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Chaldean Empire
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Definition:
As the Assyrian Empire declined, a new power began to fill the vacuum: the Chaldeans, also known as the Neo-Babylonians to distinguish them from the earlier Babylonian Empire. First they conquered Nineveh and defeated the remaining Assyrian forces in 612 BCE. Later, they defeated the Egyptians in 605 BCE.

They did not spare the Jews and attacked Jerusalem in 597 BCE, later destroying the Temple in 587 and deporting large numbers of the Judean nobility back to their capital.

Chaldean Rulers (Neo-Babylon)
Nabopolassar 625-605
Nabu-kuduri-usur II
(aka, Nebuchadrezzar)
(aka, Nebuchadnezzar)
605-562
Amel-Marduk
(aka, Evil-Merodach)
561-560
Nergal-shar-usur
(aka, Neriglissar)
559-556
Labashi-Marduk 556
Nabu-naid
(aka, Nabonidus)
555-539
Bel-sharra-usur
(aka, Belshazzar)
(aka, Baltasar)
552-542
   
all dates aproximate, BCE

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