Metaphysical meaning of Chaldeans (mbd)
Chaldeans, chal-de'-ans (Gk.)--savants; astrologers; occultists; magi.
The people of Chaldea, of that country of which Babylon was the capital (II Kings 25:4-26). Boyd says that the Chaldeans were "that people of Chaldea proper who, by the time of the Captivity, constituted the learned classes, the philosophers, magicians, and advisers of Babylon, and whose language was impressed on Babylonish literature." (See Dan. 1:4, last clause, also Dan. 2:2-12.)