12:28 After the king had consulted with his advisers, 1 he made two golden calves. Then he said to the people, 2 “It is too much trouble for you to go up to Jerusalem. Look, Israel, here are your gods who brought you up from the land of Egypt.”
1 Kings 12:32Context
12:32 Jeroboam inaugurated a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month, 3 like the festival celebrated in Judah. 4 On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the calves he had made. 5 In Bethel he also appointed priests for the high places he had made.
1 tn The words “with his advisers” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
2 tn Heb “to them,” although this may be a corruption of “to the people.” Cf. the Old Greek translation.
3 sn The eighth month would correspond to October-November in modern reckoning.
5 tn Heb “and he offered up [sacrifices] on the altar; he did this in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves which he had made.”