1:6 I am raising up. The sovereign God of Israel controls every power in history, including the aggressive Chaldeans.
Chaldeans. Also called Babylonians, or Neo-Babylonians, the Chaldeans rose to power as the Assyrian Empire fell. Nineveh, capital of Assyria, was destroyed in 612 b.c. The Chaldeans ruled until their capital, Babylon, was destroyed by the Persians in 539.