So on the advice of his counselors, the king made two gold calves. He said to the people, “It is too much trouble for you to worship in Jerusalem. Look, Israel, these are the gods who brought you out of Egypt!”
References for 1 Kings 12:28
He placed these calf idols in Bethel and in Dan—at either end of his kingdom.
But this became a great sin, for the people worshiped the idols, traveling as far north as Dan to worship the one there.