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32 Jeroboam inaugurated a festival on the fifteenth day of the eighth month,[a] like the festival celebrated in Judah.[b] On the altar in Bethel he offered sacrifices to the calves he had made.[c] In Bethel he also appointed priests for the high places he had made.

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  1. 1 Kings 12:32 sn The eighth month would correspond to October-November in modern reckoning.
  2. 1 Kings 12:32 sn The festival celebrated in Judah probably refers to the Feast of Tabernacles (i.e., Booths or Temporary Shelters), held in the seventh month (September-October). See also 1 Kgs 8:2.
  3. 1 Kings 12:32 tn Heb “and he offered up [sacrifices] on the altar; he did this in Bethel, sacrificing to the calves which he had made.”

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