Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
The ancients of the people
some of the elders of the land rose up and spoke to all the assembly of the people, saying,
The Lord therefore said to Moses, “Gather for Me
seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and their officers and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you.
1 Chronicles 24:4
Since more chief men were found from the
descendants of Eleazar than the descendants of Ithamar, they divided them thus: there were sixteen heads of fathers’ households of the descendants of Eleazar and eight of the descendants of Ithamar, according to their fathers’ households.
Standing in front of them were
seventy elders of the house of Israel, with Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan standing among them, each man with his censer in his hand and the fragrance of the cloud of incense rising.
Utterly slay old men, young men, maidens, little children, and women, but do not touch any man on whom is the mark; and you shall start from My sanctuary.” So they started with the elders who were before the temple.
Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas;
Now when morning came, all the chief priests and the elders of the people conferred together against Jesus to put Him to death;
On the next day, their
rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem;