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Rending of Garments

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Tearing or pulling garments apart, often as a sign of mourning (Genesis 37:34 ; Leviticus 10:6 ; Leviticus 21:10 ; 1 Samuel 4:12 ; 2 Samuel 3:31 ), repentance (Genesis 37:29 ; Joshua 7:6 ; 2 Chronicles 34:27 ; Joel 2:13 ), or as a response to the rejection of God's plan (Numbers 14:6 ) or (perceived) blasphemy (Matthew 26:65 ; Mark 14:63 ; Acts 14:14 ). See Blasphemy ; Mourning.

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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 'Rending of Garments'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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