite>

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