Bible: 1 Kings 12:25-33
Jeroboam Makes Golden Calves
Jeroboam built up Shechem in the Ephraimite hill country and lived there. From there he went out and built up Penuel. 12:26 Jeroboam then thought to himself: 2 “Now the Davidic dynasty could regain the kingdom. 3 12:27 If these people go up to offer sacrifices in the
12:31 He built temples 11 on the high places and appointed as priests people who were not Levites. 12:32 Jeroboam inaugurated a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, 12 like the festival celebrated in Judah. 13 On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the calves he had made. 14 In Bethel he also appointed priests for the high places he had made.
A Prophet from Judah Visits Bethel
12:33 On the fifteenth day of the eighth month (a date he had arbitrarily chosen) 15 Jeroboam 16 offered sacrifices on the altar he had made in Bethel. 17 He inaugurated a festival for the Israelites and went up to the altar to offer sacrifices.