Words of Current Interest

Related to the Lesson-Sermon for December 16, 1973, in the CHRISTIAN SCIENCE QUARTERLY Subject: God the Preserver of Man

Ur of the Chaldees (Neh. 9:7)

Ur (u as in urn) was an ancient and prosperous city south of Babylon on the west bank of the Euphrates, a seat of the worship of the moon god, Nanna, or Sin. The Chaldeans, or Chaldees (kal-deés —a as in add), were later rulers of the Babylonian Empire.

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