From whom it is generally thought sprung the Chaldees, who are commonly called Chasdim; but mention is made of the Chaldees before this man was born, unless they are called so by anticipation; (See Gill on Genesis 10:22): and Hazo, and Pildash, and Jidlaph, and Bethuel;
of these men and their posterity we hear no more, excepting: the last, for whose sake the rest are mentioned. Hazo or Chazo settled in Elymais, a country belonging to Persia, where is now a city called Chuz after his name, and from whence the whole country is called Chuzistan; and the inhabitants of it are by the Assyrians called Huzoye or Huzaeans F18; the same which Strabo F19 makes mention of under the name of Cossaeans, who are described as a warlike people, inhabiting a barren and mountainous country, and given to spoil and robbery; and are mentioned by him along with Elymaeans, Medes, and Persians. Some Arabic writers say the Persians are from Pars, the son of Pahla; and Dr. Hyde F20 queries whether Pahla is not the same with Paldas, that is, Pildash, another of the sons of Nahor.
F18 Hyde's Hist. Relig. Vet. Pers. c. 35. p. 415.
F19 Geograph. l. 11. p. 359, 361. & l. 16, p. 512.
F20 Ut supra, (Hyde's Hist. Relig. Vet. Pers. c. 35) p. 419.