Why is Bible engagement down in the digital age? Bible Gateway's Rachel Barach shares some insight.
17:16 metal images of two calves. The religious idols of Jeroboam I at Bethel and Dan (1 Kin. 12:28, 29) were in part modeled on the construction of the golden calf by Aaron (Ex. 32:4, 8; Deut. 9:12, 16; Hos. 13:2).
the host of heaven. Although condemned in the Mosaic law (Deut. 4:19; 17:3), some Israelites participated in such astral cults (21:5; 23:4, 5; Amos 5:26).
served Baal. See 1 Kin. 16:31, 32.