12:31 He built temples 1 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, 2 like the festival celebrated in Judah. 3 On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the calves he had made. 4 In Bethel he also appointed priests for the high places he had made.
1 Kings 14:23Context
14:23 They even built for themselves high places, sacred pillars, and Asherah poles on every high hill and under every green tree.
2 sn The eighth month would correspond to October-November in modern reckoning.
4 tn Heb “and he offered up [sacrifices] on the altar; he did this in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves which he had made.”