In the old testament it is obvious that there are multiple references to sacrificing calves. From my understanding this was generally performed by the high priests to take away the sins of the people.
What is the significance of the sacrifice taking place in 1 Kings 1v.9, v.19 by Adonijah and does it share the same commonality in purpose?
1 Kings 1:9:
Adonijah then sacrificed sheep, cattle and fattened calves at the Stone of Zoheleth near En Rogel. (NIV)
1 Kings 1:19:
He has sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep, and has invited all the king’s sons, Abiathar the priest and Joab the commander of the army, but he has not invited Solomon your servant. (NIV)