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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  son  of  Shem,  born  the  year  after  the  Deluge.  He  died  at  the  age 
  of  438  years  (Gen.  11:10-13;  1  Chr.  1:17,  18;  Luke  3:36).  He 
  dwelt  in  Mesopotamia,  and  became,  according  to  the  Jewish 
  historian  Josephus  the  progenitor  of  the  Chaldeans  The 
  tendency  is  to  recognize  in  the  word  the  name  of  the  country 
  nearest  the  ancient  domain  of  the  Chaldeans  Some  regard  the 
  word  as  an  Egypticized  form  of  the  territorial  name  of  Ur 
  Kasdim  or  Ur  of  the  Chaldees. 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
  Arphaxad,  a  healer;  a  releaser