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  • It wasn't called that in the Old Testament.
  • It was called emed and emet, truth and love in fidelity to covenant. This is the compassion of God in the Old Testament
  • See the references to God and his heart in Deuteronomy
  • See the Songs of the Suffering Servant in Isaiah
  • See the Prophet Hosea, and the symbolism of Israel as his wife, and how God will woo Israel back again and take Israel into his heart.
  • See the Prophet Micah, and how love, justice and mercy exists in the heart of God and in the hearts of Man.