Applauding disaster, and then worse

sound of crowd: Yeah! Jeroboam! Yeah, Jeroboam! Hurray for Jeroboam! Yaay, Jeroboam! Narrator: One he set up in Bethel, and the other in Dan. This thing became a sin. For the people went even as far as Dan to worship before the one there.

1 Kings 12: 29, 30

Two gigantic bronze bulls are unveiled. The Crowd breaks out in wild applause and shouts. They accept these substitute gods, setting them at both ends of Israel for convenience, and take to worshipping them with enthusiastic patriotism.

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