After Solomon dies, his son, Rehoboam takes over and does a horrible job resulting in Israel (except Judah) rejecting him and making Jeroboam their king. Jeroboam didn't want Israel to go back to Rehoboam when they went to the Temple in Jerusalem so he built two gold calves and placed them on either side of the kingdom and told the people that these were the gods that brought them out of Egypt (1 Kings 12:27-30). This sin of Jeroboam's is then continually referenced for the rest of the Old Te...
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