O daughter of the Chaldeans

Isaiah 47:5

47:5 O daughter of the Chaldeans. Although Assyria was still the greatest kingdom in the world at the time Isaiah was writing, the Babylonian star was rising, and would eventually defeat both the Egyptians and the Assyrians, becoming essentially a world empire about a century after Isaiah. The prophet, however, was enabled by the Holy Spirit to see the arrogance and wickedness that would characterize Babylon and to predict its eventual defeat and humiliation by Cyrus and his Medo-Persian armies.

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