tn The preterite with the vav (ו) consecutive is subordinated as a temporal clause to the next preterite.
tn The word “this” has been supplied.
tn Heb “called.”
sn The word is חַג (khag), the pilgrim’s festival. This was the word used by Moses for their pilgrimage into the wilderness. Aaron seems here to be trying to do what Moses had intended they do, make a feast to Yahweh at Sinai, but his efforts will not compete with the idol. As B. Jacob says, Aaron saw all this happening and tried to rescue the true belief (Exodus, 941).