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Term used by the prophets to describe Israel's faithlessness to God (Isaiah 57:17 RSV; Jeremiah 3:14 ,Jeremiah 3:14,3:22; Jeremiah 8:5; Jeremiah 31:22; Jeremiah 49:4; Hosea 11:7; Hosea 14:4 ). In these passages it is clear that Israel had broken faith with God by serving other gods and by living immoral lives. See Apostasy .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Backsliding'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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