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

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