Genesis 22:22

Genesis 22:22

And Chesed
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.


FOOTNOTES:

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.
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