John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary

Verse 15 (2 Chronicles 11:15)

And he ordained him priests for the high places ,.... Of such who were not of the tribe of Levi, and family of Aaron; see 1 Kings 12:31 .

and for the devils ; demons in the shape of goats, as this word signifies, in which form many of the Heathen deities were worshipped; idols of whatsoever kind are so called; for whosoever worships them worships not God, but devils, 1 Corinthians 10:21 the images which Jeroboam set up may be meant, and the next clause may be rendered as explanative of them:

even for the calves which he had made ; one of which he set up at Dan, and the other at Bethel, 1 Kings 12:28 .

- John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary