Chaldean Suddart

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  1. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    I came across this term in a manuscript transcription of a sermon on Lamentations 1.3. Anyone know the term or if the person making the MS wrote what he heard, what it might be misspelled for? No hits googling.
    "Judah is gone into captivity (Lamentations 1:3). Here he laments their voluntary captivity or banishment among the heathen. For they are, so vexed at home by the Chaldean Suddart, that they had rather go wherever than stay at home for the Lord had made the holy land a prison."
     
  2. Contra_Mundum

    Contra_Mundum Pilgrim, Alien, Stranger Staff Member

  3. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

    Oxford English Dictionary lists 'suddart' as a mercenary soldier. (Also: suddard, suddert, su(l)dart, soudart, so(w)ldart, souldart, etc.)
     
  4. Joshua

    Joshua pilgrim

    A special kind of soap artistic expression from the Chaldean region? Chaldean Sud Art. Pretty sure that’s it. Didn’t even have to google it.
     
  5. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

    That does sound very vexing.
     
  6. Joshua

    Joshua pilgrim

    "It's art."
     
  7. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks Heidi; I'm sure that's it. Not sure why I was not getting that to come up.
     
  8. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    That's also possible; thanks Bruce.
     
  9. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

    Chris, I looked it up in our huge two volume edition that comes with a magnifying glass. I'm not sure the contents are available online ... but it's a magical tome. It is very, very heavy though.
     
  10. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    Yes; I have one of those. I signed up for book of the month club to get it for free back in the mid late 1980s. Invaluable; but I do believe, regardless of the magnifying glass, the print gets smaller every time I open it of late. Again, not sure why I didn't think to check it.
     
  11. Joshua

    Joshua pilgrim

    That's "dark arts," not sud art.
     
  12. a mere housewife

    a mere housewife Not your cup of tea

    Please notice that my suggestion was considered helpful. I won, I won! While you did not even get an honorable mention. No trophy for participation (though it is an 'art' word). ... I mean this in the nicest way ... :warfield: (<----a sober but kind expression to make you think seriously about your response ...)
     
  13. Ask Mr. Religion

    Ask Mr. Religion Flatly Unflappable Staff Member

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  14. Joshua

    Joshua pilgrim

    Dark arts are the opposite of clean, soapy, suddarts.
     
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